Ever since the season ended, we have all turned our attention towards the NFL Draft. Reading mock drafts all over the internet, making up our own, agreeing with some people while disagreeing with others. And its not like these mocks ever decided on a target player or two. From OT to OG to DT or DE or S or even QB ( Yea remember when a few mocks had us taking a QB at 18 ?? Seriously ?? ), these mock drafts have been all over the board. However, for all of you that read BTB regularly, it seems like most of us have one (or two) players we absolutely want the Cowboys to draft: Jonathan Cooper and Chance Warmack.
We remember the abomination called Dallas' interior offensive line. We remember the countless times when Demarco Murray had to elude multiple tacklers to simply get back to the line of scrimmage, or Tony Romo having to elude pressure from interior pass rushers. We imagine one of these young stud guards coming in and solidifying one of the guard positions. We keep dreading the scenarios in which both players could be gone by the 18th pick. Yet what if ...
This is not going to sound great to a lot of you on BTB, but the Cowboys could possibly pass on taking a Guard with the 18th overall pick. I personally want Cooper or Warmack to be our pick, in that order. But last year the Cowboys passed on taking David Decastro ( Even if we had stayed at our original pick and not traded up ). The Guard position has been devalued and not many are being drafted in the first round, and the Cowboys seem to believe that injuries and continuity was the problem with the OL last year. Add in the depth of this draft and the Cowboys could view Guard as a position they can address later in the draft.
My question to you guys is this: If one (or both) of these Guards is available at 18 and the Cowboys pass on selecting either of them, who would you want them to select ?? To paint a picture, let's say you are watching the draft and Roger Goodell walks to the podium to announce the Cowboys' pick. Warmack or Cooper are still on the board, but the Cowboys' don't select them. Which one player's name being called would not make you scream out : NOOOOOOOOOOO and maybe smashing your TV or a few other household items ???
Be realistic though. Luke Joeckel is not going to fall all the way to 18. Pick a prospect that you feel could possibly be available at 18 and make the Cowboys pass on either OG's, aaaaaaaand you would be fine with it (or almost fine).