I’ve checked a lot of mock drafts and it seems these guessers believe the Dallas Cowboys will select with the 27th pick either a safety or a tackle in the 2010 NFL Draft.
Obviously, the Cowboys needs to replace aging tackle Flozell Adams. He will be playing in his 13th season, and guard Kyle Kosier is in the final year of his contract. I do not believe the Cowboys will resign him.
Who that tackle or safety will be runs the gamut. I think I’ve seen almost every lower-tier guy named in one of these mock drafts.
Sports Illustrated’s Don Banks said the Cowboys would select guard-tackle Mike Iupati out of Idaho.
As for safety, I think it would be a steal if the Cowboys could get USC safety Taylor Mays, if he is there at No. 27. Mays was a top-10 pick it seemed in 2009 if he was going to enter the draft. A lot of boards had him as the best safety to pick.
Hopefully, the emphasis is on the offensive line. Tony Romo was sacked more this season since he became a starter. That’s a sign of a weakening offensive line. According to Iupati’s profile, he’s a big guy and they have him actually rated the top guard in the draft.
Idaho offensive lineman Mike Iupati has been the hit of the Senior Bowl. He is 325 pounds and has 35-inch arms, giving him a chance to be a tackle in the NFL, even though he played guard in college. He will be long gone when the Dallas Cowboys pick at No. 27. – Charean Williams, Fort Worth Star-Telegram.