Interactive Mock Draft

I recently participated in an Interactive Mock Draft on a Falcons Draft Blog. One of my friends is a Falcons fan and told me that no one was running the Cowboys so I participated. The IMD started with Free Agency and also included the Draft.

In order to give everyone money to spend, teams were tiered and given salary caps. I had $25 million to spend for the Cowboys.

Any players that were not signed by other teams were given back to the team that the previously played for

EDIT: This started in the beginning of March before Newman and Kosier were released so all players that were released were still on the teams that they were on last year

Draft Picks
Round 1 - 14: David DeCastro, G, Stanford
Round 2 - 45: Bruce Irvin, OLB, West Virginia
Round 3 - 66: Josh Robinson, CB, UCF
Round 4 - 114: Janzen Jackson, FS, McNeese State
Round 5 - 144: Josh Chichester, TE, Louisville
Round 5 - 145: Akiem Hicks, DT, Regina

Players Traded Away
Terrence Newman (CB) - Traded Newman and the 19th pick in the 3rd round for the 2nd pick in the 3rd round
Kenyon Coleman (DE) - Traded Coleman and 6th and 7th round picks for the 144th pick in the 5th round

Players Added
Calais Campbell (DE)
Carlos Rogers (CB)
Larry Grant (LB) - brought in to compete with Bruce Carter for Starting ILB position
Scott Wells (C.)
Drew Stanton (QB)
Derek Hall (T)

Players Kept (anyone not indicated at signed was given back to the Cowboys)
Clifton Geathers (DE)
Jesse Holley (WR)
Kevin Ogletree (WR)
Tony Fiammetta (FB) - signed
Abram Elam (S) - signed
Mat McBriar (P)
Laurent Robinson (WR) - signed
Anthony Spencer (LB) - signed
Alan Ball (DB)
Keith Brooking (LB)
Montrae Holland (G)

Players Lost
Bradie James (LB)
Martellus Bennett (TE)

Depth Chart (starters in bold)
QB - Romo, Stanton, McGee
RB - Murray, Jones, Tanner
FB - Fiammetta, Chapas
TE - Witten, Phillips, Chichester
WR - Austin, Bryant, Robinson, Holmes, Harris, Radway, Holley, Ogletree, T. Wiliams
LT - Smith, Parnell
LG - DeCastro, Nagy, Holland
C - Wells, Kowalski, Costa
RG - Kosier, Arkin
RT - Free, Hall

LDE - Campbell, Lissemore, Callaway
DT - Ratliff, Brent, Hicks
RDE - Hatcher, Spears, Geathers
LOLB - Spencer, Irvin
ILB - Lee, Carter, Grant, Brooking, Lemon, Atkins
ROLB - Ware, Butler, Albright, Satele
CB - Jenkins, Rogers, Scandrick, Robinson, Walker, M. Butler, Ball
FS - Elam, Jackson, McCray, J. Taplin-Ross
SS - Sensabaugh, Church

LS - L.P. Ladouceur
K - Bailey, Buehler, K. Forbath
P - McBriar, C. Jones

My first 3 draft picks have been talked about a lot on BTB so I wanted to talk about my other 3 picks a little bit.

Janzen Jackson, FS, McNeese State

Extremely talented player who left the Tennessee program due to personal reasons. He is 5'11, 190 pounds. He has a nose for the ball and also is know to have big hits. He is considered a fluid runner. He will fall in the draft due to character issues; however, he was once considered a borderline 1st-2nd round prospect before leaving Tennessee.

Josh Chichester, TE, Louisville

This pick may have been a reach on my part; however, after losing Martellus I wanted to get a 3rd TE in the mix. Chichester is more of a project at this point but can develop into a big receiving target like Jimmy Graham. He is slightly slower and needs to bulk up a little more but I think with the S&C program under Woicik and the tutelage of Jason Witten, Chichester could be our TE of the Future.

Combine Invite:
Height: 6060
Weight: 233
40 Yrd Dash:
20 Yrd Dash:
10 Yrd Dash:
225 Lb. Bench Reps:
Vertical Jump:
Broad Jump:
20 Yrd Shuttle:
3-Cone Drill:

Dates: 03/07/12
Height: 6060
Weight: 233
40 Yrd Dash: 4.63
20 Yrd Dash: 2.69
10 Yrd Dash: 1.61
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 14
Vertical Jump: 37
Broad Jump: 10'05"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.41
3-Cone Drill: 6.93

Jimmy Graham

Combine Invite: Yes
Height: 6062
Weight: 260
40 Yrd Dash: 4.53
20 Yrd Dash: 2.61
10 Yrd Dash: 1.53
225 Lb. Bench Reps:
Vertical Jump: 38 1/2
Broad Jump: 10'00"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.45
3-Cone Drill: 6.90
No bench, left pectoral - 40 Time Range: 4.53-4.59

Dates: 03/26/10
Height: 6062
Weight: 260
40 Yrd Dash:
20 Yrd Dash:
10 Yrd Dash:
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 15
Vertical Jump:
Broad Jump:
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.39
3-Cone Drill:

Akiem Hicks, DT/DE, Regina

Hicks is 6'5 320 pounds. Extremely athletic for his size and played great at the East-West Shrine Game. He is an extremely raw prospect who can develop into a solid DL. Was a highly recruited JUCO prospect initially signing with LSU but was dismissed from the program for an alleged housing issue. Slight red flag but nothing serious.

Let me know what you guys think about this team

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