Cogan's First Cowboys' Mock Draft
1. 22-Justin Harrell, DL, Tennessee, 6-4, 310, 5.05. Harrell can penetrate the backfield, while staying strong against the run. Has a real chance as a pass rusher in Phillips' attacking 'D'. Can also be used as a NT backup, and may be groomed to take over for Fergi.
2. 57-Manual Ramirez, OG/OC, Texas Tech, 6-3, 325, 5.25. One of the strongest & toughest players in college football. If he can learn to move his feet a little better, he could become a poor man's Larry Allen. Played in a passing offense, yet mauling defensive players in the running game is what he excels at.
3. 87-Dan Bazuin, OLB, Central Michigan, 6-3, 265, 4.75. Watched Bazuin get 2 1/2 sacks in the East-West Shrine game on his way to DPOG. This guy had 10.5 sacks & 15 TFL in '06, and it was considered a down season for him. That's because his younger brother died before the season, and he also overcame a very serious staff infection...wow! The season before, he had 16 sacks, & 26.5 TFL his Jr. year. Bazuin has a non-stop motor, and would give Ware & Ellis instant help in the pass-rush dept. Even if he only comes in on 3rd downs, it would be worth the pick.
4. 122-Anthony Arline, CB, Baylor, 6-2, 200, 4.43. Arline is a big, fast, and athletic corner with great leaping ability. Speed & fluid hips allow him to excel at man-to-man coverage. Good change of direction. All weaknesses can be addressed. I basically see him as a faster Anthony Henry.
5. 159-Corey Graham, CB/RS, New Hampshire, 6-0, 195, 4.40. Solidifies the CB position, while adding a speedster at the return game.
6. 195-Allen Barbre, OG/OT, Missouri Southern, 6-4, 310, 5.10. Barbre has been shooting up the boards after each testing shows again his initial quickness, and fast 40s are showing Barbre as one of the faster OT prospects in this class. Is country-strong and solidly built, and shows the ability to dominate at the Div II level. Has a great passion for the game, competes hard, and flashes some violence in his play. Due to his height, may better be served moving to RT or OG.
6. 200-Laurent Robinson, WR, Illinois St., 6-2, 210, 4.40. Excellent prospect who could pay dividends in a few yrs.
7. 212-Jacob Ford, DE/OLB, Central Arkansas, 6-4, 250, 4.65. Super pass rusher in the lower levels. Could take a yr. or two to develop, but has the body & closing speed you look for in a PR.
7. 234-Matt Toeaina, DL, Oregon, 6-2, 300, 5.05. Big, thickly built, naturally strong w/good mass distribution. Plays physical & can control blockers. Outstanding football character. Has the bull strength to push the pocket. Team captain & type who can really push his teammates due to his super competitiveness. (I really like this guy & believe he can back up Ferguson the next couple of yrs., then take over.)
7. 238-Roy Hall, WR, Ohio St., 6-2, 200, 4.38. Fast, dependable WR who got lost in the super talented OSU receiving corps. Could develop into something special, due to his work ethic, and love of the game.
[FONT=Palatino Linotype]Big props to The Man-Juke[/FONT]