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Don`t need 11 picks? show me.

Here`s my mock draft, I`ve awarded us 2 compensatory picks and adjusted the overall selection number to reflect the addition of the compensatory picks throughout the league. I used the rankings from NFL Draft Scout last updated on March 21 and only selected players ranked lower than the overall pick. For example Sean Smith is ranked 52.


51 Smith, *Sean (CB), Utah
69 Moala, Fili (DT), Southern Cal
103 Tupou, Fenuki (OT), Oregon
119 Lang, T.J. (OT), Eastern Michigan
157 Webb, Lardarius (CB), Nicholls State
167 Phillips, Jason (ILB), TCU
172 Johnson, Quinn (FB), LSU
197 Hunt, Phillip (OLB), Houston
208 Pascoe, Bear (TE), Fresno State
211 Reilly, Mike (QB), Central Washington
228 Harris, Ra’Shon (DT), Oregon

Also I have noticed many fans feel that Jerry the wheeler and dealer will not keep all these picks and probably swap picks to move up and lower the amount of selections that we have. Myself while it would not surprise me for Jerry to do this, I feel it would be a mistake. When I break down the roster I find we have 39 players in which the foundation of the team can be built upon.

These players are

Romo, Tony
Kitna, Jon
Barber, Marion
Choice, Tashard
Jones, Felix
Williams, Roy
Austin, Miles
Crayton, Patrick
Hurd, Sam
Stanback, Isaiah
Witten, Jason
Bennett, Martellus
Adams, Flozell
Colombo, Marc
Free, Doug
Davis, Leonard
Holland, Montrae
Kosier, Kyle
Gurode, Andre
Spears, Marcus
Olshansky, Igor
Hatcher, Jason
Bowen, Stephen
Ratliff, Jay
Ware, DeMarcus
Spencer, Anthony
Ellis, Greg
James, Bradie
Brooking, Keith
Carpenter, Bobby
Newman, Terence
Jenkins, Mike
Scandrick, Orlando
Ball, Alan
Hamlin, Ken
Sensabaugh, Gerald
Folk, Nick
Ladouceur, L.P
McBriar, Mat

even some of these 39 are debateable but for argument`s sake lets stick with this group.

Now 53 players make the team meaning we have 14 openings to fill. Will all 11 draft picks make the 53 man squad? history would probably say no but if you lower the 11 picks to 7 does that mean all 7 are virtual locks? But again for argument`s sake lets go crazy and say all 11 draft picks make the team and at the same time know that a draft pick not making the 53 man squad could still go on the practice squad. So after the 11 picks are added to the 39 we now have 50 players and need 3 more for our 53 man roster.

Of course all roster spots are up for grabs in preseason but for this excersize let`s award the final 3 spots to

Rogers, Justin
Stewart, Matt
Brown, Courtney

This would give us a lineup of

QB
Romo, Tony
Kitna, Jon
Reilly, Mike

RB
Barber, Marion
Choice, Tashard
Jones, Felix
Johnson, Quinn

WR
Williams, Roy
Austin, Miles
Crayton, Patrick
Hurd, Sam
Stanback, Isaiah

TE
Witten, Jason
Bennett, Martellus
Pascoe, Bear

O-LINE
Adams, Flozell
Colombo, Marc
Free, Doug
Davis, Leonard
Holland, Montrae
Kosier, Kyle
Gurode, Andre
Tupou, Fenuki
Lang, T.J.

DEF-LINE
Spears, Marcus
Olshansky, Igor
Hatcher, Jason
Bowen, Stephen
Ratliff, Jay
Moala, Fili
Harris, Ra’Shon

LB
Ware, DeMarcus
Spencer, Anthony
Ellis, Greg
James, Bradie
Brooking, Keith
Carpenter, Bobby
Phillips, Jason
Hunt, Phillip
Rogers, Justin
Stewart, Matt

CB/S
Newman, Terence
Jenkins, Mike
Scandrick, Orlando
Ball, Alan
Hamlin, Ken
Sensabaugh, Gerald
Smith, *Sean
Webb, Lardarius
Brown, Courtney

SPEC TEAMS
Folk, Nick
Ladouceur, L.P
McBriar, Mat

So let`s examine who did n`t make it, you know, the guys so valuable to the team that we don`t need 11 picks in this draft, now please keep in mind that some of these guys might qualify for the practice squad or some might beat out a rookie for the roster spot and therefore the rookie is on the practice squad  for example should
Hannah, Rodney beat out Bear Pascoe for the 3rd te position then Bear could go on the Practice squad.

Here are the guys that didn`t make it.
Anderson, Deon
Coleman, Alonzo
Crosslin, Julius
Wilson, Travis
Warren, Paris
Hannah, Rodney
Gibbons, Ryan
McQuistan, Pat
Procter, Cory
Spanos, Matt
Dixon, Marcus
Anderson, Tim
Siavii, Junior
Octavien, Steve
 Mike Hawkins
Watkins, Pat
Tra Battle
Jerome Carter

So who are the guys that are so valuable that would stop us from using all 11 picks?

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