Former Dallas Cowboy’s CEO Gil Brandt shared a social media story Friday describing how the front office puts together traps to get scouts leaking information to the press.
Brandt, who is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, he tweeted and his staff showed their draft to the board of a scout and it showed them taking line-maker Mike Junkin – who came out of Duke at that time.
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“… Sometimes we would put traps for scouts that we did not trust. In 1987 we showed our board to a scout with us with Mike Junkin, an LB we didn’t like, “he wrote. “Two days later, Cowboys beat author Jim Dent wrote history saying we took Junkin.”
He added, “Hook, line, stink.”
Cowboys stopped taking defensive tackle Danny Noonan with No 12 pick. Junkin was selected by Cleveland Browns No. 5 and was out of league after the 1989 season.
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Brandt’s story came in response to an NFL Network Report such as Oakland Raider’s head coach Jon Gruden and General Manager Mike Mayock sent their scouts home days before the draft. Raiders are slated to choose fourth.