Early Look At Various NFL Mock Drafts

Football Futures
No. 18 - Marcus McNeill, OT, Auburn
Comment: Massive lineman is the perfect right tackle.

Great Blue North Report
No. 18 - Winston Justice, OT, Southern Cal
Comment: n/a

NFL Draft Countdown
No. 18 - Santonio Holmes, WR, Ohio State
Comment: Most assume that Dallas will use this pick to upgrade at right tackle or free safety and while that is very possible it might be hard to pass on the consensus top wide receiver in the draft if he fell into their laps. Keyshawn Johnson and Terry Glenn are still solid and relatively productive but provide little in the way of a big play threat, which is where Santonio Holmes comes in. While he isn't the type of physically impressive receiver prospect we have seen in recent years like Andre Johnson and Larry Fitzgerald, Holmes is very fast and explosive while also a good route runner and blocker.

Mel Kiper Jr.
No. 18 - Marcus McNeill, OT, Auburn
Comment: n/a

* Ourlads Scouting Service*
No. 18 - Marcus McNeill, OT, Auburn
Comment: Wide body, athletic left tackle with long arms and big hands. Not always pretty, but gets the job done. Combine physical will determine draft status.

* The Sporting News*
No. 18 - Santonio Holmes, WR, Ohio State
Comment: Holmes, a playmaking deep threat who also can return kicks, would add another dimension to the Cowboys' offense.

NFL Gurus
No. 18 - Eric Winston, OT, Miami
Comment: n/a

Huddle Geeks
No. 18 - Marcus McNeill, OT, Auburn
Comment: n/a

* DraftShowcase.com*
No. 18 - Jonathan Scott, OT, Texas
Comment: Big, athletic tackle who protected Vince Young's blind side all season.

* The Draft Studio*
No. 18 - DeMeco Ryans, OLB, Alabama
Comment: n/a

The Draft Ace
No. 18 - Ko Simpson, S, South Carolina
Comment: The consensus pick for the Cowboys right now is an offensive tackle, but Rob Petitti did a fairly good job on the right side this year. Dallas finished in the middle of the pack with just 15 interceptions this year, and could use a ball hawking safety like Simpson, who had 7 interceptions in two years at South Carolina.

* Consensus Draft Services*
No. 18 - Ko Simpson, S, South Carolina
Comment: Dallas could look to add a young WR or help along the offensive line with this pick. Santonio Holmes is a strong possibility here. However, with a need at free safety, Ko Simpson, a draft-eligible sophomore, would be an ideal fit. A playmaker, the athletically gifted Simpson has produced solid interception and tackle numbers for South Carolina, including six interceptions as a freshman.

* SportsIllustrated.com*
No. 18 - Ko Simpson, S, South Carolina
Comment: Among the Cowboys' needs is a free safety with a nose for the football. Otherwise Washington's Santana Moss is just going to keep beating them deep. If Winston Justice is still on the board, he'd be another name to know. As would receiver Santonio Holmes, because Keyshawn Johnson and Terry Glenn aren't kids any more.

* Ask The Commish*
No. 18 - Santonio Holmes, WR, Ohio State
Comment: The Cowboys have an aging WR corps and could use a shot of youthful exuberance at the position. Holmes would be a nice replacement plan for the aging Johnson and Glenn.

* About.com (James Alder)*
No. 18 - Winston Justice, OT, Southern Cal
Comment: The Cowboys could look to free agency to fill their needs on the offensive line, but if they don't, they could address the position early in the draft.

* Draft Board Insider*
No. 18 - Jimmy Williams, CB/S, Virginia Tech
Comment: Quite a tumble for a kid many think will go top ten. Dallas got great return on their investment from their rookies last year on defense, and adding Williams, to play FS with the "other" Williams on the strong side, would be a great move. Yeah, their wide outs are old, and their OL needs work, but I don't think Parcells is ready to give any of those spots to a rookie.

* Draft King*
No. 18 - Santonio Holmes, WR, Ohio State
Comment: n/a

* Fantasy Football Toolbox*
No. 18 - Marcus McNeill, OT, Auburn
Comment: McNeill is a massive sized player that has the potential to play the left tackle position. With the recent injury to veteran left tackle Flozell Adams you could understand the concern for drafting McNeill. To acquire a player of McNeill's talent at this point of the draft is amazing. He has the tools and the upside to be a multiple All-Pro at the NFL level. With the uncertainty of LT Adams' injury status for the upcoming year, not only could McNeill potentially step in at LT but he has the skill to play at OG as well. So his versatility will add to the value of himself and aid the team that selects him.

* Fox Sports*
No. 18 - Santonio Holmes, WR, Ohio State
Comment: In a horrible draft for receivers, Holmes will stand out. Keyshawn Johnson and Terry Glenn are getting old.

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