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Dallas Cowboys Mock Draft 3.0: The Finale


5 days until the most anticipated day in an NFL Fan’s offseason. It is also going to be the biggest day in many college players lives up to this point. The day itself will surely bring cheers and jeers depending on what teams do with their selections. I believe in the BPA approach but with a team with so many needs like our beloved Dallas Cowboys; it would not be a stretch to gain a grey hair or two if this team were to select a Geno Smith at 18.

In the weeks leading up to the Draft, I have a sense that The Dallas Cowboy’s would like to acquire some more picks. I don’t necessarily believe this team will trade away from good players but if the Top 5 Offensive Linemen are gone at this point, trading down in the 1st could be an option for The Dallas Cowboys. I don’t see this team sitting with 6 picks; in fact after losing out on a 2nd rounder last season to acquire Morris Claiborne; I think Jerry Jones would like to have at least 2 picks in what many have called the “sweet spot” of this year’s draft. With that in mind unlike the few Mocks I have posted before, I want to take a stab at The Draft Value Chart and add some anticipated trades for this 2013 Dallas Cowboy Roster. Without further ado, The Dallas Cowboys are on the clock:

1ST ROUND

Cincinnati Bengals Call: “We would like a shot at Vaccaro, can we switch our 1st Round picks and we’ll throw in pick 53. Jerry Take’s It! Now we have 21, 47, and 53 plus the Cowboys just gained 180 points in Value.

With the 21st Pick in the 2013 NFL Draft The Dallas Cowboys Select Defensive Tackle Sheldon Richardson from Missouri:  

This plugs in a day 1 starter who has started to slip because of Star Lotulelei’s positive news regarding his health. I know I have been preaching Offensive Line all along, but I sense the Big 5 are going to be gone at this point and The Dallas Cowboys could use a nasty guy to plug in at the 3-Tech, enter Richardson.

 

2ND ROUND

Dallas Cowboys trade Defensive End Anthony Spencer for 43rd and 73rd picks, Dallas now has 43rd, 47th, and 53rd picks in Round 2!

With the 43rd pick in the 2013 NFL Draft The Dallas Cowboys Select Safety Eric Reid from LSU:

Eric Reid brings a different type of attitude to this Defense, where Sensabaugh was a solid player, Reid has better ball skills and could become a staple in Monte Kiffin’s Tampa 2 Defense. A once battered and empty backfield now shows promise. Enter Eric Reid.

 

With the 47th Pick in the 2013 NFL Draft The Dallas Cowboys Select Offensive Guard Larry Warford from Kentucky:

Very underrated in this Draft, but could almost certainly be a starter for years to come, he’s big, he’s a mauler, and he’s got attitude; that’s more than you could say for Nate Livings whom he most certainly would be replacing. Enter The War Zone!

 

With the 53rd Pick in the 2013 NFL Draft The Dallas Cowboys Select Defensive End Alex Okafor from Texas:

I get it, I liked Spencer too, but the value was good and we also unloaded some cash. Okafor will compete with Crawford, but Okafor plays with a ton of power and can really get up the field. He also has run stopping ability due to his consistent awareness of the location of the ball. He’s speedy and can knock blockers on their rears mighty quick. He’s not Spencer day 1, but Spencer was a 1st round pick who “almost” became a bust.

 

3RD ROUND

 

With the 73rd Pick in the 2013 NFL Draft The Dallas Cowboys Select Running Back Le’Veon Bell from Michigan State:

I’ve been high on this cat for a while; Teams in the NFL nowadays have to get as much production out of their back as possible. With the shelf life of theses runners being so short, it is imperative to have another guy in place. DeMarco Murray has a history of getting injured, and when he does this Offense forces Tony Romo to do too much, when Romo is doing too much…bad things happen. This running game needs a revival. Can someone pass the defibrillator?! Enter a quality back that can carry the load, enter Le’Veon Bell.

With the 80th pick in the 2013 NFL Draft The Dallas Cowboys Select Center Barrett Jones from Alabama:

Bryan Broaddus may not be high on Jones, but I certainly am. The first thing that came to mind when watching the National Championship this year was, “The Cowboys need to get this guy.” It’s unfortunate that his stock lowered due to his injury, but I believe he could become a staple on this line. Jones has everything you want in a player: toughness, versatility, power, and intelligence. This guy can play all positions on the line, in the 3rd he’s a no brainer. Enter Barrett Jones.

