The All Star games are over: Who should the Cowboys be looking at?

With the Texas vs. the Nation game in the books this past weekend that will be the last of real football we will be seeing out of the draft prospects.  So who do I think The Cowboys should be looking at?

Senior Bowl:

NT Cam Thomas North Carolina

Can take on double teams and has surprisingly good feet for his size.  Will need to improve his technique.

S Myron Rolle FSU

Extremely intelligent and allayed some fears concerning his cover skills at the Senior Bowl.

S Nate Allen South Florida

Does all things well and has good ball skills.

OT/OG Vladimir Ducasse UMASS

Had an up and down Senior Bowl week but finished strong in the game.  Can play either tackle or guard, but will need a lot of work on his technique.

OG John Jerry Ole Miss

Played tackle at Ole Miss, but if the Senior Bowl is any indication, he'll make a damn good guard in the NFL.  He is big and powerful and is a surprisingly good interior pass protector.

OG Mike Iupati Idaho

Dominated the competition during the Senior bowl.  But don't let his large frame and extremely long arms fool you, if a team is smart they'll leave him at guard.

S Chris Cook Virginia

Played corner at Virginia but probably projects to FS in the NFL.  Is one of the better cover safeties in the draft.

S Taylor Mays USC

He is smart, physical, and built like a linebacker with the athleticism of a DB.  Not considered a playmaker by many, but in the Senior Bowl game he showed he has the potential to be one.

WR Mardy Gilyard Cincinnati

Made a lot of plays and had a great game.  His dropsies are concerning though.  There is also some concerns over his speed.   A sub 4.5 40 this month will assure him a spot in the first three rounds.

WR Jacoby Ford Clemson

Very fast small receiver.  Despite his his small hands he caught the ball well at the Senior Bowl.  Can't wait to see what kind of numbers he puts up at the combine.

WR Riley Cooper Florida

Big athletic receiver with soft hands.  Now that baseball is out of his life, I expect him to reach his full potential in the NFL.

WR Andre Roberts Citadel

Great route runner and sure handed receiver, and is fast and quick enough to get separation from NFL corners.

WR Jeremy Williams Tulane

Is not going to be a WOW player, but will be a great possession receiver and will probably end up leading his teams in receptions.

H-back Garrett Graham Wisconsin

Is a very good receiver but will need to put on some weight.

DE/DT Jared Odrick Penn State

Big powerful lineman with a great motor and long arms.  He is very hard to block and is great against the run and pass.

DE/DT Alex Carrington Arkansas State

Small school prospect who proved he can play with better competition and excel.  He is strong and powerful and would make an ideal 3-4 end.


East-West Shrine Game:

WR Freddie Barnes Bowling Green

Catches everything.  Probably the best natural receiver in the draft.  Has average size and speed, but would make a very nice possession receiver at the next level.

OT Rodger Saffold Indiana

Probably helped his stock more than anyone in the all star games.  Saffold is a legit second rounder.  He is a great pass protector as a LT, and can get some push in the run game.

OT Kevin Haslam Rutgers

He beat expectation in the Shrine game, and looks like he could become a nice RT or guard for someone.  He is powerful but still has room to grow.

OG Brandon Carter Texas Tech

A big powerful nasty guard that plays through the whistle.

NT Torell Troup Central Florida

Not just a big man, Troup showed he is quick and explosive for his size.  If Troup keeps on impressing throughout the draft process I would not be surprised to see a 3-4 team take him in the third round.

WR Seyi Ajirotutu Fresno State

Big athletic receiver who has nice soft hands.  Marty Schottenheimer likened him to Vincent Jackson.

WR Emmanuel Sanders SMU

Quick speedy receiver who can get deep, and showed at the Shrine game he could get behind defenses.  Reminds me of a faster more athletic version of Devon Bess.

NT Martin Tevaseu UNLV

Big tackle who is a load to handle.  He consistently demands double teams.  Is raw and may be taken in the later rounds because of it, but two to three years from now if he puts in the work he'll probably become a starting NT.

WR Blair White Michigan State

Very good router runner with soft hands.  White has fairly good size, and sort of reminds me of Kevin Walter.  He improved his stock with a good Shrine performance.


Texas vs. The Nation:

WR Marcus Easley UConn - caught the ball well and showed good athleticism especially for his size, but he'll need to develop the finer points of being an NFL WR.

OT Jared Veldheer Hillsdale - Looked good in practice, but in the game there were reports of sluggish feet.  May be best at RT in the NFL.

OG/OC Joe Hawley UNLV - is stout and showed he has power

H-back Jason Harmon FAU - great hands, but he'll need to add some weight.

H-back Clay Harbor Missouri State - also has sure hands, but has better size.  I believe he played FB in college but he was a TE in practice and the game.

WR David Gettis Baylor - Big, athletic, and catches everything, but may have trouble in the NFL because he body catches waaaaaaaay too much.

OT Tyler Eastman Maine - Big lineman with good footwork

DE/DT E.J. Wilson North Carolina- Outperformed everyone in the game.  He would at the very least be a great inside pass rusher on third down.


You can go to here, here, and here for more in depth analysis of the practices and games.

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