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Mocking the Cowboys 2011 Draft: Rock Out With Your Mock Out Into The Lockout


The Combine is behind us and all the draftniks are busy re-ordering their draft boards and churning out new mock drafts.

Love 'em or hate 'em, we just can't resist them. We know they mean absolutely nothing, and that the guys making the mocks have about as much insight into who the Cowboys will draft as we do. Still, once the season is over, we love the draft.

And it's only eight more weeks away.

Like in the previous few weeks, we've summarized the latest mock drafts out there. After the break, you'll find choice quotes on which players some mock drafts like as the Cowboys No. 1 pick, as well as a couple of fresh, juicy, post-combine mocks of at least 5 rounds. And this time, you get to vote on which of them you like best.

So without further ado, let's take a spin around the Cowboys mock draft world.

SB Nation (Brian Galliford), 3/2/2011: Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn.

"Amukamara would be a great fit here, and there's a chance that Dallas reaches on an offensive tackle. Fairley, however, is a good talent and star power fit for Jerry Jones and Rob Ryan, and wouldn't need to be an every-down defender immediately." (Pat Kirwan), 3/2/2011: Cameron Jordan, DE, California

"The Cowboys need a corner and a right tackle, but unless they shore up the defensive front they aren't going anywhere. Defensive coordinator Rob Ryan wants athletic people up front who can handle all the schemes he's going to throw at opponents."

National Football Post (Wes Bunting), 3/2/2011: Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska

"Speed rules at the cornerback position and the second that Amukamara ran in the sub-4.4 range he established himself as a potential top-ten pick." (Chad Reuter), 3/2/2011: Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska:

"The team already has two first-round corners in Terence Newman and Mike Jenkins, but their pass defense was still poor. Adding a third starter in Amukamara should shore up the secondary." (Rob Rang), 3/3/2011: Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska

"The offensive line might be a greater area of concern for the Cowboys, but with no offensive tackle in this class worthy of a top-10 selection, Dallas would be forced to look elsewhere. Mike Jenkins has great talent, but suffered through a sophomore slump in 2010 after flashing as a rookie. Veteran Terence Newman remains an adequate starter, but in a division blessed with the skilled receivers the NFC East boasts, the Cowboys would be wise to upgrade with Amukamara, who entered the year as the top-rated senior prospect in the country and did little to change that status with an All-American season." (Long Ball), 3/2/2011: Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska

"For the 2nd week in a row, Prince Amukamara is the selection - though his 40 time at the Combine (4.37 !) may make Amukamara a hotter commodity in forthcoming Consensus Mocks. No one can question his technique and tackling ability, two attributes sorely missing in the Cowboy defensive backfield. New DC Rob Ryan has proclaimed that his defense "has no place for cowards", which means Mike Jenkins' tackling had better improve. Terence Newman turns 33 in September, Orlando Scandrick has yet to prove he's a starter, Bryan McCann returns kicks but can he cover, . . . too many questions to not add a quality CB" (Pete Prisco), 3/2/2011: Tyron Smith, OT, Southern California.

"He weighed in at more [than] 300 pounds, which is important for him. He played right tackle at USC but would move to the left side on the next level. The Cowboys could move Doug Free to the right side."

Sporting News (Russ Lande), 3/1/2011: Anthony Castonzo, OT, Boston College

"Castonzo is a four-year starter for in 2010. He started at right tackle in his first year, before moving to left tackle for the next three seasons. He has exceptional size and growth potential to add for the position at the NFL level. Overall, he deserves top-10 consideration in April. He is an immediate starter at either tackle position." (Charles Davis), 3/2/2011: Anthony Castonzo, OT, Boston College

"Offensive line is a place Dallas is continuing to try to fortify."

Dallas Cowboys Mock Draft overview (min. five rounds deep)

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5th Round 6th Round 7th Round
DraftTek 3/2/2011 Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska
Marcus Cannon, OT, TCU
Robert Sands, FS, West Virginia
John Moffitt, OG, Wisconsin
Henry Hynoski, FB, Pittsburgh
Jonathan Cornell, ILB, Mississippi
Harold Ayodele, DT, Emporia State
Draftsite 3/3/2011 Tyron Smith, OT, USC
DeAndre McDaniel, S, Clemson
Clint Boling, OG, Georgia
Casey Matthews, ILB, Oregon
Chris Rucker, CB, Michigan State
Stevan Ridley, RB, LSU
Markus White, DE, Florida State
3/2/2011 Tyron Smith, OT, USC
DeMarcus Love, OT, Arkansas
Justin Boren, G, Ohio St
Jeron Johnson, SS, Boise St
Kelvin Sheppard, ILB, LSU
Ian Williams, DT, ND
Jason Teague, CB/FS, TCU
Walter Football 3/3/2011 Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska
Aaron Williams, FS/CB, Texas
Orlando Franklin, G, Miami
Chris Hairston, OT, Clemson
Darren Evans, RB, Virginia Tech
Denarius Moore, WR, Tennessee

New Sport Draft 3/2/2011 Tyron Smith, OT, USC
DeMarcus Love, OT, Arkansas
DeVier Posey, WR, OSU
Jeron Johnson, SS, Boise St
Ronald Johnson, WR, USC

This time, I'm asking you to vote on which mock you like the best. Before you place your vote, please consider how realistic a given mock is, how well it addresses team needs and whether the team is getting good value at each spot - but also how excited you would be if that particular mock came true.

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