DL- Michael Brockers- LSU
This is my third and final Mock Draft. I know I may have gone a little bit over board with this whole Mock Draft thing but I can't help it lol. It's addictive, but don't worry this will be my last one. For my final mock I am gonna change things up a bit here, as I now have found an updated pre-draft ranking board and have a better idea than I had before. Also in this mock, unlike the other two, I am gonna stand pat and only pick with the original picks I have been given. and I will use this one mock draft to not select an Alabama defensive player first. With that in mind here we go.... With The First Round #14 Pick the Dallas Cowboys select...
I know I will catch a lot of heat with this guy but I really don't care, He has all the potential in the world to be the next Richard Seymour if you ask me & I know you can go down the list of all the DL at LSU that have been busts in the last 7 or 8 years but you can do the same thing at Nebraska before Ndamukong Suh came out. He does still have things to work on but with his long arms and athleticism and an off-season with Mike Woicik to improve his strength he could actually pan out to become the steal of this entire draft at #14. The current DL Coach at LSU didn't have any of those other DT's from there either, but he did have Albert Haynesworth and John Henderson, and says Brockers was better than both.
This guy shot up draft boards like crazy after the combine and is now being talked about as a first round pick by some people, however, I don't think he is chosen in the first round and is most likely a 2nd round choice even though he does have first round talent and is a great value for us here to finally shore up that O-Line for Tony Romo once and for all... I will be addressing the C position a little later on in this draft as well.
Total RKG and a complete steal here in the 3rd Round... Much more Upside and Pass Rush ability than "Almost Anthony" ever had and after a year of grooming will step right in and take over for him, giving us an exceptionally talented and young defense for RR to work with for quite some time.
I know we signed Brandon Carr in free agency and we are set at the first 3 CB positions to start, but after that we have only Mario Butler, and we need some quality depth that has some upside to potentially be a formidable corner one day and that is exactly what Leonard Johnson is.
With the Fourth Round Compensatory #135 Pick the Dallas Cowboys select... DE- Malik Jackson- Tennessee
Another great addition to the DL along with Brockers this guy has some serious potential as he has some raw athleticism to work with. Getting him here as a project and coaching him up for a couple of seasons could turn this defense into a New York Giants' type pass rush defense for RR to work with and gives us one of the best, young DL's in all of football all of a sudden IMO... That + Rob Ryan is a deadly combination... Just Sayin.
I know that some of you are thinking that this guy will not be here at this pick and he may not, but I believe he will for two reasons. 1st there aren't too many teams that have a need for C in this draft, and 2nd this guy is a C and only a C, most teams will take a chance on a guy with some versatility to play G and C before a straight C and given the amount of depth at G in this draft I could definitely see him falling this low. Nonetheless, if he does we are definitely getting a steal here with the 3rd best C in this draft in the 5th round.
Starting S on the #2 Defense in the country for the last 3 seasons in a row, in the 6th round... Enuff Said.
Another Oklahoma guy who, as we know, Jerry Jones loves, is a solid choice for a #2 or 3 TE here. A great red zone target and has some really good speed for a TE running a 4.49 forty at the combine, has a bit of upside and could become a weapon if JG is able to utilize him properly IMO.
Well there it is folks, my final mock draft. I'm sure plenty of people will have comments about this if they take the time to read and I will be awaiting for the feedback as usual, so have at it.