Q: Are you a Mod or a Rocker?
I'm a Mocker!
-- Ringo Starr, A Hard Day's Night, 1964
Who knew the Beatles followed the NFL draft? Shoot, Ringo said this years before there even was a common draft! My appreciation for those guys just continues to grow.
Here's my latest, seven rounds deep. I'm going on two assumptions. First, Dallas stays put. I'm mused that the team would trade up or out and try to limit their picks this year, but trying to project 5th and 6th-round trades will turn your brain to paste.
Second, I'm assuming Miles Austin remains a Cowboy. This is a straight forward, take your eleven picks and pick, draft.
Round 2: Louis Delmas, FS, Western Michigan;
Round 3: Dorell Scott, NT, Clemson. The Cowboys have spoken to Scott in recent days. He's rising and would fill a hole at backup nose tackle.
Round 4-A: Joel Bell, OT, Furman. Tom Ciskowski takes another crack at breaking the Cowboys long-running hitless streak on the offensive line. Eastern Michigan T/G T.J. Lang is another option in this spot, though both may go just ahead of the 101st.
Round 4-B: Jasper Brinkley, ILB, South Carolina
Round 5-A: Julius Williams, OLB, Connecticut. This year's Erik Walden, a mid-round pass-rushing prospect. Williams is making the shift from 4-3 DE to 3-4 OLB. He was very productive his junior and senior seasons, with 14.5 total sacks. Williams was not invited to the combine but put up some eye-catching numbers at UConn's pro day, most notably a 4.58 40 time at 255 lbs.
Round 5-B: Jaimie Thomas, OG, Maryland
Round 5-Supp: Greg Toler, CB, St. Paul's (MN)
Round 6-A: Edwin Williams, C, Maryland. Another shot at finding OL talent. I see Dallas dipping into the OL talent pool a few times in the middle rounds. Tennessee State's C Cecil Newton could also figure in this area.
Round 6-Supp: Curtis Painter, QB, Purdue
Round 7-A: Brannan Southerland, FB, Georgia
Round 7-B: Dudley Guice, WR, Northwestern State (LA). Small-school prospect with the size and speed to fit the Cowboys' receiver profile.
The Can't Always Get What You Want Poster Boy: Dallas likes Texas A&M QB Stephen McGee. He loves them. He's also cracking some top-100 lists. I think that's too high to be drafting a player who will need a few years to develop. If he drops through the 4th round, Dallas could make a move for him.
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