Emergency Mock Draft

Flozell Adams and Ken Hamlin have been released. All of a sudden the Cowboys, who were entering the draft with no serious holes to fill, have two HUGE ones. None, arguably, more important than Left Tackle. The man that has our franchise Quarterback’s backside.

Do Jerry and company really believe Doug Free is ready NOW? Apparently they do because between the two starting positions released, there HAS to be at least one starter in waiting. Alan Ball, although filled in admirably last season for Ken Hamlin, is not the ball-hawking center fielder that Jerry covets.

This brings us to the newest mock draft I have assembled with these new twists in mind.

Earl Thomas (safety, Texas) falls to 19 where Atlanta is waiting to take a player like Pierre-Paul. Dallas jumps ahead of Houston and Cincinnati, giving the Falcons #27(1st), and #125(4th) and a 2011 3rd for #19. The Cowboys draft their ball hawking center fielder with solid depth behind him (Alan Ball, Mike Hamlin)

The biggest concern in the second round is drafting SOLID O-Tackle help should Free not work out or a starter goes down. The picks at 59 (2nd) and 90 (3rd) are enough ammo to move up to Denver’s spot at 45 and draft a tackle that dropped out of the first round such as Indiana’s Roger Saffold or Rutgers’ Anthony Davis.

With no picks left from the 3rd round until the 6th (3rd to Denver, 4th to Atlanta, 5th to Denver for Montrae Holland) the Cowboys kick back and chill. There is no sense in giving up any more future picks and realistically, at this point, we are done giving up players. (e.g.Bennett, Choice, Barber)

At the end of the 6th round the Cowboys are pleasantly surprised to see Fullback John Connor from Kentucky still on the board. Drafting a potential starter this year in the 6th round is the quiet victory of this entire off-season.

In the 7th, kicker Brett Swenson from Michigan State is selected to compete with David Buehler and Connor Hughes. This would be a very good situation for the Cowboys to be in concerning their kicker issues. New kicking consultant Chris Boniol should be able to coach up one of the three, shoring up our immediate place kicking need. We can debate who holds the advantage in a later post.

Comments
  1. Full Metal Black

    Earl Thomas dropping far enough is the question. Are the Cowboys really in the hunt for him? AS for Mr. Free, this is the reason we as fans don’t get paid. If we took a short poll I think many would say no. Its not that he’s ready, is he good enough to keep the side lock-down. That weak side rush is a B no matter what team your playing. Look at whats coming at him from the Eagles, Deadskins and Giants. I think Free has the goods but its gonna be some growing pains.

  2. nate

    We are also on the official Jared Gaither, Darren Sharper and O.J. Atogwe watch.

  3. Derek S.

    You know at first I was opposed to Taylor Mays but if he falls to us in the first I could see them taking him, although I like Earl Thomas alot more. Also like Anthony Davis and Jared Veldheer in the second round and I think we should stay away from Bruce Campbell at ALL COSTS! He’s a Tony Mandarich waiting to happen.