How about some more mock drafts?
The Cowboys secondary was torched in December, and with the abundance of first-round talent at cornerback, Wade Phillips won't overlook his top need. Hughes, a strong cover man, would give Dallas the option of shifting Anthony Henry to free safety.
The Cowboys could go with the top defensive back with this pick. Nelson would be ideal. If he's gone, the team could draft a cornerback and move Anthony Henry to free safety. Hughes stood out as the best cover corner at this year's Senior Bowl, but must answer questions regarding his top-end speed.
He might be the best safety prospect in the draft, which means Dallas should be interested. The Cowboys could use help on the OL, too, but I don't see anyone here. Landry could be a steal at this position.
He is a fierce tackler who will add a lot to the middle of the Dallas defense.
The Pete Prisco pick is about the first one I've seen that hasn't been a DB (corner/safety) or an offensive lineman. We'll have to wait until free agency to be sure about the direction Dallas will go in the draft. But I think it depends on what they do with Anthony Henry. If he stays at corner, then I doubt Dallas will draft a safety in the 1st round. If they do move Henry to safety, then I could definitely see Dallas taking a corner in the first round. Or they could go after a free agent corner, like Nate Clements, but he will cost a bundle.
...Clements is seeking a deal that would pay him $18 million in bonus money alone.
Umm...that's a lot. You can knock Asante Samuel off the wish list at CB.
Also, the Bears franchised LB Lance Briggs and the Bengals franchised DE Justin Smith.