1st round, pick 9 DE Cameron Jordan
I think, that a very likely pick is also OL Tyron Smith or Nate Solder if available. Offensive linemen are ALWAYS over-drafted because they provide exceptoinal positional value. I think, though that one of these two will come off the board before this spot, especially if Smith gains a little weight and impresses at the combine (which is very possible). Jordan dominated the senior bowl and would be an instant upgrade at DE for the Cowboys with his versatility and impressive tape.
2nd round pick 40th overall S Quinton Carter, Oklahoma
I donít think Rahim Moore will make it to the second round, but Carter will and at the 40th pick overall this is decent value that fills a glaring need. Carter was very productive at Oklahoma and has the versatility to play at either the Free Safety or Strong safety at the next level. At Oklahoma last year he had nearly 90 tackles and has 8 INT the past two seasons. Ideally, Rahim Moore would be available here, but Moore is a ball-hawk and I think will sneak into the first round.
3rd Round pick 71st overall John Moffitt, G, Wisconsin
Moffitt fits the mold of the offensive linemen that the Dallas Cowboys like, which is massive. Moffitt is solid value in the third round and could be an utterly dominant run blocker at the next level as an interior guard who should be the eventual replacement for Kosier or Davis. The other options I considerd here were Quan Sturdivant (I just think heíll be drafted before here, and CB Curtis Marsh).
4th round pick 109 overall Rashad Carmichael, CB, Virginia Tech
Carmichal was inconsistentin 2011, but Carmichael has all of the N.F.L. measurables scouts look for in cornerbacks. He has pretty good height, good speed, was very productive at times, and can be a good cornerback in the N.F.L. with some refinement. At this juncture he might also be one of the best players available, if still available. CarMichael will provide the Cowboys with a little more CB depth (only four currently listed on the Depth chart) and could eventual mature into a starter.
5th Round pick 139th overall Derrell Johnson Koulianos WR, Iowa
D.J.K. is a talented player with the dreaded ďcharacter concernsĒ label which will push him down further in the draft than he otherwise would be, but DJK is good value in the 5th round and gives the Cowboys more depth at WR. Although, they have a very good #1 and #2 WR, I canít imagine that they are thriled about the prospect of keeping Roy Williams. Sam Hurd, Manuel Johnson, Teddy Williams, and Jesse Holley all lack the pure talent of Derrell Johnson Koulianos. I think if Brooks Reed is available here (based on big boards by NFP and MTD he would be, I just donít think he will be) thatíd be a no-brainer pick.
6th Round pick 170th overall Alex Linnenkohl, C, Oregon State
I think Iíve written this 40 times since the beginning of February, but the majority of long term starters come from the first two rounds, depth players and special teams players come from the later rounds, generally speaking. Linnenkohl, though, has a chance to become a starter in the N.F.L. with some seasoning because of his tenancity and athletic ability. I donít know if fulfills all the Cowboys linemen desires being only 305 pounds(ish).