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Aug 18, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr (39) is congratulated by safety Barry Church (42) after intercepting a pass in the second quarter against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

There are two basic philosophies that are discussed ad nauseam when it comes to the NFL Draft: Should your team draft for need or for best player available? And you can argue until you are blue in the face as to which strategy is more effective. But I have two different, more elaborate philosophies that I use when it comes to the draft. In the early rounds (rounds 1-3), I want my team to make a position of strength even stronger.

The Green Bay Packers are one of these teams that believe in the same philosophy. When they had an already spectacular receiving corps of Greg Jennings, Donald Driver, Jordy Nelson, James Jones and Jermichael Finley after winning the Super Bowl, they were not afraid to spend a premium pick on Randall Cobb. And that strategy has worked out well for them. The team had no real role for Cobb at the time, but he was a great college player that they knew would make their offense stronger. And he did.

He has now become one of, if not the best slot receiver in the NFL. This philosophy is the reason that I have been “banging the table” for offensive line early in the draft. The offensive line was the best it has been in some time, but I would like to make that position even stronger. Adding a Zack Martin (Notre Dame) in the first round or Morgan Moses (Virginia) in the second could help the team develop an elite offensive line.

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  • Old Frog

    I like both of these themes – continue to build the O line and take a long, hard look at Verrett.

  • Jack Farguson

    With a draft as deep as this years and the picks they have, hopefully we can get a lot done. I agree that we need to continue to pack the Oline, but it doesn’t have to be 1st round. Lets hope to get the best man available for the positions that we need however they fall.

  • bill

    Moses won’t make it out of the 30s although I would love to get him. wouldn’t be surprised if donald, barr, and ealy are gone when boys pick if they trade down and get him. Id rather him them martin but then they would def need to get someone like will sutton or trade up and get hagemen in the second

  • bill

    wow never thought of how they’ve covered small receivers but struggled against big ones. but why say they need height then say draft a 5 9 cb. thats not gonna help at all

  • disqus_kLJwdEdnOL

    Under Tom Landry the Cowboys usually drafted the best player available and it is hard to argue with 20 years of winning football.

  • Guy Smith

    If you want to really know the Problem with the Cowboy’s, its Jerreah Jones meddling in personnel affairs, when you movee up and spend a High first rounder on a cornerback (Claiborne) and use Millions of dollars to sign a free agent (Carr), and you Still are worried about the position, something is very wrong in Big “D”..

  • Alfredo Martinez

    Let me say you something… If you cant rush the passer Deon Sanders could be a BUST… YOU NEED DLINEMEN.. The game is all in the trinches… You need DEs and DTs can rush the passer…