You can't sleep on Nick Eatman or he'll slide an article or two by you. Eatman is breaking down each position group, starting on defense. We discussed the CB's yesterday. Today he has the review of safeties and linebackers up.
Hah! Doesn't Eatman know that I already drafted Huff for us in the mock draft? Guess the news hasn't traveled to him yet. But seriously, Huff will be gone and Eatman likes these guys as potential targets.
Dallas has a big decision to make here. If they match the offer and keep Keith Davis, they give themselves some options. If they let Davis go, they are going to have a lot of pressure to find a starting free safety and might not feel comfortable waiting until later in the draft. If they are still thinking about Marcus Coleman as a free agent, that would also give them some flexibility. Tune in on Tuesday for the Davis decision.
Eatman is naming the traditional linebackers that played on the outside in college. Everybody knows I like Bobby Carpenter for this pick if we go LB. He's big and athletic and can also rush the passer when asked to. I think he's the right combination of skills for the SOLB.
I know a lot of you guys are hot on a tweener DE for this position, and while Eatman doesn't name any of them, he acknowledges the Cowboys could go that way.
Kamerion Wimbley and Manny Lawson are the top candidates if we go that route.
Finally, I had to get a plug in for my boy from GT, LB Gerris Wilkinson.