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DC.Com Writers Give Another Cowboys Mock (Selections 1-6)

Posted Apr 12, 2013


IRVING, Texas – This is the time of year when mock drafts are everywhere.

Websites from all over weigh in with various opinions on where these prospects are going to end up. So each Friday, the DallasCowboys.com staff will select their own mock draft, projecting what the Cowboys will do from rounds 1-6, along with some quick analysis for their decision.

Unlike last week, where the five analysts picked four different players, this time there are five different players on each mock, including three new names to the list.

Obviously it’s still early in the process but let’s have some fun and let these guys take a stab at it:

 
Bryan
Nick
Ed
Rowan
David
Round 1
18th
Jonathan
Cooper
G - UNC
Chance
Warmack
G - Alabama
Bjoern
Werner
DE - Fl. State
Kenny
Vaccaro
S - Texas
Sylvester
Williams
DT - UNC
Round 2
17(47)
Gio
Bernard
RB - UNC
Eric
Reid
S- LSU

Kyle
Long
G/T - Oregon
Larry
Warford
G - Kentucky
Larry
Warford
G - Kentucky
Round 3
18(80)
Bennie
Logan
DT - LSU
Barrett
Jones
G/C  Alabama
Justin
Hunter
WR - Tennessee
Johnathan
Franklin
RB - UCLA
T.J.
McDonald
S - USC

Round 4
17(114)
Gerald
Hodges
LB - Penn St.
Marquise
Goodwin
WR - Texas
Marcus
Lattimore
RB - S. Carolina
Jordan
Mills
OT - LA Tech
Ricky
Wagner
OT - Wisconsin
Round 5
18(151)
Jakar
Hamilton
S - SC State
Chris
Jones
DT - Bowling Green
Kwame
Geathers
DT - Georgia
Bennie
Logan
DT - LSU
Rex
Burkhead
RB - Nebraska
Round 6
17(185)
C.J.
Johnson
WR - Grand Valley St.
Dennis
Johnson
RB - Arkansas
Jakar
Hamilton
S - SC State
Corey
Fuller
WR - VA Tech
Reid
Fragel
OT - Ohio State
 

Bryan Broaddus' Mock Analysis:  For the sake of this Mock Draft I have allowed history to dictate that a guard while slide down the board to the Cowboys spot at 18 and with that move, they would be more than happy to turn the card in of Jonathan Cooper of North Carolina who in my view is the best guard in the draft. When it comes back to their selection in the second round I have them staying in the Tar Heal State and choosing running back Gio Bernard who is a shorter player but gives them some quickness out of the backfield and a different style of a back to pair with Murray. There are those that think Bennie Logan in the 3rd might be a little rich there but I don't think so and I believe the club feels the same way. The Cowboys did a private workout with him and brought him in on a visit. He could be that one technique that replaces Josh Brent. Gerald Hodges would be a nice fit as a potential Sam while Jakar Hamilton brings some toughness and coverage as a safety. CJ Johnson has outstanding timed speed and catches the ball well. He has played both inside and out so the fit is there. Again, in that round you are looking for traits to develop and he has several.

Nick Eatman's Mock Analysis: Last week, I went against the mantra I've been saying for months – and that's to draft big, especially on the offensive line. While safety is a need, hopefully that can be addressed in the second round. But if Warmack is around at No. 18, that would be a great pick. I moved Jones to the third round this week because of his injury concerns, but even if he doesn't play right away, he's got the talent to wait for. Goodwin is the pure runner that I think this team has missed for a while. Because of that track speed, he probably doesn't make it that far down to the fourth round. And while the sixth round is probably too long to wait to draft a back, there is something intriguing about Johnson. He won't be the highest back taken from his school, but he's a fireplug of a player who is a great kickoff returner and  has the toughness and attitude this team could use.  

Ed Cahill's Mock Analysis: In this situation I have the Cowboys selecting the best available players on their board. My first round pick has a lot of talent, but may slip to the Cowboys at the eighteenth pick. Bjoern Werner may have to play in rotation for a year, but he gives you depth on the line, a promising future, and some cap relief at the position next season. Kyle Long gives you some flexibility on the offensive line as he could play both guard and tackle. He should have the talent to come in and contribute right away. Justin Hunter has tremendous ability and would be great value if he falls into the third. Now, I've been against this for most of the offseason, but if the Cowboys were to bring in a veteran running back I could see them taking a chance on Marcus Lattimore. He's a tremendous kid with all-pro talent, and given some time I think he could return to form. Kwame Geathers, brother of former Cowboy Clifton Geathers, provides a big body at the 1-technique on the defensive line. Jakar Hamilton is a former Georgia Bulldog who has first half of the draft talent. If he is available in the 5th or 6th it's an absolute steal.

Rowan Kavner's Mock Analysis: The needs at offensive line and safety will make the Cowboys consider a variety of options, but Vaccaro fills a need if available in the first round. It's feasible that all five offensive linemen are gone by the Cowboys' first pick, and if the top safety's still on the board, that would make for a logical selection. They could still fill a need at guard in the second round and potentially get a player with first-round talent if Warford's still on the board. Franklin had a tremendously productive season last year at UCLA and his sub-4.5 speed should draw some interest at the backup spot. I'm starting to think the Cowboys' starter at right tackle will either be Doug Free or a free agent pickup, but Mills provides adequate size to work with and develop into a potential starter. At 6-foot-2 with 4.3 speed, Fuller has all the tools a team could want with a late pick.

David Helman’s Mock Analysis: I approached this mock draft using the scenario that all of the Cowboys’ offensive line targets were gone by No. 18. I don’t want to reach, and the defensive front needs plenty of help of its own. Sylvester Williams is just that type of pocket collapsing defensive tackle Dallas needs, with 13.5 tackles for loss and six sacks last season. If the Cowboys can’t find an offensive lineman they like in the first round, it seems imperative they nab one with their second pick, and Larry Warford is a big dude who played well for an awful team. Round 3 seems like the best place to find value at safety, as T.J.

McDonald is just one of a handful of quality guys who should be there. To make up for missing a lineman at No. 18, I wouldn’t mind them going overboard in the late rounds, starting with Ricky Wagner. I still think this team should add a decent running back, and Burkhead fits that power back mold, plus he’s got local ties. Fragel is inexperienced at offensive tackle but his massive 6-8 frame gives him a lot of upside.

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