What better time to talk about 07 drafting, than on cutdown day! I'll start off by saying I don't know who individually, the cowboys should draft but I will take a shot at positions I think the club is looking at and what round they may look to take those positions. For 07 the Cowboys needs would seemingly follow a predictable "get younger on offense mentality" but I am not so sure that will actually be the case, at least for the 1st round pick: In terms of age the Cowboys would need to get younger at several positions, IF you were drafting based on appearent need and age your draft priority might follow this logic: 1) QB (Bledsoe) 2) RG (Rivera) 3) WR (Glenn and TO) 4) T (Flozell) 5) NT (Fergueson) 6) OLB (Ellis, and Singleton is in the final year of his contract) However, I think the Cowboys will take a different perspective based upon the performances of the current younger players, rector, hurd, etc, and also upon how much money they want to invest at certain positions. Let me begin but walking through 1-6 priority up above then I will give my take on draft priority. Let's start with QB: With 2 QB's on the Roster, this position would seem the logical choice for a 1st round pick, however with Romo's contract being extended, I don't believe the Cowboys would invest more money on a 1st day pick, than Romo's contract and Bledsoe. I think Romo will get a shot to compete for the starting QB job next year and even if he wins, Bledsoe would still be his backup. This gives you a young QB with a veteran backup. The cowboys still need a QB and signing a FA 3rd string doesn't make sense, therefore, I believe this will be a late 1st day pick or early 2nd day pick. (Projected 3rd round) RG: I think Rivera may be out after this year, but I don't think the Cowboys will draft G early unless someone slips, Parcells comment about 90% of offensive lineman aren't ready just sticks in my mind, but if a G were to fall early he would probably reconsider: Projected Free Agency and late round pick (5th, 6th round) WR: Glenn and TO are older but still highly productive and there are several young wideouts with "potential". Unless Glenn or TO don't return next year, the cowboys will not be able to afford a 1st round pick on WR. You just can't invest that much money in one position, but I like this to be an early pick given the age factor: Projection (2nd round) T: This one is easy, based upon the emergence of Pat McQ, the Cowboys will be out of the high draft pick for tackle business. Projection: 7th round NT: Ferguson can't go on forever, but he might be here next year. If Stanley shows enough this might not be a big priority. Projection: 5th round or FA OLB: If Ellis has a good year, this might not be a high priority and they still have Bobby Carpenter. Count on a least 1 OLB chosen. Projection FA or 4th round. Now here's how I think things will shake out: 1st Round: RB or OLB (Wouldn't suprise me, would it you??) 2nd Round: WR 3rd Round: QB 4th Round: OLB or CB (Replacement for Glenn??) 5th Round: NT or RG 6th Round: NT or RG 7th Round: Tackle 7th Round: CB FA Possibilities: NT, RG, CB It would seem that this is the year for Julius Jones, he has to stay healthy and demonstrate enough ability for the Cowboys not be tempted to replace him. If Julius has a good year, the Cowboys might still look later in the draft at RB possibilities, but I think if RB is not the 1st day pick, then OLB will be (assuming one is available). NT could be another alternative for the 1st pick. If RB isn't selected and Parcells is in charge count on the Defense with that 1st round selection.