Apr 28, 2011; New York, NY, USA; ESPN analyst Mel Kiper Jr during the 2011 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

2013 NFL Mock Draft: Kiper Says Cowboys Select...

I know what you’re saying Cowboy fans: “Here we go again. Another random mock draft pick for the Dallas Cowboys first round pick.” Well, not quite. Whenever ESPN draft expert Mel Kiper Jr. releases a mock draft, it’s an event and particularly newsworthy. Kiper’s latest mock was released on Thursday. Let’s see who he thinks Dallas will go with in the first round.

With the 18th pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys select…

Jan 7, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide guard Chance Warmack (65) in action against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the 2013 BCS Championship game at Sun Life Stadium. Alabama won 42-14. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Chance Warmack, Offensive Guard, Alabama.

Here’s what our experts say about Warmack:

Staff writer Reid Hanson believes Warmack will be gone by pick number 10 to the Tennessee Titans:

The Titans have major needs in the secondary but ultimately their need for a superior run game will trump all. They have long valued OG’s more than most teams and will have no problem selecting Chance and plugging him into the lineup immediately.

Staff writer Mike Burke would love this pick:

Center Barrett Jones of the Alabama Crimson Tide is probably my number one draft hope of 2013. If his linemate Chance Warmack fell to us though I’d do cartwheels down the street to add him.

Staff writer Chris Dietz sees Warmack going at #7 to the Arizona Cardinals:

Warmack is the best lineman from the best offensive line not only this season but in the history of college football. He is a large body and moves very well for his massive size. He is the perfect guy to build the new Cardinals offensive line around and will be a foundation for the offense for years to come.

Senior writer Jeff Magnia thinks the Cowboys will actually pass on Warmack and he’ll fall to the Chicago Bears at #20:

Warmack is probably the best interior lineman in the draft.  He might go higher than this pick but I also see that Chicago might even trade up to get him.  Protecting Jay Cutler is going to be the need for the incoming head coach, so expect something to happen between Warmack and the Bears.

What do you think of Kiper’s pick for the Cowboys? Leave your thoughts below in the comments.

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