The draft order continues to solidify as as more teams are eliminated from the playoffs, and as a result, the spots below the Cowboys become clearer. Enter the latest mock draft from our very own mothership, SB Nation.
Two weeks ago, Dan Kadar, head honcho of Mocking The Draft, offered the Cowboys Minnesota DT Ra'Shede Hageman as their first-round pick. Late last night, our own Dawn Macelli wrote a short profile on Hagemen if you want to read up on the player.
This week, Matthew Fairburn does the honors for Mocking The Draft. In his mock draft, Hageman is picked up by the Bears with the 14th pick, but Fairburn sticks with a defensive tackle as a theme and has the Cowboys taking Notre Dame DT Stephon Tuitt.
Stephon Tuitt was far from dominant for Notre Dame this season, but his length is going to be tough for a team like the Cowboys to pass up. The defensive line is a big issue for the Cowboys, and having a player like Tuitt who can play multiple positions would be a big bonus for them.
You can't do much wrong if you pick a lineman in a mock draft for the Cowboys, and Stephon Tuitt looks like a solid choice, given that he ranks among the top prospects in terms of his college production.
Interestingly, Tuitt is the last defensive lineman taken in the first round in this mock. Here's where the other defensive linemen were taken.
2 (Rams): Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina
6 (Falcons): Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri
7 (Bucs): Vic Beasley, DE, Clemson
14 (Bears): Ra'Shede Hageman, DT, Minnesota
Would you be happy with Tuitt if the draft went this way, or would you be looking to "pull a Frederick" and trade down if that was the scenario you were presented with?
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