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Dane Brugler releases top 50 draft prospects: Who could fall to pick 19 for the Cowboys?

Draft expert provides his top 50 players of the 2018 draft.

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There are a lot of different draft experts out there providing us with important information as we look to make cases for our favorite prospects. Whether you’re a Mel Kiper Jr. guy or connect more with Todd McShay - there is something for everyone. Another draft guru I hold in high regard is none other than’s Dane Brugler. Recently he released his Big Board, ranking his top 50 players in the draft.

So, where did some of our favorite prospects land on his board? Let’s take a look, shall we?

7. Roquan Smith, LB, Georgia (6-0, 230, 4.64, 3)

Another prospect who doesn’t have ideal measurements, but makes up for those deficiencies in other ways. Smith is a magnet to the football with the mental alertness and athleticism that make him a high-ceiling, high-floor prospect.

Anyone holding their breathe that the nations top linebacker prospect is going to slide all the way to 19, might want to stop before they become light headed. I love Roquan Smith, but so will a lot of teams picking before the Cowboys.

10. Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama (6-1, 190, 4.50, 3)

With his play speed and route-running skills, Ridley has the ability to create his own separation up and down the field. His lack of build leads to some durability questions, but he has the skill set of a high-end No. 2 NFL wideout.

Same holds true for the nations top wide receiver. Calvin Ridley is just too good to fall that far.

11. Derwin James, SS, Florida State (6-2, 211, 4.52, 3)

A better athlete than football player right now, James owns more raw ability than almost every player in this draft class. It is easy to get excited about the player he will be two years from now.

Some team is going to get a screaming deal when they take this strong safety project. Normally, teams want immediate results when they are picking this high, but he could worth the wait.

14. Marcus Davenport, DE, UTSA (6-6, 259, 4.77, 93)

A former high school wide receiver, Davenport is still figuring things out as a pass rusher, but he has the measurables, physical traits and desire to grow into an impact NFL defensive end.

15. Maurice Hurst, DT, Michigan (6-2, 288, 4.93, 73)

With his initial surge of quickness and power to break the rhythm of blockers, Hurst has the NFL-ready traits to be a one-gapping penetrator early in his NFL career.

16. Vita Vea, DT, Washington (6-4, 344, 5.34, 50)

Possessing a rare blend of power and athleticism, Vea is one of a kind with his physical gifts, and he has a chance to be an above-average pro if his discipline, technique and consistency catch up.

These are three names to keep a close eye on. They are my equivalent to the trio of Takkarist McKinley, Taco Charlton, and Charles Harris from last year’s draft, where you just know one of them will make it to the Cowboys. The team already has talent at some of these positions, but you can’t go wrong with selecting the best trench players in college. Load up and go! Rod Marinelli would be in hog heaven.

18. Isaiah Wynn, OG, Georgia (6-2, 308, 5.22, 77)

Wynn started all 15 games for the 2017 SEC champions and played well, but he has the skill set to be a dominant NFL guard with his hip sink, athleticism and point-of-attack power.

Could the Cowboys go after another first round offensive lineman? The front office collects great players so if the cards play out that way, get ready.

And with the 19th pick, the Cowboys select...

19. Jaire Alexander, CB, Louisville (5-11, 192, 4.45, 10)

While undersized and underpowered, Alexander has Joe Haden-like skills with the requisite athleticism, intelligence and toughness to step into a starting role early in his NFL career.

If all the players were taken off the board in the order of Bruglar’s rankings, that would leave the Louisville corner remaining when the Cowboys are on the clock. Could the team add another strong cornerback to their squad?

Which of these players do you think has the best chance to slide all the way to 19?

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