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  • Dallas Cowboys 7-round Mock Draft 4.0: Cowboys get playmaking safety in first round
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    The draft falls an interesting way but the Cowboys don’t blink.
    By Michael Sisemore@MrSisemore Feb 27, 2018, 10:00am CST
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    It’s another week and another mock draft for the Dallas Cowboys. This week’s mock though is slightly different the past three. Let’s make a mockery of this whole thing, shall we?

    As the Cowboys watch the draft unfold, they get a little nervous as there is a run on interior linemen both on offense and defense. However, that does push a few good talents their way. Unfortunately, the Chargers snag safety Derwin James two spots ahead of them. There is no scrambling as Dallas is able to find a proven playmaker:

    Pick 19: Cowboys select Ronnie Harrison, S, Alabama (Brugler: 27th, 2nd SS)

    Analysis: The Cowboys could use a safety with the instincts, athleticism, and ball skills that Harrison possesses. It would also be a nice gift for new secondary coach and passing game coordinator Kris Richard. The former “Legion of Boom” architect will liken Harrison’s enforcer abilities to Kam Chancellor. Harrison has very high football intelligence with comprehensive knowledge of route concepts and understanding of angles in passing lanes. He’s a reliable open-field tackler, can lay the wood but keeps control of his body and isn’t reckless.

    Pick 50: Cowboys select James Daniels, G/C, Iowa (Brugler: 51st, 2nd C)

    Analysis: His best position is projected to be center but he’s played well at guard and has the temperament for the position. He’s fairly athletic for his size with great agility and balanced strength in his limbs. He can anchor down for the pass but is very solid at making blocks at the second-level in the running game. Daniels is a very dependable player and could step right in at left guard for the Cowboys as they really need to shore up that position.

    Pick 81: Cowboys select Deadrin Senat, DT, UCF (Brugler: 90th, 10th DT)

    Analysis: This is a pretty deep class at defensive tackle and the Cowboys really need to find a guy to play nose for them. Senat is a thickly-built guy with impressive power and athleticism for 322 pounds. He’s as strong as an ox but he’s also got some juice to chase down ball carriers and make tackles in areas of the field he had no business being in. Senat is a well-rounded athlete that is mild mannered off the field but a run stuffing monster when it’s time to play football. Senat fits the profile of player that the Cowboys need to add some power to their defense.

    Pick 116: Cowboys select JMon Moore, WR, Missouri (Brugler: 126th, 15th WR)

    Analysis: For a guy that’s 6’3 and built like a big bodied NFL receiver, Moore can really scoot. He’s got explosive speed both straight line and when he makes his cuts. Moore is a very coordinated route runner that can create his own separation with ease. The Cowboys are looking to upgrade their receiver corps and what they need more than ever is someone who can make plays after the catch. Moore really improved in 2017 on his focus after he struggled early on with drops. Moore is a quality deep threat but also has the skill set to dominate in YAC. Dallas needs to find a playmaker to pair with Dez Bryant and Moore’s got a shot.

    Pick 137: Cowboys select Fred Warner, LB, BYU (Brugler: 139th, 12th LB)

    Analysis: The Cowboys desperately need some depth at linebacker and though Warner isn’t one of the top names, he is one of the more underrated linebackers in this class. Warner was super productive, leading his team with 87 tackles, nine tackles for loss, an interception, and sack in 2017. Warner was on the watchlist for both the Bednarik and Butkus Awards. He’s a high motor guy with great instincts that is only scratching the surface of his potential. Warner is a day-one contributor as a backup who plays special teams.

    Pick 171: Cowboys select Zachary Crabtree, OT, Oklahoma State (Brugler: 182nd, 15th OT)

    Analysis: Crabtree is the perfect candidate to compete for a swing tackle position and eventually move his way up to a starter if needed. He’s a better pass blocker than run blocker at this point, seeing as he did most of his work out of the shotgun for the Cowboys. He’s got the size, strength, athleticism, and durability to make it in the NFL, he just needs some fine tuning.

