Options At Pick #16 For The Dallas Cowboys

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Nov 2, 2013; Pasadena, CA, USA; UCLA Bruins linebacker Anthony Barr (11) is called for a roughing the passer penalty after a hit on Colorado Buffaloes quarterback Sefo Liufau (13) at Rose Bowl. UCLA defeated Colorado 45-23. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL draft is now just one week away and still people can’t figure out what the Dallas Cowboys are going to do. Every so called analyst has the Boys picking a different player and it is kind of exhausting trying to figure out who they will pick. So instead of trying to guess, I decided to list the probable candidates that the team might draft and how they can fit in to the Cowboy’s plans.

Option #1: Anthony Barr, OLB

The best option for the Cowboys if he is at 16, Barr is one hell of a player. Just put on his tape and you can see why this player will be a stud in this league. He stands at 6’5, weighing 255lbs and has exceptional speed. His forty-time was at 4.66 and it shows when you watch his highlight tape. He has this insane ability to get to the quarterback and is a sack machine. You add him to defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli’s school of hard knocks, which could help establish a dominant defensive line. Imagine Barr with defensive ends Anthony Spencer, Tyrone Crawford and defensive tackle Henry Melton.  If he is there at 16 or there is a possible trade option to go up in the draft to get him, this is the player to go get. He has some negatives that he needs to work on, such as not being able to locate the ball quick enough and not being that effective against the run. Yet, with possibly playing behind Spencer and Crawford and with Marinelli coaching him, he could emerge as a great replacement to former Cowboy DeMarcus Ware.

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Tags: 2014 Anthony Barr Anthony Spencer Dallas Cowboys Draft Henry Melton NFL Draft

  • Old Frog

    And what about Zack Martin? Why doens’t he get any love?

    • PaulTX

      I would take Martin over Donald, just because I can’t rationalize using a 1st round pick to draft a guy that won’t be on the field every down. Very possible Martin or Lewan is there at 16.

      • David

        Awww Paul thats logic that you know I have and love as well..

        • PaulTX

          If they take Donald over Pryor, I’m going to come unglued. I watched his highlights again last night. He should be ranked much higher. Definitely better than Dix in coverage.

    • Chad

      Because it’s not a “sexy” pick.

  • jrcowboy49

    Barr is not a 4-3 DE and too small.

    • PaulTX

      Marinelli disagrees.

    • Chad

      I agree that he could stand to bulk up to play with his hand in the dirt all the time, but Barr should easily be able to hit 260 or above by the time september gets here. In a couple of years there’s no reason to think he couldn’t fill out to around 275 without losing that explosion.

    • David

      You realize Robert Quinn was 2nd in the league in sacks with 19 and he only weighs in at 264. Thats only 9 pounds heavier than Barr. And at 6-5 he has plenty of size on his frame to add 10 pounds and still keep his speed. But I am sure Marinelli dosent know what he is doing haha.

  • PaulTX

    I was watching Calvin Pryor’s highlights on youtube. That guy is insane.

  • 4Real

    Pryor will put some of these diva WR’s out the game(DJax,Cooper& Cruz)

  • David

    I think Barr and Pryor are the best options unless a very sweet deal to trade down came along. I just saw that the Niners want to trade up for Beckham badly. If the Cowboys got the better end of the fleecing this time that would be interesting.

  • David

    Oh and Barr ran a 4.45 at his pro day so that makes him even a better prospect.

  • David

    I also wrote this in another blog. Pryor or Dix would walk on and arguably be the best overall safety on the team.

  • ctcowboy1968

    It’s a passing league, but if Barr can’t hold the edge then teams will run right at him negating his speed. He doesn’t have power and can’t break the double team.

  • ctcowboy1968

    Go with a lineman at 16. DL or OL. But make it a lineman. Don’t trade up or reach. Trade back if Donald or Martin aren’t there.