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Mocking the Cowboys Draft: Seven Weeks To Go


It's mock draft time, and boy, do we love studying mock drafts. Not because we believe them - unless of course their pick matches our own thoughts on who we should pick, then they are gospel! Otherwise, they're mainly fun because they focus attention on players or positions that we can sit around and endlessly talk about. Because that's what we do, especially in the offseason with seven weeks still to go to draft weekend.

As always, we recommend starting with Raf's Mock 3.0. In this week's mock draft summary, we give special attention to the SB Nation Mock Draft 1.0. in which SB Nation's network of bloggers break down the first round. SB Nation's resident draft expert, Mocking The Draft, laid out how he thinks the first round will develop. A team blogger from each SB Nation team site then commented on the pick, analyzing how that player would fit in, and who else the team might look at in that slot. Recommended reading.

In business as usual, you'll find choice quotes below on which players some mock drafts like as our No. 1 pick, and also an overview of selected draftniks that have published a mock draft of at least three rounds. - 3/5/2010

Nate Allen, S, South Florida. The Cowboys did a good job plucking Mike Jenkins from USF a couple years ago, and they hope to strike it rich again. Allen is a playmaker in the secondary, but isn’t afraid to get physical either. Shoring up the FS spot for the Cowboys has to be one of their primary concerns at this point. - 3/5/2010

Brian Price, DT/NT, UCLA. Price is a powerful interiuor D-Lineman that simply explodes of off the ball. He could be used as a NT to spell Ratliff, or could be a 3-technique in 4-3 fronts.

Don Banks @ - 3/4/2010

Charles Brown, OT, USC. I'm trying not to over-think this one. The Cowboys need some youth at offensive tackle, and Brown seems deserving of a bottom-of-the-first-round grade coming out of Indianapolis. If Taylor Mays should last until No. 27, Dallas jumps all over him. But I don't see that happening post-combine.

Peter Schrager @ Foxsports - 3/4/2010

Charles Brown, OT, USC. A former tight end who made the move to left tackle in college, the 6-5, 290 pound Brown is one of the more athletic offensive linemen in the 2010 Draft. Though OT Doug Free played well for the Cowboys down the stretch, depth across the O-line is a major concern. My sixth-rated offensive tackle, the man who protected Mark Sanchez's blind side should sneak into the first round. - 3/4/2010

Dan Williams, DT, Tennessee. Prototypical 3-4 Nose that can really clog things up in the middle. Doesn't have the upside of a Terrence Cody, but also doesn't have all the flaws. - 3/4/2010

Golden Tate, WR, Notre Dame. Tate brings many elements to an offense. Has the receiving skills that could push Roy Williams for his starting job, could also be a factor out of the backfield and the return game. - 3/3/2010

Charles Brown, OT, USC. We profiled Charles Brown in our "Potential Draft Picks" Series, detailing why he is not the typical Cowboys’ lineman. Brown is just 300 pounds and could be a great choice for a West Coast offense, as he excels in pass protection. After the playoff loss in Minnesota, though, Dallas likely wants to upgrade their pass protection. If Brown is still on the board at pick #27, his selection could mean Dallas is changing their offensive philosophy a bit.

Shutdowncorner - 3/3/2010

CB Patrick Robinson, Florida State. Dallas has real needs on the offensive line, but the draft offers a better shot to take care of its pass defense. Robinson took a hit by being suspended during Florida State's academic scandal, but he's also rounded into a truly versatile defender.

Chad Reuter @ CBSSports - 3/2/2010

Anthony Davis, OT, Rutgers. The Cowboys find a tackle of the future in Davis, who could play either side of the line.

Pat Kirwan @ - 3/2/2010

Bruce Campbell, OT, Maryland. Campbell is a major project, and a team with an older starting left tackle who won't need to put Campbell in immediately should take a chance on this athlete. If Campbell has to play early, though, this experiment would be a disaster. The Cowboys like their linemen big, and someday he could replace Flozell Adams. - 3/2/2010

Kyle Wilson, CB, Boise State. With the top OL candidates off the board (thanks Houston), Dallas addresses the defensive backfield where Terence Newman is not getting any younger. Wilson impressed at the Senior Bowl with his coverage and aggressiveness. Jared Odrick might be a consideration; however, Dallas has more young back-up talent at DE than CB. 3/1/2010

Derrick Morgan, DE, Georgia Tech. You can never have too many pass rushers, and the Cowboys are thrilled to have Morgan on their team. With arguably the best physical skill set of any pass rusher in this draft class Morgan is very aggressive when attacking the quarterback.


Dallas Cowboys Mock Draft overview (min. three rounds deep, new picks highlighted in bold)

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1st Round 2nd Round 3rd Round 4th Round
6th Round 7th Round

Rafael Vela @ BloggingTheBoys Mock 3.0

3/6/2010 Jared Odrick, DL, Penn State Major Wright, FS, Florida John Jerry, OG, Mississippi Jeremy Williams, WR, Tulane Mike Tepper, OT, Cal Thad Turner, CB, Ohio
Football Draft Analysis
3/5/2010 Brian Price, DT/NT, UCLA
John Jerry, OG, Mississippi
Donald Butler, LB, Washington
Jacoby Ford, WR, Clemson

Sports Agent Blog
3/4/2010 Sergio Kindle, OLB, Texas
Nate Allen, S, USF
Ciron Black, OT, LSU
Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, CB,Indiana

NE Patriots Draft
3/4/2010 Dan Williams, DT, Tennessee
Nate Allen, S, USF
Koa Misi, DE/OLB, Utah
Micah Johnson, LB, Kentucky

3/4/2010 Charles Brown, OT, USC
Demaryius Thomas, WR, Georgia Tech
Chad Jones, S, LSU

Dallas Cowboys Times
40240 Charles Brown, OT, USC
Morgan Burnett, S, Georgia Tech
Micah Johnson, ILB, Kentucky
Jacoby Ford, WR, Clemson
Corey Peters, DT/DE, Kentucky
Walter McFadden, CB, Auburn
Walter Football
3/3/2010 Mike Iupati, OG, Idaho
Brandon Spikes, ILB, Florida
Reshad Jones, S, Georgia
Mike Neal, DE/DT, Purdue

FF Toolbox
3/3/2010 Mike Iupati, OG, Idaho
Marshawn Gilyard, WR, Cincinnati
Torrell Troup, DT, Central Florida
Selvish Capers, OT, West Virginia

3/2/2010 Kyle Wilson, CB, Boise State
Jason Fox, OT, Miami
Marshawn Gilyard, WR, Cincinnati
Torrell Troup, DT, Central Florida
Chris Scott, OT, Tennessee
Tony Washington, OT, Abilene Christian
New NFL draft
3/3/2010 Brandon Graham, DE, Michigan
Quan Sturdviant, ILB, UNC
Lee Ziemba, OT, Auburn
Eric Nolson, C, ND

New Sport Draft
3/2/2010 Taylor Mays, S, USC
Terrence Cody, DT, Alabama
Darryl Sharpton, LB - Miami Hurricanes
Austen Lane, DE - Murray State

CDS Draft
3/2/2010 Clifton Geathers, DE, South Carolina
Navorro Bowman, LB, Penn State
Al Woods, DT, Louisiana State

KD's Mock Draft
3/1/2010 Maurkice Pouncey, OG/C, Florida
Kyle Calloway, OT, Iowa
Amari Spievey, CB, Iowa

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