2011 NFL Draft: Cowboys In Prime Position To Trade Down

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As the season comes to an end and the draft season starts up, many fans and analysts alike start determining what they believe teams should do. The draft can make or break a team, so every decision is crucial.

If the draft were to be held tomorrow, Dallas would hold a top ten pick — likely pick 6 or 7.

With a huge need at offensive line and the strong possibility that top cornerbacks Patrick Peterson of LSU and Nebraska’s Prince Amukamara will be gone, Dallas is in a perfect position to trade down. In fact, ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. seems to think trading down would be the Cowboys best bet.

Kiper said, “I don’t think the Cowboys regret the Dez Bryant pick, but now Dallas is in a peculiar spot, much like Buffalo, in which it may not get the best value with its pick if it goes with a tackle. If one of the CBs isn’t here, this is a good place to trade down and address the O-line later in the first round.”

Dallas could be in a good position to trade with a team like Minnesota who will potentially be looking for a quarterback. The move would open up the possibility of landing a guy like Anthony Castonzo from Boston College or Nate Solder of Colorado, who could severely improve the offensive line.

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