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Cowboys Tip Draft Plans With Prospect Visits

Written by theMBIIIeffect

Things are starting to pick up in Dallas with next month’s draft closing in.

Over the next two days, the Cowboys are bringing in between 15 and 20 prospects likely to be taken in the draft.

Among the prospects coming in are Idaho guard Mike Iupati, Georgia Tech safety Morgan Burnett, Kentucky fullback John Conner and Cal defensive end Tyson Alualu.

Apparently, Jerry Jones likes what’s going on at Penn State, as he’s bringing in defensive tackle Jared Odrick and linebackers Navorro Bowman and Sean Lee.

What might be most interesting about the prospects receiving invites is that there are several receivers, a position that seems to have a little depth. Oklahoma State’s Dez Bryant, Ohio’s Taylor Price and LSU’s Brandon LaFell will all visit Valley Ranch to meet with the coaching staff, scouts and front office personnel starting this afternoon.

These visits from receivers could suggest that Jones is not pleased with his current set of receivers. If I were Roy Williams or Patrick Crayton and saw that these young receivers could end up in Dallas after the draft, I’d be a little worried that my job could be in danger. So far, William has failed to live up to the price of his contract and the first-round pick that the Cowboys used to acquire him. Crayton, though a serviceable slot receiver, is nothing special and the Cowboys could find a more dangerous third wide receiver. More speed in the slot would make the Cowboys offense a different animal.

There are also plenty of defensive players getting some looks. There’s defensive line depth there, which the Cowboys could certainly use-although Alualu might be a candidate to make the jump to a 3-4 outside linebacker. Either one of the Penn State linebackers could be an heir apparent to inside linebacker Keith Brooking, who turns 35 this season. Ken Hamlin should be a little worried about Burnett’s visit, as Hamlin has been mentioned repeatedly as a current starter whose job is in jeopardy.

Either way, finally, some news from Dallas. Things will start to pick up in the next few weeks even more.

I say bring it on.

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Tags: Brandon LaFell Dez Bryant Jared Odrick Jerry Jones John Conner Keith Brooking Ken Hamlin Mike Iupati Morgan Burnett Navorro Bowman Patrick Crayton Roy Williams Sean Lee Taylor Price Tyson Alualu

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