With the Cowboys talking about letting Canty and Burnett test the market it leaves me believing DE might be a priority in Free Agency or the Draft. Unfortunately I don't think most of the guys who are 2nd round DEs fit the role of DE in the 3-4 scheme. Move Ratliff to DE and draft a NT? Version 2 Version 1 I still have favorite, but I now believe my Safety (Sean Smith) is going to be gone by the time we pick, so I am moving on. He remains my top hope though I think. Cowboys 2nd round pick. Ron Brace, NT, Boston College, 6'3", 330. Collpases the LOS. 7.5 TFL and 2.5 sacks. Ratliff is going to stay at NT after earning Pro Bowl honors. This is a solid backup with future potential. His stock is rising fast. His linemate Raji has moved into the top 10 to 15 picks. 3rd round pick from Cleveland. Michael Hamlin, SS, Clemson, 6'2", 207. A double Hamlin Safety duo? Possibly. He gets to the ball. 6 INTs and 7 passes defended. 4th from round Detroit. Daniel Holtzclaw, ILB, Eastern Michigan, 6'1", 245. A tackling machine. 4 year starter. Natural leader. I think this guy is a star in the making. Cowboys 4th round pick. Bruce Johnson, CB, Miami, 5'11", 185. With Pacman gone, Henry on his last legs and Newman seemingly hurt more often than we can stand, it pays to add depth. In addition to some good ball skills he is a great kick returner. Cowboys 5th round pick. Rhett Bomar, QB, Sam Houston State, 6'2", 218. It is time to develop some QB depth. A good 3rd string QB who could develop for the future. Talent is not a question. Accepted money from a booster and got expelled. No boosters in the NFL. He is the QB I think best fits our system and has a chance to progress. 5th round pick from Tennessee. Mike Thomas, WR, Arizona, 5'9", 187. A big time Punt Return threat who also has guts. Isn't afraid to go over the middle. Not likely to be a star, but can develop into a 3rd WR in the slot. Owens is probably gone. We need to fill that spot. This kid can develop and will push Crayton. A leader. Compensatory 5th round pick. Travis Bright, OG, BYU, 6'5", 328. Part of a very good college O-line that uses pro style blocking schemes. A big man with good feet and a bit of a nasty streak. 6th round pick from Miami. Garrett Reynolds, OT, North Carolina, 6'7", 310. RT prospect who can compete for depth and learn from a mauler like Columbo. Compensatory 6th round pick. Lawrence Sidbury, DE, Richmond, 6'2", 265. This guy is from a small school but is all about production. 6.5 sacks and 14.5 tackles for loss. He never stops coming for the ball. His only negative is the small school, but don't let that stop anyone. 7th round pick from Detroit. Josh Mauga, ILB, Nevada, 6'2", 246. A chest injury limited him to 8 games. Look at the stats. 82 tackles, 7 TFL, 3.5 sacks, 3 pass breakups. A true late steal. Cowboys 7th round pick. Jorvorskie Lane, FB, Texas A & M, 6'0", 275. You know how I like bulldozers at FB. Here's my huckleberry. Finds the endzone in short yardage, but more importantly picks up bltizes and opens holes. As always your comments are welcome. I learn from all of you. So please speak up, good and bad.