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Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by Jongb35, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. Jongb35

    Jongb35 Member

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    In this version our our Cowboys Mock Draft, we will describe a path the Cowboys may take if they happen to sign an offensive tackle before April 22 (Marcus McNeil or Jared Gaither, for example).


    Round 1- Maurkice Pouncey, C/G, Florida
    A lot of mocks have Idaho guard Mike Iupati as the Cowboys’ selection at #27, but we believe they will value the versatility of Pouncey. If Iupati is still on the board, it will be interesting to see who Dallas has rated higher. Some scouts believe Pouncey is a top 15 talent. He would likely come in and be the immediate backup to both starting guards and center Andre Gurode.


    Round 2- Brandon Spikes, LB, Florida
    Spikes’ size makes him a candidate to play inside in a 3-4. Keith Brooking and Bradie James played well last year, but the Cowboys must soon look for their replacements (particularly for Brooking). We still think a play-making return man is an option here, but because players such as Mardy Gilyard, Dexter McCluster, and Jordan Shipley had such poor 40-yard dash times, the Cowboys may be able to wait a round to grab someone.
    FYI: Despite these first two selections, no, we are not Gators fans.


    Round 3- Eric Norwood, LB, South Carolina
    To play devil’s advocate, we have assumed the Cowboys do not see any return man at this point as providing great value. So which direction does the team go? Jerry Jones said the Cowboys will take the best player available at each position, and we really like South Carolina LB Eric Norwood.


    A lot of fans will be disappointed in yet another linebacker, but we all know what a key position the edge rusher is in Wade Phillips’ 3-4 scheme . As we detailed in our profile of Eric Norwood, he is a an excellent pass-rusher who should transition nicely to OLB. Further, we are not sure Dallas is convinced they have proper depth behind starters Ware and Spencer (Curtis Johnson, Victor Butler and Brandon Williams).


    Round 4- Jordan Shipley, WR, Texas
    The Cowboys’ patience in this particular mock draft pays off, as Texas WR Jordan Shipley is still on the board. Shipley would come in and become the starting punt and kickoff returner, and also compete with Patrick Crayton in the slot. We see Shipley as an early second round talent, but his 4.57 at the Combine will surely drop his stock. Still, Shipley plays much faster than his time and displays excellent quickness and body control.


    Round 6- Kurt Coleman, FS, Ohio State
    Dallas may or may not upgrade the safety position before this spot, but we still maintain that the Cowboys’ brass is more comfortable with what they have at the position than fans. Despite interest from other clubs in Gerald Sensabaugh, the Cowboys remain likely to lock him up long-term. Ken Hamlin struggled last season, but members of the organization like what they have in second-year man Michael Hamlin.
    Coleman is a small, ball-hawk type safety which the Cowboys lack right now. He would be a project, but worth the risk at this point.


    Round 7- Arthur Jones, DT/DE, Syracuse
    The importance the Cowboys place on the defensive end position is reliant on the futures of Spears, Bowen, and Hatcher. The second round tenders placed on all three players means the latter two are not going anywhere in 2010. Spears, however, could garner some interest from other 3-4 teams. We detailed what Dallas might do with him here.


    If the likely scenario of all three defensive ends remaining on the team comes to fruition, the Cowboys may look at a late-round prospect like Syracuse’s Arthur Jones. Jones is a talented athlete who may drop this far due to knee surgery he underwent in November of last season.
  2. JustDezIt

    JustDezIt Formerly sm0kie13 ROY

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    wrong section
  3. Muhast

    Muhast Newo

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    I wouldnt complain about this draft.

    Added a OL in FA, another OL in the first, got an ILB, and another good pash rusher, a slow texas wide reciever to compliment our other slow Texas wide reciever and a FS prospect. Sounds good to me!

    Plus Norwood will hook me up with Cowboys stuff all the time :)
  4. Jongb35

    Jongb35 Member

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    Sorry about the section.
  5. Jongb35

    Jongb35 Member

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    haha do you know Eric personally?
  6. Muhast

    Muhast Newo

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    Yep, went to school together. I'm good friends with him!
  7. Jongb35

    Jongb35 Member

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    That's great. I would love to have him on the team. He really reminds us of Lamar Woodley.
  8. Hostile

    Hostile Persona Non Grata Zone Supporter

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    Much better than the last one I gave you grief about.
  9. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    I'd take that even though I'm not sure about Pouncey.
  10. Muhast

    Muhast Newo

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    He is from Texas originally, so he'd like it. He grew up a Cowboys fan. I used to tell him at practice that he would get drafted by Dallas.
  11. Jongb35

    Jongb35 Member

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    Good! haha I'm making some headway. I definitely see Pouncey as a legit option in round 1. Do you think they would take Pouncey with Iupati still on the board?
  12. Hostile

    Hostile Persona Non Grata Zone Supporter

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    Without a doubt Iupati is the number one goal. If he is gone I think they would prefer to trade down to the top of the 2nd and I do think Pouncey is high on the list there, along with Vlad Ducasse.
  13. Jongb35

    Jongb35 Member

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    Earl Thomas figures to be long gone, but what about him or Iupati? Could you see Dallas trading up if Thomas drops into the 20's?
  14. Muhast

    Muhast Newo

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    I think Jerry would like to take Thomas but I am convinced we go OT or trade down.
  15. Hostile

    Hostile Persona Non Grata Zone Supporter

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    No, I can't. If he is there and Iupati is gone, sure. Maybe he'd trade up to get Dez Bryant, but I doubt he'd trade up at all. Trade down is far more likely, especially if someone wants to come up for a QB.
  16. Cover 2

    Cover 2 Pessimists Unite!!!

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    No to Dez. I was his biggest supporter, but I've heard some stuff from someone on the team and I don't want him anymore.
  17. jobberone

    jobberone Ginsu Wolverine Minion Staff Member

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    I love this draft even if I wouldn't go the same way. I really like Norwood having seen him play for some time.

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