Boys Nab Flozell’s Replacement in Round One of Mock 1.0

With round one of the 2010 mock draft a little more than two weeks away, I feel like it’s time to throw a mock draft out there along with Mel Kiper and Todd McShay. No worries though, unlike Kiper and McShay, my mock draft comes free of charge. Here is how I see it all panning out.

27. Anthony DavisOffensive Tackle, Rutgers

With the recent release of Flozell Adams, Dallas nabs Anthony Davis, the best true tackle in the draft behind Russell Okung and Trent Williams. In Davis, Dallas will add instant competition to the fast-dwindling depth along the offensive line. Unlike Bruce Campbell, who many mock drafts have Dallas taking at #27, Davis can contribute immediately if needed or sit for a year if Dallas goes the Doug Free route. Dallas could also be very tempted to take Earl Thomas or Taylor Mays if one of them was to drop into their laps.

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59. Nate Allen – Safety, South Florida

After missing out on the top three premier safeties in the draft, Dallas nabs one of the top second-tier safeties in Nate Allen. Like Davis, Allen will add immediate depth to a safety position that is now diminished with the release of Ken Hamlin. Allen will be able to step in and compete with Alan Ball, Pat Watkins, and Mike Hamlin for the starting job.

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90. Jordan Shipley – Wide Receiver, Texas

Instantly my favorite pick of the draft, Dallas takes a homegrown Texas prospect in Shipley. He will add another dimension to the offense in the slot, and give Dallas an effective return weapon on special teams. Jerry is well aware of the success that has taken place down in Austin, and cannot pass up a college star from the Lone Star State.

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125. John Jerry – Guard, Ole Miss

In another move to add depth and competition to the offensive line, Dallas grabs John Jerry with their 4th round pick. My fellow writer Nate also has Dallas drafting Jerry in the 3rd round, but I think he could still be on the board here. He has the huge earth-moving frame that the Cowboys like on their interior linemen, and can sit and learn for a year with Kyle Kosier entering the last year of his deal. He will also push Robert Brewster, who I am not completely sold on, for supremacy on the depth chart.

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196. Clifton Geathers – Defensive End, South Carolina

With question marks surrounding Marcus Spears’s future with the Cowboys, Dallas drafts some insurance in Clifton Geathers. At 6’7″, 299 pounds, Geathers has a freakishly enormous frame that reminds the Cowboys of Chris Canty. Could slide into the defensive line rotation immediately and fill a role similar to what Jason Hatcher and Stephen Bowen have. Geathers also comes from football bloodlines. His father and uncle played in the NFL as well as his brother, Robert, who plays for the Bengals.

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234. John Conner – Fullback, Kentucky

With tightly crossed fingers, Dallas lands the fullback they coveted in John Conner. The Cowboys have shown too much interest in Conner to not draft him with their last pick. Jerry Jones is tired of dealing with problem child players. With the selection of Conner, Deon Anderson can pack his bags.

Comments
  1. nate

    I like most all of your picks, although Davis, Allen and Jerry would be a stretch to get at the slots you took them i think. I could be wrong. We wont know until it actually happens, since none of us can see the actual draft boards, but according to most recent mocks, I would be very happy if we had this draft.

    • Derek

      You’re right Nate, after the big names go there’s no telling when the 2nd tier of talent will go. No telling how many more picks we could have on draft day either.

    • Derek

      Personally I think Anthony Davis is a steal at the bottom of the first round.

      • nate

        me too. davis was the o.t. ive wanted since the season ended, but seemed unrealistic until he started turning scouts off. hopefully he pissed enough of them off so he slides to us. lol matbe it was all part of his master plan to get drafted by the cowboys and he is really a genius that played a bunch of scouts! that would be awesome! lol

        • Derek Sanders

          No doubt, personally I’d be ecstatic if Earl Thomas fell to us but that is unrealistic now.

  2. Marc Mattox

    Cowboys will not take a OT in the 1st round. Here’s why; 1)Doug Free, but most importantly 2) Brewster, last years 3rd round OT pick, is back and we only hear great things about him.

    • Derek Sanders

      I haven’t heard much positive about Brewster and personally I dont know how good he will be coming back from the torn pec, but I hope you are right about both guys, I loved what I saw from Free, hopefully he can do it on a full time basis.

  3. nate

    Marc- We still don’t know if he’s a tackle or a guard. (Brewster)

  4. ayre

    A lil off topic, but not really, the Redskins want to talk to Flozell.

  5. D-Ware Fan

    Golden Tate WR from Notre Dame. This kid is good. NFL scouts are comparing him to Steve Smith(CAR)”The Steve Smith 3yrs ago” He can do it all catch, run routes, KR/PR and he ran a 4.36 40 at the combine. Another weapon for Romo.
    I know our Boys need to draft a O-line and D# backfield first but after if this kid is still available I say we get him.

  6. Full Metal Black

    What about Demaryius Thomas from GTech? Or will he go in the first?

  7. Amy

    A lil off topic, but not really, the Redskins want to talk to Flozell.

  8. John

    I’m not sold on Free at left tackle. Also Brewster is raw and though he has good feet probably will remain at guard.

    As for Davis , I saw him get pushed around quite a bit in the tape I saw of him. We just don’t know if he has talent and needs better coaching. This is where scouts earn their money. I don’t think they will start him if they did draft him.