    Pick 173: Cowboys select Holton Hill, CB, Texas (Brugler: 207th, 26th CB)

    Analysis: The fifth round is a spot to start taking chances because Holton Hill is far more talented than his rankings indicate. The problem? You simply can’t trust him to stay out of trouble. Hill has the physical make up of an elite shutdown cornerback. He’s physical and his mean-streak is a good thing. He’s a very intelligent player but his maturity off the field will determine the type of career he has. His talent is undeniable and if not for the immaturity, Hill would be one of the top cornerbacks in this class.

    Pick 193: Cowboys select Kylie Fitts, DE, Utah (Brugler: 204th, 17th DE)

    Analysis: Fitts showed enough burst and speed off the edge in his short time on the field to receive a Senior Bowl invite and he didn’t disappoint. He’s built really well with strength throughout his body but has struggled to stay out of the trainer’s room the past two seasons. He’s a very passionate player looking for a clean bill of health. He takes his job seriously as a pass rusher but is reliable as ever in run defense too. The Cowboys are just looking for a guy who can fill a role in the rotation.

    Pick 208: Cowboys select Ito Smith, RB, Southern Miss (Brugler: 226th, 20th RB)

    Analysis: He’s an undersized back that has no durability issues and was a reliable playmaker for his program. He was the lead dog at Southern Miss and has a very transferable skill set in the NFL as a change of pace back that can do a little bit of everything. He’s got smooth hands and great vision which allow him to make plays in space.

    Pick 236: Cowboys select Jack Cichy, LB, Wisconsin (Brugler: 232nd, 9th ILB)

    Analysis: He’s a guy that deserves to be drafted high because his instincts and physical skill set are all NFL starter caliber but he’s got to stay healthy. Cichy walked on as a freshman, saw one game of action but didn’t play in 2014. Over his time at Wisconsin, he’s missed a total of 24 games tearing his pectoral in 2016 after seven, then an unfortunate ACL tear that kept him off the field this past season. He is the alpha dog leader when he’s in the game. In 2015, he played 12 games, had 60 tackles, eight for loss, five sacks, and four PBUs. If he can put his injuries of the last few seasons behind him, he could reach his potential at the pro level but he’s a major question mark.
    I was on the draft LVE train. I was for trading for Amari before it happened.
    'nuff said

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    • 19 is a little high for Ronnie Harrison, isn't it? Besides that, I would be happy with that draft.
      2016 DCC LOTY Fantasy Football Champion

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      • Looks good to me.
        But I'm convinced that guys like me who want Hernandez are gonna be disappointed if we don't take him in the first. He ain't a' making it out of the first few picks in the second.

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        • Originally posted by Couchcoach View Post
          Looks good to me.
          But I'm convinced that guys like me who want Hernandez are gonna be disappointed if we don't take him in the first. He ain't a' making it out of the first few picks in the second.
          I wouldn't be disappointed if we don't take him but he has sold me with being ok taking a first round Olineman.

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          • Miller's latest:

            19: OG Isaiah Wynn, Georgia
            50. Dallas Cowboys—Derrick Nnadi DL FSU
            81. Dallas Cowboys—Simmie Cobbs WR Indiana
            Dallas Cowboys—Shaun Dion Hamilton LB Alabama
            137. Dallas Cowboys—Godwin Igwebuike S Northwestern
            171. Dallas Cowboys—Cedrick Wilson WR Boise State
            173. Dallas Cowboys—Siran Neal S Jacksonville St
            193. Dallas Cowboys—Peter Kalambayi EDGE Stanford
            208. Dallas Cowboys—Durham Smythe TE Notre Dame
            236. Dallas Cowboys—Michael Joseph CB Dubuque

            Full mock at http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2...?share=twitter.
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            • Originally posted by Iamtdg View Post
              Miller's latest:

              19: OG Isaiah Wynn, Georgia
              50. Dallas Cowboys—Derrick Nnadi DL FSU
              81. Dallas Cowboys—Simmie Cobbs WR Indiana
              Dallas Cowboys—Shaun Dion Hamilton LB Alabama
              137. Dallas Cowboys—Godwin Igwebuike S Northwestern
              171. Dallas Cowboys—Cedrick Wilson WR Boise State
              173. Dallas Cowboys—Siran Neal S Jacksonville St
              193. Dallas Cowboys—Peter Kalambayi EDGE Stanford
              208. Dallas Cowboys—Durham Smythe TE Notre Dame
              236. Dallas Cowboys—Michael Joseph CB Dubuque

              Full mock at http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2...?share=twitter.
              No wikey after the 1st round.

