Originally Posted by TheCount
For the record, I'm all in on DeCastro at #14, if he's available. For the purposes of this mock, however, I'll pretend he's not.
Key Free Agents w/ Contract Estimates:
Carl Nicks, G - 6 Years / 48m / 16m Guaranteed
Laurent Robinson - 3 Years / 14m / 6m Guaranteed
Terrell Thomas - 2 Years / 6m / 3m Guaranteed
Round 1: Courtney Upshaw, OLB, Alabama
Alabama's D is as close to NFL caliber as you can get and Upshaw was a very important reason why, I'd gladly have him on the Cowboys.
Round 2: Chase Minnifield, CB, Virginia
In the 2nd, there are a couple of corners I have group close together. Without the combine, it's hard to separate them but for now, I like Minnifield.
[View Full Quote]Round 3: Ben Jones, C, Georgia
He was relatively quiet at the Senior Bowl, despite putting together a good week of practice and a good showing at the game.
Round 4: Hebron Fangupo, NT, BYU
I've never seen a guy rise like this without having done much since his bowl game. A few weeks ago, NFLDS had him as a 6th rounder, now they have him in the 4th. I guess they finally got around to watching tape of him. At 6'1" 330, and the majority of it muscle, he's the prototypical NT.
Round 5: Evan Rodriguez, TE/H-Back, West Virginia
Think Aaron Henandez. A bit undersized at 6'2" 245, but the guy can catch the ball and do something with it afterwards. He can dunk as well, if that helps to sell you on him.
Round 6a: Tank Carder, ILB, TCU
NFLDS says Carder is still a borderline 6/7th round pick, even though some sites as suggesting he'll go higher. Has a bit of an injury history, but I love his fire and aggressiveness.
Round 6b: Miles Burris, OLB, San Diego State
Played in a small pond, but incredibly productive even though he's undersized. Probably a pass rush specialist/special teams player with some upside. Also has experience at ILB.
Round 7: Darron Thomas, QB, Oregon
Very productive in Oregon's offense, but I don't think he's NFL ready. Probably a guy we try to stash ont he practice squad, but I think there's enough upside to consider carrying him on the roster if we can afford to go short somewhere else.
That's cool. One question though: What are we going to do about safety? I'm assuming Elam wasn't signed. Does your scenario have someone like Church starting?
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