1.)T.J. McDonald FS, 6-2 205LBS
I know people want Oline but I have been wanting a ballhawking saftey since D.Woodson left, and this may be the guy who can feel that void not only in ballhawking but also hard hitter and leader of the DB. Has good size, speed, quickness, and hips to play saftey to play in the NFL. He does a good job of picking up receivers running deep and seldom ever gets beat in coverage, covers a lot of ground in the deep part of the field. McDonald has the speed to cover tight ends in man-to-man or run with receivers going deep and with Church getting hurt I think we need this.
2.) William Gholston DE, 6-7 280LBS
I know, I know......I skipped Oline again but when a athletic freak and versatile player falls to you, you take him. Just like McDonald he has NFL bloodlines, he is the cousin of Vernon Gholston...but has the heart and desire Vernon never had so this family link should not hurt him.....but his offfield issues will. At 6-7 and 280 pounds Gholston nicknamed "Too Tall"(Cowboys bound) is long, lengthy, fast-twitch athlete who can add maybe 15-30LBS onto his big frame and still keep his explosiveness, with the added wieght he can play the five-technique. Gholston does a solid job of locking his arms out and keeping blockers off his body, which puts him in perfect position to anchor and set the edge against the run. Gholston playes with a relentless attitude and a non-stop motor, and he showes tremendous explosiveness and burst off the edge, racking up five sacks, 13.5 tackles for loss and 70 total takedowns in 2011, But he plays too stiff and needs to develop a better array of pass rush moves, too often relying on his natural tools and not technique. He reminds me of a more athletic Calais Campbell.
3.) Khaled Holmes C, 6-3 305LBS
With the third pick the Cowboys trade back up to the second round to nab Holmes giving up a two 3rd round picks, one this year and next years. Homles would be a much needed upgrade to the Oline. Holmes can move quickly to get in position to pick up blitzers but also has the skills to fire out of stance and double-team defensive tackles with guards. Holmes has nice awareness to pick up pass-rushers, and is quick to the next level of the defense as a run-blocker. He hits blocks on linebackers to help spring his backs for more yardage. Holmes also combo-blocks well with his guards. In the NFL, he would be best as a zone-blocker who can use his speed and athleticism.
4.) Alvin Bailey OG, 6-5 315LBS
got to go trenches back to back or Romo will not make it, Bailey and Holmes should help. Bailey has the size to play RT if the Cowboys decide to drop Free. Bailey is a naturally massive man, he shows impressive quickness off the snap and can knock defenders off the ball in the running game. He's athletic enough to handle blocking on the move - a requirement in an Arkansas scheme that often requires the guards to pull and block at the second level.
5.) Joseph Randle RB, 6-0 200LBS
Cowboys grab a RB from Oklahoma two years in a row, this time from Oklahoma State. Felix is most likely gone next year and has not lived up to his draft status, Randle should take his spot with Tanner and Dunbar fighting for the third. While only weighing 200 Randle looks big and strong out there a leaner-than-ideal frame and there are some questions about his ability to carry the load, but he works well through traffic and shows the balance to stay on his feet after first contact. He's a relentless inside runner. He keeps his feet moving and fights through tackles. He always seems to be falling forward. He has excellent acceleration and wastes little time hitting his second gear through the hole, using his outstanding vision to find room to run both as a rusher and receiver. Randle will be an asset in the passing game. He is a reliable pass blocker and has solid hands out of the backfield. Dangerous in the open field.
6.) Brandon Jenkins OLB, 6-3 260LBS
Jenkins would have been a day 2 and maybe day 1 pick if not for a season ending injury.......his loss and Cowboys gain. Between Jenkins and Wilber I think Butler is gone next year and we could find are future OLB when the HOF Ware is gone. After serving as a back-up as a true freshman, he finished third in the nation in sacks as a sophomore with 13.5, adding 21.5 tackles for loss. Jenkins' production took a dip last season as he finished with 8.0 sacks and 12.0 tackles for loss, but both still led the team. He plays with explosive burst off the snap with a quick first step and acceleration to chase down the action. Jenkins lacks prototypical size and struggles to shed, but plays with violent hand usage and does a nice job manipulating his frame to get past blockers. He needs to improve his leverage and consistently play lower to the ground.