 

4TH ROUND

With the 114th Pick in the 2013 NFL Draft The Dallas Cowboys Select Safety JJ Wilcox from Georgia Southern:

I had to follow Broaddus’ advice here and look at this kid’s tape. He kind of reminds you of Matt Johnson but with a little more rawness to him. What does he do? He makes tackles and is a fly around the ball. He has initial quickness and could really booster the position and secondary for this Tampa 2 Defense, because he is a Single High Safety, this team could use him well. Enter JJ Wilcox.

 

5TH ROUND

With the 151st Pick in the 2013 NFL Draft The Dallas Cowboys Select Defensive Tackle Bennie Logan from LSU:

All signs point to the Cowboys taking a liking to Logan; he fits this scheme ultimately well because he has a great motor and is exactly the type of guy Garrett looks for. This team is going to need Defensive Tackles and especially a 1-Tech now that Brent is facing possible jail-time. Finding a Defensive Tackle with size and potential like Logan in the 5th is as sweet as can be. Enter Bennie Logan

 

6TH ROUND

With the 185th Pick in the 2013 NFL Draft The Dallas Cowboys Select Defensive End David Bass from Missouri Western State:

Bass has the ability to be a solid player at the next level. His natural speed and arm-length can give fits to opposing offensive linemen. Coaches speak highly of his production and work ethic. He is a constantly motivated person and has a great motor. He could be on the Cowboys radar, because Monte Kiffin is trying to add some young disruptive players to this Defensive Front, especially with facing Quarterbacks like RGIII and Michael Vick twice each.

 

 

I realize that my last Mock is insane with trades and other things, but I used the Draft Value Chart when making these picks, and it makes you think. Besides, if this is how the Cowboys’ Draft turned out, I would feel pretty good about this year’s crop. I’ve been saying all along that this Draft is very important, it would be nice if the Cowboys could replicate the success of the 2005 Draft. Now, with that said The Dallas Cowboys maybe in the market for a Free Agent Tackle and my last article stated clear who has my vote. 5 days away people, get pumped full of optimism, drink it all in because OTA’s will soon begin and Football will be back!

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  • Dezatron88

    This would be a dream scenario but I expect the Vikings or 49ers to make the Call to Jerry for the 18th pick.

    • Michael Sisemore

      You may be on to something

  • Mike

    My Mock Draft 2.0:

    First Round (Tavon Austin – WR) @ 18… I originally was leaning towards Richardson or Cooper. I think Cooper will be gone by 18 now and why I still love Richardson, but I cant get past the speed and athleticism you get from Austin. This guy is a threat to take it to the house every time he touches the ball, he can single handedly take over a game, ask Oklahoma! In more of a zone blocking West Coast scheme that Calahan likes to run, those quick passes will help Romo and the mediocre at best O-Line hide some weaknesses and Austin has the agility and ability to turn a 5-10 yard pass into a 50 yard gain, not to mention his excellent return skills. He pops on tape!

    2nd Round Dream scenario (Kenny Warford – OG) @ 47… The guy is huge and nimble for his size. He addresses that glaring O-Line need and he isn’t far behind the top 2 prospects in Warmack and Cooper. This guy is nasty and can protect our 100 million dollar invest with the best of them. Love him in the 2nd, just worried he will not be there when we pick.

    3rd Round (David Quensberry – OT)… Free needs to be set “Free”, he cant seem to remember how to block, and he needs to “Free” his mind, because he makes way too many mental mistakes, pun intended, hence the most penalties in the NFL for an O-Lineman. David is a small school guy but he showed at the Senior game that he can play against top level competition! Saves spending on a free Agent and now the line is starting to take shape!

    Round 4 either (J.J. Wilcox – S) or (Jordan Hill – DT)… I have seen a little tape on Wilcox and his combine and he seems to be fluid in the hips and scouts are salivating at the mouth over him being a late round steal, this class is too deep with safeties to draft Vacarro at 18! Hill is either very good or silent on tape, he pops at times and you see a 2nd round talent or he is taking plays off and you see 5th round talent. If your coaching staff can get this kid to play hard every snap Hill is a Steal in this round!

