by Dave Halprin on Mar 25, 2012 4:00 PM CDT in Dallas Cowboys 2012 Draft
As we edge closer to the 2012 NFL Draft, the options for the Dallas Cowboys pick at #14 have certainly opened up. Previous to free agency, most observers had the Cowboys locked into a couple of players, either Dre Kirkpatick/Janoris Jenkins at cornerback, or David DeCastro at guard. Then the Cowboys signed Brandon Carr at corner, and Nate Livings and Mackenzy Bernadeau at guard. Those moves gave the Cowboys plenty of space to look at a lot more prospects.
Carr is a top-tier signing and will absolutely be starting come the 2012 season. Livings and Bernadeau are not sure-fire locks for the starting lineup, although with both guard positions in flux, Livings is a good bet for one. So the offensive line is still an open question in my mind. Which brings me back to David DeCastro. He's hands-down the top guard in the draft, a player who is receiving rave reviews from every scout in the league. He's been compared to Steve Hutchinson when he came out and that is high praise.
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