22. DALLAS COWBOYS - AARON ROSS
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The Cowboys have a clearly defined need at free safety so some may be surprised to see a cornerback here but there is a logical explanation. Word is Anthony Henry might be moving to free safety and since both LaRon Landry and Reggie Nelson figure to be gone by this point that might be their best chance at addressing the position. However by filling one hole with that move they would create another at cornerback opposite Terence Newman, which is where Aaron Ross comes in. After biding his time behind a talented stable of Longhorn defensive backs for most of his career Ross finally got a chance to start as a senior and boy did he take advantage of the opportunity, coming through with a number of impact plays and winning the Thorpe Award in the process. A great athlete who can also contribute as a return man, Ross doesn't get a lot of attention but he is a solid first rounder and at this point all signs point to him going higher than some would expect. After already addressing the o-line they'll be looking defensive back here.
53. Mason Crosby K - Vanderjagt was a bust but this guy will finally take care of that problem area once and for all.
87. Steve Smith WR - Terry Glenn is basically year-to-year now and, as always, Terrell Owens is minute-to-minute.