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Mock Draft 3.0


This is my third edition of a mock draft, and I am continuing to use a trade down strategy. These are the Cowboys current picks:

18

47

80

111

144

175

The draft may work out very preferably for Dallas, as it is loaded with talent on defensive and offensive line, which happen to be the Cowboys two biggest need. Here is my trade proposal for this mock:

The Cowboys trade their 18th overall pick to the Falcons for the 30th and 60th overall picks. The Cowboys now own:

30

47

60

80

111

144

175

The Cowboys then send the 30th overall pick to the Pittsburgh Steelers for picks 48 and 79. The Cowboys will now enter the draft with the following picks:

47

48

60

79

80

111

144

175

And now, here are the Cowboys picks:


47. Barrett Jones, C/G Barrett Jones is not one of the big bang names of the 2013 draft, but he is a very solid player who provides great blocking and fixes a huge need for Dallas. He will finally solidify the guard position for many years, and can be the second piece in the building of the offensive line. With two good linemen in Barrett Jones and Tyron Smith, Romo will be more comfortable in the pocket and allow many more holes for DeMarco Murray to run. With a good offensive line, this offense could put up top 5 type numbers.

48. Dallas Thomas, G/OT Thomas will be the next block in starting this offensive line again. With a look of Tyron Smith, Barrett Jones, and Dallas Thomas, this offensive line will be much improved. Romo will visibly have more time in the pocket to find his receivers, and Murray will be able to get into the open, where he is the most dangerous. The offensive line will be pretty good and only the right tackle spot and center will be the troubles, which can be at least a little masked by good guard, and left tackle play.

60. David Amerson, CB/S The Cowboys are in no need of a cornerback right now, especially not as high as the second round. This is where Amerson's versatility comes into factor. Amerson is just as good of a safety, if not better. What he provides for Dallas is the ball hawk they have been looking for. When a dude can nab 13 interceptions in one season, QB's will hesitate throwing in his direction. He can take out the big play from the safety spot, and force numerous turnovers. In a pinch, he can come in a play as the slot corner, and can be a valuable backup in case of injury. And, as I mentioned, once he establishes himself, he will make quarterbacks hesitate before throwing into his zone, taking out big chunks of the offensive game plan while knocking down a glaring need for the Tampa 2 defense.

79. Margus Hunt, DE Hunt is a boom or bust prospect. On plays where he gives it his all, he is a penetrating DE that can provide Dallas with the pass rush up front that they need for the Tampa 2 defense to work it's best. On the other hand, he can be inconsistent and may turn out to be a flop. Because of the reward factor, I think Dallas should take him here. The defensive line has not been addressed and with proper coaching, Hunt can be a future star.

80. Marquise Goodwin, WR I am actually not in favor of using any draft picks on WR's this year, but if Goodwin is on the board at number 80 and the Cowboys have made the prior picks, I can't let him pass. Goodwin may be one of the fastest players in this draft and will provide a put-defensive-backs-through-hell type of speed and can take the ball the distance on any given play. He can compete for the third wide receiver and consistently put Dallas in good positions from kick returns, while still being a threat to return it back to the endzone. Goodwin would provide another dimension to the offense, and with a more stable offensive line, Romo Murray, Bryant, Austin, Witten, Harris, and Goodwin could be a group that becomes very scary throughout the season.

111. Khaled Holmes, C Holmes will not be a superstar center, but he will be a serviceable player. With two good guards on either side, the interior of the offensive line can finally give Romo the time he needs. Leaving only the right tackle position as a question mark, Dallas could have a very good offensive line, allowing the offense to absolutely explode.

119. (***The Cowboys now trade picks 144 and 175 up for 119) Joseph Randle, RB With their last pick of the draft, the Cowboys can take Joseph Randle to fix their last need. Randle is not a full time starter material, but will be good at bringing in fresh legs every few plays to give Murray a breather and allow him to remain healthy. Randle can also start a couple game a season when Dallas becomes desperate for a RB. Overall, Randle has good speed and vision and can shore up the running back depth Dallas needs.


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