There is no doubt the 2014 draft needs to be defense heavy, that being said, I would be fine with the best available defensive player (except corner). What are your thoughts?
David:It’s a tricky proposition, and one that you can’t really predict until the picks start coming off the board. If the best middle linebacker in the draft is available at No. 16 or No. 17, do you take him and worry about the depth chart later? Or do you try to turn one pick into several picks? I’m not really sure you can go wrong. But, if the Cowboys’ intention it to compete for the playoffs next season, it seems logical to me that you draft for need. If you don’t directly address the problems we saw last year, it’s hard to expect better results.
Rowan: It can paint a team into a corner drafting simply for need and reaching on a player at a position you want when there’s another player you have graded higher and feel like can be a better player for your team for the foreseeable future. But it can also work out, as it did for the Cowboys last year when they took the best available offensive lineman in the first round and selected
JENS INGE FLATAAS
BERGEN, NORWAY, ON
Hey folks, Throwing you a curveball here - at what positions would you be most worried about drafting progress stoppers for?
David: Personally, I think it’s safety. We’ve gotten a lot of questions about the troubles at safety, and a lot of early prognostications have the Cowboys selecting a safety as soon as the first round of the draft. But you create quite a log jam at the position if you do that, as
Rowan:As David mentioned, I think safety’s one – although I don’t think that should stop them from drafting high there. They invested a fourth-round pick (Matt Johnson) and a third-round pick (J.J. Wilcox) at the position in recent drafts, and I’m not sure the team can fully analyze the potential of those two players just yet. Another spot is at left guard. If the Cowboys draft another guard, he’ll likely compete with