By: Joe D.
First surprise of the draft.
Eric Berry to the Kansas City Chiefs at 5. KC was believed to be in the market for a tackle. Consequently, the Cowboys may have a shot at a quality tackle in the later part of the draft. Especially if Spiller is taken by Seattle. (WRONG)
Joe Haden to the Browns at 7
Rolando McClain to the Raiders at 8. Amazingly they did not pick a work out warrior. McClain is an exceptional LB. This pick pleases me dearly because the Giants are now left in a lurch, presuming the mocks were accurate.
Ryan Mathewsto the San Diego Chargers at 12 from Miami Dolphins. Reports were accurate that the Dolphins wanted to move down in the draft. Cowboys don’t appear to be making the jump into the middle of the first round. Dolphins get 28th overall first round pick, 2nd round pick (40), and 4th round pick (126).
Earl Thomas to the Seattle Seahawks at 14. I’m not a fan of Thomas, but several Cowboys fans will be upset at this pick.
Jason Pierre-Paul to the NY Giants at 15. Boom or bust pick. Highly athletic, but dominated by Pitt TE. He can do a ton of backflips, so he is be the biggest cheerleader of all time for the Giants.
Derrick Morgan to the Tennesse Titans at 16.
Bulaga and Dan Williams still available. I don’t think the Cowboys will trade up to the teens, but if Jerry is looking at either, his trigger finger is getting itchy.
Mike Iupati to San Francisco at 17
Still on the board, Demaryius Thomas, Brian Bulaga, Dan Williams, Jared Odrick, Rodger Saffold, Devin McCourty and DEZ BRYANT!!!
Demaryius Thomas to the Denver Broncos at 22 via trade with New England Patriots. Wow. Obviously the Broncos were looking to avoid picking a headache WR. I’m guessing the Cowboys will be destined to buy Aspirin in bulk.
Dez Bryant to the Cowboys at 24 via trade with New England Patriots. Welcome to the Ranch Dez. We’ll get a high grade for this pick, I hope he plays like a top pick. Cowboys trade their 1st and 3rd pick to NE to move up 3 spots. The Cowboys have spent 2 first round picks, 2 third round picks, and one sixth round pick in the past 2.5 years to solve their WR woes. This better fix it. Cowboys did receive a 4th round pick from New England, so it wasn’t quite as expensive.
Tim Tebow to the Broncos at 25 via trade with the Ravens. Ravens get 2nd, 3rd, and 4th round pick. Broncos get QB who will never make a pro-bowl. But they did pick up a talented H-back!
Dan Williams to the Cardinals at 26
Devin McCourty to the Patriots at 27
Jared Odrick to Miami Dolphins at 28
Kyle Wilson to Jets at 29
Javid Best to Lions via trade with Vikings at 30
Jerry Hughes to Colts
Patrick Robinson to Saints
Analysis to follow… tomorrow.