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              • Originally posted by boozeman View Post
                No wikey after the 1st round.
                That safety from Northwestern intrigues me a bit, but the rest of the mock is meh.
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                • Michael Joseph from Dubuque is legit, Smythe would be fine late too.

                  Nnadi would be ok in the 2nd but there are alot of legit guys we're passing up there for him.

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                  • From one of the draftniks on Twitter, Marcus Mosher:

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                    • FWST

                      Here are the names NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will be announcing in Arlington:

                      1. Cleveland Browns. Sam Darnold, QB, USC. General manager John Dorsey uses the top overall pick for a franchise quarterback candidate. They just hope he doesn’t end up like … well, Tim Couch, Brady Quinn, Brandon Weeden or Johnny Manziel, their other first-round QBs in the last 20 years.

                      2. New York Giants. Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State. The Giants need a quarterback of the future, but Barkley is simply too intriguing to pass up.

                      3. Indianapolis Colts. Bradley Chubb, DE, NC State. The Colts had one of the worst pass rushes in the league last season. Chubb helps fix that.

                      4. Cleveland Browns. Minkah Fitzpatrick, DB, Alabama. The Browns landed a cornerstone player on offense with Darnold. Now they add a cornerstone piece on defense.

                      5. Denver Broncos. Quenton Nelson, G, Notre Dame. The thought for now is that the Broncos win the Kirk Cousins sweepstakes. He’ll love having arguably the best player in the draft blocking for him.

                      6. New York Jets. Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA. The Jets roll the dice on the talented, but polarizing, young passer.

                      7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Marcus Davenport, DE, UT-San Antonio. The Bucs had the fewest sacks of any team in the league. This addresses a glaring need.

                      8. Chicago Bears. Tremaine Edmunds, LB, Virginia Tech. Matt Nagy is an offensive-minded coach, but addresses his defense with the versatile Edmunds.

                      9. San Francisco 49ers. Denzel Ward, CB, Ohio State. Shutdown corners don’t grow on trees and Ward has the makings of being a star at the next level.

                      10. Oakland Raiders. Vita Vea, DT, Washington. Vea is a run-stuffing DT who should make it easier for Khalil Mack and Bruce Irvin to get to the QB.

                      11. Miami Dolphins. Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming. There isn’t a better arm in the draft and it’ll be up to Adam Gase to ensure Allen’s accuracy develops in the pros.

                      12. Dallas Cowboys (from Cincinnati). Roquan Smith, LB, Georgia. With Anthony Hitchens likely bolting in free agency, the Cowboys make a bold move up the board to get one of the top defensive players in the draft.

                      13. Washington Redskins. Derwin James, SS, Florida State. He’s drawn comparisons to Sean Taylor and Ed Reed. The Redskins will be pleased if he’s available here.

                      14. Green Bay Packers. Mike Hughes, CB, Central Florida. The Packers need cornerback help, and Hughes has upside. He had four interceptions and 11 passes defended last season for the undefeated Golden Knights.

                      15. Arizona Cardinals. Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma. The Heisman Trophy winner could be long gone by now, but not in our mock and he is the Cardinals’ choice.

                      16. Baltimore Ravens. Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama. Ridley is the best receiver in this class and the Ravens need to upgrade their receiving corps and give Joe Flacco more weapons.

                      17. Los Angeles Chargers. Mason Rudolph, QB, Oklahoma State. Rudolph has worked out with Philip Rivers this off-season and would love to study under him. Why not make it happen with Rivers turning 37 this season?

