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.