Another crazy year of mock drafts has come to an end. If I’ve learned anything from previous years of mocking the Cowboys, it’s that you just can’t predict it. Jerry is a wheeler and dealer and no one is gonna change that. So I imagine, there will be other deals, some even involving current players, that will happen on draft day, that I simply won’t predict. The best I can do is predict a player’s worth and our want for that player at our specific picks. The following mock is my final prediction for the Cowboys in the 2009 draft.
51. Louis Delmas S Western Michigan
I finally have a favorite at safety and here he is. My prediction is that he is the starting strong safety before the end of the year.
69. Tyrone McKenzie OLB South Florida
The only other OLB in our range I like better is Clint Sintim and he’s gone in the second round. Tyrone will have a year to learn behind Ware, Spencer and Ellis.
101. Jason Phillips ILB TCU
For me, it’s a toss up between Jason Phillips and Scott McKillop, but word has it that Jerry is high on this Texas Christian prospect and would be a great fit playing inside linebacker in Wade’s 3-4.
117. Sammie Lee Hill DT Stillman
A massive run stuffing nose tackle. Exactly what we need to move forward in 2010.
156. Domonique Johnson CB Jackson State
Depth for a very young and thin cornerback group.
166. Deon Butler WR Penn State
A speedy receiver/returner who makes the roster returning punts.
172. Alex Boone OT Ohio State
Some character concerns drop Alex nearly out of the draft, but with some love, Alex is turned into a solid backup behind Flo and Colombo.
197. Dallas Reynolds C/OG/OT BYU
This is my sleeper pick and also our future starter at left guard. Anyone who’s been following my mocks this season know of my man-crush for Mr. Reynolds. He is our new utility o-lineman (Cory Procter) for the up-coming year.
208. Cullen Harper QB Clemson
I’m not positive this is the pick, but Cullen is my clear-cut favorite amongst the 2nd tier QB’s in this draft. He has all you would want in a young QB, ready to learn from two of the best, Romo and Kitna.
210. to Denver along with pick 227, Corey Procter and Doug Free for a 2010 4th round pick
227. to Denver