                      18. Seattle Seahawks. Josh Jackson, CB, Iowa. With the possible departures of safety Earl Thomas and corner Richard Sherman, why not add another long-term piece to the “Legion of Boom?” Jackson had 27 passes defended and eight interceptions for the Hawkeyes last season.

                      19. Cincinnati Bengals (from Dallas). Mike McGlinchey, OT, Notre Dame. The Bengals bolster their O-line with a player, McGlinchey, who can start at right or left tackle. New line coach Frank Pollack gets a talented player to work with from the start.

                      20. Detroit Lions. Da’Ron Payne, DT, Alabama. Payne is the best player on the board at this point and is a talent in the trenches that will help every level of the defense. He also has flexibility whether new coach Matt Patricia is running a 3-4 or 4-3.

                      21. Buffalo Bills. Billy Price, OG/C, Ohio State. Eric Wood retired, leaving an opening at center in Buffalo. Why not take the best one in the draft? Price sustained a torn pec during the Combine, but expects to be ready by training camp.

                      22. Buffalo Bills. Maurice Hurst, DT, Michigan. There is concern about a heart condition that forced him to leave the Combine, but Hurst is a promising three-technique lineman.

                      23. Los Angeles Rams. Sam Hubbard, DE, Ohio State. The Rams addressed the secondary by trading for Marcus Peters. Now they can target a pass rusher who had 17 sacks in three seasons at Ohio State.

                      24. Charlotte Panthers. Connor Williams, OT, Texas. The Panthers need to bolster their offensive line and Williams gives them a prospect who could be used at guard or tackle for a long time in the league.

                      25. Tennessee Titans. Isaiah Wynn, OG, Georgia. The Titans add another piece to their formidable offensive line with Wynn joining the likes of Taylor Lewan and Jack Conklin.

                      26. Atlanta Falcons. Taven Bryan, DT, Florida. Bryan is a raw prospect, but has the physical tools that project well to him becoming an elite three-technique tackle.

                      27. New Orleans Saints. Dallas Goedert, TE, South Dakota State. Drew Brees gets another weapon in hopes of making another push for a championship.

                      28. Pittsburgh Steelers. Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville. The Steelers begin thinking long-term and of life without Ben Roethlisberger with the talented Jackson sitting here.

                      29. Jacksonville Jaguars. Christian Kirk, WR, Texas A&M. The Jaguars didn’t have a 1,000-yard receiver and the leader in TD receptions was veteran tight end Marcedes Lewis with five. They need more playmakers for QB Blake Bortles.

                      30. Minnesota Vikings. Arden Key, DE, LSU. The Vikings had the top overall defense last season, but were a middle-of-the-road unit in getting to the quarterback. Key helps in that department as one of the better pass rushers in this draft.

                      31. New England Patriots. Orlando Brown, OT, Oklahoma. Brown’s stock took a hit with a poor showing at the Combine, but his game film doesn’t lie. If Nate Solder bolts in free agency, the Patriots would love to see Brown nosedive to them.

                      32. Philadelphia Eagles. Rashaan Evans, LB, Alabama. A physical linebacker with power and speed? Sounds like the Eagles’ kind of player.

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                      • I am not in favor of moving that far up. This draft has way too much middle round talent to be giving up crazy picks. Not even for Roquan Smith.
                        2016 DCC LOTY Fantasy Football Champion

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                        • agreed. we're not one LB away from glory. no Hernandez on that list. hmmm.

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                          • They have us taking DJ Moore at 19.
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                            • Originally posted by Iamtdg View Post
                              I am not in favor of moving that far up. This draft has way too much middle round talent to be giving up crazy picks. Not even for Roquan Smith.
                              Yeah I like Smith a lot but he'd have to be the type of guy that can totally transform our defense on his own to justify the picks lost in that move up. And I don't see him as that type of player.

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                              • meh, I just don't see it

                                https://fansided.com/2018/03/07/2018...cos-rumors/19/

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