As we wait with bated breath for any and all Cowboys free agency news out of Valley Ranch today, let's turn our attention briefly to the latest mock draft from Dan Kadar.
Over the last few weeks, Aaron Donald and Timmy Jernigan have emerged as the consensus candidates for the Cowboys' first round pick. In Kadar's latest mock, Donald goes to the Bears at no. 14, but Jernigan is still available at No. 16. But Kadar goes in a different direction and has the Cowboys taking Minnesota defensive tackle Ra'Shede Hageman. Here's why:
The Cowboys have lost playmakers on the defensive line and need to infuse the front with talent. Hageman may not be rated higher than Notre Dame's Louis Nix, but he offers more as a pass rusher. He also gives the Cowboys the option of switching between schemes on the defensive line.
Curiously, Jernigan doesn't make the top 32 in this mock draft. Are you cool with Hageman over Jernigan?