AND THE DALLAS COWBOYS SELECT…
ROUND 1 (31 from SF) – BARRETT JONES (ALABAMA)
6’4, 305 – OFFENSIVE CENTER / GUARD
– 26 starts at right guard as RS Freshman and Sophomore. 3rd team All-American as Soph.
– 10 starts at left tackle as Junior winning Outland Trophy as nation’s top lineman, consensus All-American
– 14 starts at center as Senior, consensus All-American
Very smart, intense, and confident player. Could easily start at either center or guard during rookie season. Selecting Jones as starting CENTER to finally bring stability and solid production to the position.
Only concern is Jones had surgery in mid-January to repair torn ligaments in his foot. The rehab for this surgery (4-5 months) will not keep Jones out of training camp.
– Another option would be to stay at Pick 18 and select OG Jonathon Cooper. Solid player yet Jones fits my o-line strategy best
– If Kenny Vaccaro is available at 18 it would change my entire draft outlook, should be gone to MIA or NO by then