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Draft for need, or stick to your board?



This has been one of the more interesting drafts I can remember. The top four picks are just about set after the release of Marc Bulger and the trade of McNabb. It is highly likely the first four picks will be Bradford, Suh, McCoy and Okung... but we could all be in for a major surprise come April 22.

As far as Dallas's pick, I've gone back and forth on what I think we should do. I'm leaning more towards trading down into the top 10 of the second and grabbing a guy like Nate Allen or Morgan Burnett. I'd also be in favor of drafting Pouncey if he's still on the board at 27. I don't like Bruce Campbell or Anthony Davis as I think they have bust written all over them (at least if they're drafted in the first round - I would be ok with picking them at 59 or later).

I woke up this morning with an interesting thought though. With this year's draft seeming to be a bit unpredictable with depth at several positions, what would happen if say a guy like Tim Tebow or Colt McCoy somehow fall to pick 90? Would you take a chance? I know we have Romo, Kitna and McGee - and I like all three QB's in their current roles - but just play along for a second. What if FS and OL have been addressed and McCoy is your top-rated prospect left on the board? Do you stick to your board and select BPA? What if no team wants to give you a fair trade in order to move down? What if positions like ILB, OL, WR and CB don't have any players left rated in the 3rd round or higher? Now I know this is a VERY unlikely scenario, but I'm just curious as to what you would do if Jerry called you and said, "Hey, need your help on this one... and hurry up we only have five minutes left to make a selection."

Now I'm not advocating we TRY to draft a QB, but if the draft falls that way, what do you do? If your top-rated prospect is a QB, RB, TE (positions of relative strength for the 'Boys) do you pull the trigger? Keep in mind the Eagles just recieved a 2nd for Donavan McNabb and the bidding began with a first rounder for Kolb. Again, I know we selected McGee and I think he will eventually grow into a solid NFL QB who could be traded or groomed to replace Romo (Romo will turn 30 on 4/21), or - more likely - Kitna. But I do think there are QB's in this draft who are better than McGee right now.

What would you do if Jermaine Gresham is the only player left on the board with a first round grade when the Cowboys go on the clock at pick 27, and again you're not getting fair value for a trade down? Do you reach for a player at  position of need, or do you stick with your board and take BPA. What if Spiller is the only one left at 27?

Who are some players at a position of strength for the Cowboys, who you would take if they are BPA regardless of round?

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