    5th Round I see us going for either a blocking TE or a RB, I say Running Back because you can find a fairly good Blocking TE in the 6th and final pick. Round 5 I see either (Joseph Randle – RB) or (Zack Stacey – RB) possibly available there and both would give us some depth and we can groom them to take over should Murray continue to miss games, which is almost guaranteed if your taking his NFL career into account, which I am over course!

    Round 6 (Nick Kasa – TE)… We need a blocking TE badly, and in the 6th why not take a shot on this big kid from Colorado!

    There you have it, feel free to rip me apart for taking Austin or any of the other picks, I’m not a Scout but I can see talent just like others who take the time to watch the tape on these guys.

  • Mike

    My Mock Draft 2.0:

    First Round (Tavon Austin – WR) @ 18… I originally was leaning towards Richardson or Cooper. I think Cooper will be gone by 18 now and why I still love Richardson, I cant get past the speed and athleticism you get from Austin. This guy is a threat to take it to the house every time he touches the ball, he can single handedly take over a game, ask Oklahoma! In more of a zone blocking West Coast scheme that Calahan likes to run, those quick passes will help Romo and the mediocre at best O-Line hide some weaknesses and Austin has the agility and ability to turn a 5-10 yard pass into a 50 yard gain, not to mention his excellent return skills. He pops on tape!

    2nd Round Dream scenario (Kenny Warford – OG) @ 47… The guy is huge and nimble for his size. He addresses that glaring O-Line need and he isn’t far behind the top 2 prospects in Warmack and Cooper. This guy is nasty and can protect our 100 million dollar invest with the best of them. Love him in the 2nd, just worried he will not be there when we pick.

    3rd Round (David Quensberry – OT)… Free needs to be set “Free”, he cant seem to remember how to block, and he needs to “Free” his mind, because he makes way too many mental mistakes, pun intended, hence the most penalties in the NFL for an O-Lineman. David is a small school guy but he showed at the Senior game that he can play against top level competition! Saves spending on a free Agent and now the line is starting to take shape!

    Round 4 either (J.J. Wilcox – S) or (Jordan Hill – DT)… I have seen a little tape on Wilcox and his combine and he seems to be fluid in the hips and scouts are salivating at the mouth over him being a late round steal, this class is too deep with safeties to draft Vacarro at 18! Hill is either very good or silent on tape, he pops at times and you see a 2nd round talent or he is taking plays off and you see 5th round talent. If your coaching staff can get this kid to play hard every snap Hill is a Steal in this round!

    5th Round I see us going for either a blocking TE or a RB, I say Running Back because you can find a fairly good Blocking TE in the 6th and final pick. Round 5 I see either (Joseph Randle – RB) or (Zack Stacey – RB) possibly available there and both would give us some depth and we can groom them to take over should Murray continue to miss games, which is almost guaranteed if your taking his NFL career into account, which I am of course!

    Round 6 (Nick Kasa – TE)… We need a blocking TE badly, and in the 6th why not take a shot on this big kid from Colorado!

    There you have it, feel free to rip me apart for taking Austin or any of the other picks, I’m not a Scout but I can see talent just like others who take the time to watch the tape on these guys.

  • ctcowboy1968

    Dillusional. Richardson will b gone before 18. Warford will b gone before 35. Barrett will b gone around 50.

    • Michael Sisemore

      The beauty about the draft is that neither my article nor your comment is probably true

      • ctcowboy1968

        Well, we will find out this week. It would be FANTASTIC if your draft came true. That’s a lot of talent falling to the Boys. I have been waiting for the draft for a long time. Let’s cross our fingers that management doesn’t mess it up.

  • dee

    Great draft but in the fourth i would take an offensive tackle or wide receiver.

  • dee

    Spencer was never almost a bust. Solid player just not a star.

    • Michael Sisemore

      When u draft him 1st round he needs to be more than solid

  • Stilllaughing

    Smoking crack is very bad for your health. . . . . . .

