Originally Posted by tm1119
Trade back to somewhere between 24-30 for an extra 3rd round pick.
Round 1- Sharrif Floyd DT Florida
Round 2- Dallas Thomas OG/OT Tennessee
Round 3- DJ Swearinger FS South Carolina
Round 3- Denard Robinson ATH Michigan
Round 4- William Gholston DE Michigan State
Round 5- Braxton Cave C Notre Dame
Round 6- Michael Ford RB LSU
The top 3 plus the trade are excellent!
Floyd would be a perfect fit in the Kiffin scheme.
Dallas Thomas reminds me a lot of Jonathan Cooper with his athleticism. I thought that Thomas might jump up the rankings, but his 32" arm length keeps him from being drafted as an OT; although, as you indicated, he could serve as a backup OT for depth purposes.
Swearinger is one of my favorite players to watch.
Denard Robinson is all about the mental-makeup which is difficult to judge for fans/draftniks. The 3rd "feels" a little early for him, but I would like to know more about his mental capacity.
Gholston in the 4th would be a good pick for the Strong Side DE in Kiffin's defense. His work-ethic will need to be investigated.
Cave should be a good pick in the 5th; however, the Cowboys really need to find a way to get one of the higher rated Centers, IMO (Khalad Holmes, Barrett Jones, Travis Frederick or maybe Jonathan Cooper at OC). This position is almost impossible to fill in Free Agency. The Cowboys seem to have several guys similar to Cave on the roster.
Ford should be a decent pick in the 6th. RB is a higher priority than most believe, IMO. Luckily, there appears to be a lot of talent in the mid and late rounds at this position.