"Draft Best Available" option won't be available to us.
I looked at the Cowboys depth chart, and I realized that we need at least three starters in this draft. As such, I don't believe we can take the best available player with any of our high picks. So if Pac Man (whom I would like just because he is called "Pac Man") or Rolle or Williamson falls into our lap, I don't think we can take them because we can't take the best available player. Hell, I'm not sure that we could afford to draft Johnson, unless we are certainly going to 3-4.
Here is my read on Dallas' depth chart:
SS: Roy, ______
FS: ______, Dixon/Davis
CB1: Newman, Thorton, N. Jones
CB2: Henry, Hunter, Frazier
SLB: Singleton, Thorton
MLB: Dat, O'Neil, Fowler
WLB: James, _____
LDE: Ellls, Ogbogu
LDT: Glover, Carson
RDT: Ferguson, Blade or one of those DT's we signed recently
RDE: __________, Coleman
TE: Witten, Campbell, Ryan
RT: ________, Tucker, Rogers
RG: Riveria, Peterman, Gurode
C: Johnson, Walters, Gurode
LG: Allen, Walters
LT: Adams, Vollers
WR3: Morgan, Crayton, Copper
QB: Bledsoe, Henson, Romo
RB: Julius, _____, Lee, Bickerstaff
FB: Anderson, Barnes/Polite
From what I can see, we have to draft a starting FS, LDE, RT. So I don't see how can we spend a high draft pick on a "best available" WR or LB or CB.
I don't feel comfortable with going into the season with an unproven CB (Hunter) at FS. And I'll be damned if we go in with Cpt. Toast Dixon as FS. So I think we need to get a starter. And we have no RDE. I also don't like going in the season with our Tackle situation.
So, right now, I think we have to go #11 - DE, #20 - OT, Rnd2 - FS. Then later rounds, snag LB, RB, and backup SS.
Any thoughts? Am I missing anyone on my depth chart? Any way to fill those holes so that we can draft "best available?"
Since you guys are the experts, instead of focusing on certain players, can you help me grasp how we are going to get a full roster out of the rest of free agency and the draft?