    • Michael Sisemore

      But it feels so good

  • Ev

    I would love this draft i have been saying for years spencer is expendable and after last season he has decent value (2nd round pick maybe more). This draft would not only continue adding building blocks but would put us into the echelon of the 49ers. Getting 4 men for the trenches 2 safeties a rb (who i am very high on) the only thing i could see different is the selection of terrence williams or marquis goodwin instead of bass or logan

  • http://www.facebook.com/A1catraz Mark Maloney

    This is almost exactly how i am hoping this draft goes (unless Cooper somehow falls to 18). Nice article.

  • Tyler

    This is a great mock draft Michael. It is one of my favorite I’ve seen so far that I haven’t made myself. I would be estatic with this draft. I’m not huge on trading Spencer, but if we pull this draft I might live with it because we can sign a few FA too with the removed cap space. I want to do a quick mock with your scenario and let me know what you think.

    21. Tank Carradine DE FSU

    I see why you picked Sheldon Richardson, but I really think Carradine offers more upside. He could develop into a pass rushing animal to man the other DE spot opposite of Ware.

    43. Larry Warford OG Kentucky

    I love Warford, to me he is the clear cut number 3 OG in this draft. But I don’t think he will last to 47, and really, I don’t think he gets past 40 unless the Titans draft Warmack or Cooper in the first. But this is wishful thinking here.

    47. Kawaan Short DT Purdue

    Short is a very disruptive player. He is no Sheldon Richardson, but he offers upside. He would start as a rotational player, and if all goes according to plan, Marnelli will have him prepared to start when Hatcher and Ratliff depart since they’re getting up there in age.

    53. Sio Moore OLB UCONN

    Durant is just a stop gap to me. He’s a solid OLB in the NFL, but he’s nothing special. If we bring in Moore, that offers good depth and a potential starter by 2014. Moore fits the profile that Kiffin likes for him LBs, athletic and smart. If Moore develops like I think he will, we could have one of the best and youngers LB cores in the NFL. Moore to me is the number 2 4-3 LB behind Ogletree. I have him ahead of Teo, Brown, and Greene.

    73. Baccarri Rambo FS Gerogia

    This is where we start to defer. I love Reid, but I think we get better value out of Rambo. He has all the necessary skill sets to flourish in the single high safety that Kiffin will run. I don’t think Garrett will draft him because of his off the field issues, but he is the best suited safety to run single high in this draft IMO.

    80. Barrett Jones OG/OC Bama

    I almost slotted a RB here, but since I think both Bell and Franklin are gone before pick 80, and maybe even pick 73, I put Jones here. His value to a need position at pick 80 is just too much to pass up. We can find other solid RBs in the later rounds.

    114. Bennie Logan DT LSU

    I was tempted with a WR here, but I think it can wait. Logan continues our revamping of the line of scrimmage on the defensive side of the ball. Logan offers nice versatility with being able to play both the 1 and 3 tech. I don’t think he will last to us in the fifth like you mocked but I love his guy.

    151. Quanterus Smith DE Western Kentucky

    This is a little stretch hoping Quanterus Smith will last this long, but I’m hoping that him tearing an ACL and playing DII football will push him down the board. He is one of the best pure pass rushers in this draft and has immense upside. After dealing Spencer, drafting both Carradine and Smith helps us reload at the DE position.

    185. Spencer Ware RB LSU

    This guy reminds me of Marion Barber. He is that big bruiser back we need who can come in fresh and close out the fourth quarter. Not being able to close games has been a killer for us in the past few seasons. Revamping our o-line and getting a closer RB will helps us get back to closing games like we did in 2007 with Barber when we went 13-3. Ware runs a lot like Bell, but we get better value for him in the 6th that Bell in the 3rd.

    After the draft I would like us to target a couple UDFA.

    1. Another RB who is more suited to be a featured back if Murray goes down. Ware is a good back, but more of a closer. A guy like Mike James for Miami or Zac Stacy from Vanderbuilt are nice options.

    2. A blocking TE needs to be added. I like Justice Cunningham out of South Carolina. He’s an excellent blocker.

    3. IF we can find a solid WR that can play on the outside would be nice, but it’s a longshot. Also adding another CB for depth would help us a lot too, but I’m not sure we will find anyone.

    Also with the money we get from trading Spencer, we could target a few cheap FAs. Maybe a RB if we can’t find a UDFA, or maybe a depth WR or CB.