A Dream Draft for the Cowboys

Here is my dream draft for the Cowboys this year (within realistic boundaries). Just to be perfectly clear, I think that Dallas's biggest needs are OT, S, OG, WR/KR, and DL.

1st Round - OT Trent Williams, Oklahoma

LT Trent Williams Highlights/Lowlights 2009 Oklahoma (via ProDraftParty)

I would love for Trent Williams to fall to us in the first round. He can play all along the line with his great size and good athleticism, and I think he will maximize his potential at RT.  I think a line anchored by Free at LT and Williams at RT would be great for this organization's future success.


2nd Round - S Morgan Burnett, Georgia Tech

Morgan Burnett 2010 NFL Draft Highlights (via sheets24heisman)

I am a Georgia Tech student so I am biased, but I think Burnett would be a great pick in the second round. He had 14 career interceptions in 3 years at GT and is the type of playmaker that the Cowboys could use. Plus, he has a lot of experience coming up to stop the run since GT's front seven (outside of Derrick Morgan) really struggled at stopping the run. He would be a steal late in the second round, and I honestly am not sure he will even be available for us (but then again this is a dream draft).


3rd Round - OG Brandon Carter, Texas Tech



Brandon Carter is definitely a guy the Cowboys would love to get in the third round. He has great size with a 6'6", 326 lbs. frame. However, he has pretty quick feet for his size and has a lot of experience in pass protection coming from Texas Tech. Perhaps his biggest accomplishment though was being the only real OG to handle Ndamukong Suh all year.


4th Round - WR Jacoby Ford, Clemson

Jacoby Ford: The Fastest Player in College Football (via lordseal92)

I would LOVE for us to get Jacoby Ford in this draft. I have been high on him for a while since watching him personally shred the Tech secondary. He clearly has great speed (as a track star), but he is not a track star pretending to be a football player as evidenced by his legitimate WR skills. He is a good catcher of the football and would immediately provide Dallas with a great slot receiver and a great returner (punt and kickoff).


6th Round - DT Corey Peters, Kentucky



With this pick the Cowboys will finally address some defensive line concerns and draft a DT to play 3-4 DE for Dallas. He is 6'3", 295 lbs., has a good build for the position, and was selected as a second team All-SEC DT. Plus, with his four sacks, I think he clearly has the ability to rush the passer. Once again, it is quite possible that Peters will not be there, but if he could fall to us in the sixth that would be great value.


7th Round - CB Walter McFadden, Auburn

Walter McFadden Interception Outback Bowl 2009-2010 (via autiger615)

I think this pick is purely a depth pick. A team can never have too many cornerbacks, and I think McFadden would be a great CB to pick up this late. He definitely has a slight build at 5'10" and 176 lbs, but he does have great speed and was a second team All-SEC pick at the CB position. Plus, he was the leader of an underrated Auburn pass defense and made a name for himself with big plays in the Outback bowl.


Well there you have it. This is my dream draft with semi-realistic constraints as to who will be available at our picks. Please feel free to ask any questions and level any criticisms. 

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