#18 - Kenny Vaccarro S, Texas
- Claiborne, Carr, Church and Vacarro. If Monte Kiffin really wants us to resemble the Seattle Seahawks defense, we need play-makers at safety. According to NFLN's Daniel Jeremiah, most NFL scouts have Vacarro rated higher than Seattle's Earl Thomas, who Dallas was rumored to like. Vacarro can make plays on the ball and can even cover slot WR's. A very versatile player.
#47 - Manti Te'o LB, Notre Dame
- The first "what?" pick of the draft. Jerry Jones has been rumored to be interested in him and according to scouts he was projected to be a late 1st or early 2nd. The bad National Championship Game, GF story, and slow 40 allows him to slip to Dallas in the middle of round 2. Jerry and Co. know that SLB isn't a huge need, but they can't resist Te'o this late in the draft. Lee, Carter, and Te'o are one heckuva LB group.
#81 - Barrett Jones OC, Alabama
Productive. Leader. Champion. Need I say more? I don't care what people say about his strength, he gets the job done. Centers aren't valued in the draft as high as they should be, but luckily for us, he is there. Starter Day 1. Brian Schewenkie from Cal is also an option here.
#111 - Devin Taylor DE, South Carolina
A project to replace Anthony Spencer, Taylor stood out at the East-West Shrine Game. He is long and athletic, who plays with a motor that always runs hot. He potentially could start in 2014 with a little help from DL coach Rod Marinelli. A pet cat of mine.
#144 - Aaron Mellette WR, Elon
Not a well known kid, but has good size at 6'3. I thought he played well at the Senior Bowl and we could be in the market for a WR if Austin and Ogletree both leave.
#175 - Michael Williams TE, Alabama
Williams is an excellent blocker who can make the team as the 3rd TE. He can play on ST and is a goal line option because of his big frame. Hard worker.