The Dallas Cowboys obviously have many needs going into the 2013 offseason, one of them being safety. Other needs, bigger needs, are offensive line and defensive line. However, with such a deep offensive and defensive line class, should one of them really be the Cowboys first round pick? Safety, which is a lesser need, could put Kenny Vaccaro into the Cowboys lap. He is a versatile, great safety who is a master at man, zone, and is a sure tackler. Is it worth going at safety if Vaccaro is available at pick no. 18?
Kenny Vaccaro brings lots of things to the table for Dallas that they haven't had in a safety for a while. As mentioned, he can play very well against man, and can take tight ends out of plays. He is also great in zone, where he will most likely play if selected by Dallas. He is also versatile and can play corner if asked to. He can be a ball hawk and is someone who can be relied on to make a tackle. He would solidify one safety position for about a decade for Dallas, and if Matt Johnson develops the way he is expected to, Dallas could have one of the best young safety duos in the league for many years. Pair that with Morris Claiborne and Brandon Carr who would be only 27 years old next year, Dallas could have one heck of a secondary in a couple years. In the second round, offensive line prospects such as Justin Pugh and Kawaan Short could still be available.
Let's make a hypothetical situation out of this. Linemen higher on the board like Chance Warmack and Sheldon Richardson have basically no way of falling all the way to 18. Sharrif Floyd could still be there, but with his rising stock will also likely be off the board. Really, the other options available at 18 would most likely look like this:
Barrett Jones, OL
D.J. Fluker, OL
Lane Johnson, OL
Ezekiel Ansah, DL
Kawaan Short, DL
Having Vaccaro fall to 18 would be a steal. If a case like this falls into place, would you like Dallas to add Vaccaro to their roster?