Mock Draft V 1.0 Rounds 1-4
Round 1: T.J. McDonald (6-3, 205) | S | USC
If there's a year to draft a difference maker at the safety position then 2013 is it. A draft that is top-heavy at the position, McDonald is near the cream of the crop, a rangy centerfielder with NFL bloodlines has been groomed over the past 3 seasons by legendary ex-NFL DC Monte Kiffin. While his unique size has drawn comparisons to ex-Trojan Taylor Mays, McDonald is the total opposite in his ability to flip his hips and track the football in the air. A Day 1 starter, T.J. is the FS we have been searching for since the days Woodson retired.
Round 2: Jonathan Cooper (6-3, 310) | C/G | North Carolina
Scouts have been raving about the ability of Cooper, an athletic interior lineman who shares many of the same strengths of our very own Tyron Smith. Cooper possesses elite athleticism, balance and fluidity and projects to either center or guard at the next level.
Round 3: Arthur Brown (6-1, 236) | LB | K-State
Following suit to how Jason Garrett and the FO have been drafting the past few seasons, Brown doesn't necessarily fill a "need" position but he's the definition of RKG and is one hell of a football player... so much so that I couldn't pass on him here even though we look good at ILB with Lee and Carter. Rob is the master of multiple fronts, and a LB with the athleticism and versatility of Brown would be used in a variety of roles.
Round 4: Ray Graham (5-9, 195) | RB | Pittsburgh
Coming off a knee injury a season ago, this could be the pick where reward highly outweighs the risk. Graham is DYNAMIC with the football in his hands, and with Felix Jones probably hitting FA this off-season we could use another back to help shoulder the load for Murray. In the mold of former Pitt greats Tony Dorsett and Shady McCoy, Graham is a threat to score on any given play due to elite vision and acceleration.