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BTB:Cowboys Mock Draft: Looking For Clues Based On Pre-Draft Interviews

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by cowboyjoe, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    by Tom Ryle on Apr 9, 2012 9:01 AM CDT in Dallas Cowboys 2012 Draft

    With two and a half weeks still to go until the NFL Draft finally gets here, we are all looking for any clue whatsoever to what kinds of picks to expect out of the Dallas Cowboys. Thanks to the tireless data mining by OCC, we have a good idea of who the Cowboys have openly interviewed so far. Although we don't know if the team has pulled off some stealth interviews or just how much smokescreen may be involved in the entire process, it does seem likely that the players the team was interested in talking to have some correlation to what the Cowboys are planning to do.


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    The title of OCC's post tells one thing right off the bat: The Cowboys are going hard after the defensive secondary. It's not just the sheer number of the secondary players that the team has interviewed. On the chart that breaks down the players by position, there is a convenient column that gives the ranking for each player from the perspective of CBSsports. Dallas is not just looking at a lot of defensive backs; it is looking at a lot of good ones. They have five of the top 100 players on the list of cornerbacks, and two of the safeties also are from the top 100 in a class that is weak at that position. That is half of the secondary players that they looked at that are seen as worthy of a first, second or third round pick. I think it would be almost impossible for the team to not take a d-back in the first three rounds.
  2. BrAinPaiNt

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