In the 4th round I am going to stick with my Defensive overhaul and select Jeremiah Attaochu, Outside Linebacker from Georgia Tech. It seems likely to me that Ernie Sims won’t be back and that Justin Durant might not be either. Kyle Wilber showed some promise and we definitely need a bounce back year from Bruce Carter who disappointed a lot of Cowboys fans in 2013. I still see a great player within him, but he needs to step up over his production last year, no doubt. Devonte Holloman also showed some promise. I draft this kid and let those 4 guys fight for the OLB spots. May the best players win. He provides us good depth and his athleticism and leadership is a plus. Attaochu has a mean streak and I think we need some of that on this team.
In the 5th round I select a guy who has skills but disappointed his team enough to bench him for the Rose Bowl. Max Bullough, Inside Linebacker from Michigan State comes in to give us a true alternative if Sean Lee gets injured again. Bullough is a fiery leader of a tenacious Defense. He was named Captain twice in his college career, something Jason Garrett looks at closely. It is not known what he was suspended for, but what we do know is he can play and he does very hard on almost every play. Can be a spark on Special Teams as well.
The Compensatory pick in the 6th round will be De’Athony Thomas, Running Back from Oregon. Don’t argue with me over his slotting. I am merely using CBS’ list. I have a fascination with the RBs form the two major Oregon schools. In the recent past I have wanted the Cowboys to select Steven Jackson, LaGarrette Blount, LaMichael james, Jacquizz Rodgers, and Kenjon Barner. In each case those RBs went elsewhere. I continue my fascination with their talents and select this explosive package of dynamite. I use him with Dwayne Harris in the return games and on third downs, because when he has the ball in his hands, he is hard to catch and then hard to stop. If Murray were to go down I have a more faith in him to be the feature back than I do Phillip Tanner, Lance Dunbar, or Joseph Randle.
With the Bears pick in the 7th round I’m going to take Cody Hoffman, Wide Receiver from Brigham Young University. I believe Miles Austin has played his last down in Dallas. hate it because I like Miles, but this is a business and his cap hit is simply too high when compared to his production. Terrance Williams earned a starting gig next year and I think Cole Beasley and Dwayne Harris more than stepped up and can be promoted so to speak. But I still would want to fill that hole in this Draft and this is a kid who just gets open and catches the ball. Once he has it in his hands he has a good knack for tacking on yardage. He’s not a burner. He’s not a threat to start, but he is the kind of WR who can turn into a safety valve for a Quarterback because he just plays smart.