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Sunday, April 27, 2008

Cowboys Draft Picks

1 22nd overall -- Felix Jones RB ARKANSAS
From Cleveland

Jerry Jones may not have gotten Darren McFadden, but he did get an Arkansas running back. Felix Jones is not a power back who is going to consistently push the pile in short-yardage situations, and the fact that he shared carries with McFadden in college and lacks elite size raise concerns about his ability to carry a heavy workload. However, he is a big play waiting to happen; he's quick around the corner, shifty enough to make the first defender miss and turns on the jets in the open field.

1 25th overall -- Mike Jenkins CB SOUTH FLORIDA
From Seattle

Jenkins doesn't have a great deal of upper-body strength and struggles to reroute receivers at the line of scrimmage. You'd also like to see him capitalize on more opportunities to make big plays. That said, he has the potential to develop excellent man-to-man cover skills because he opens his hips well and is a quick, fast athlete. There's also a lot to like about his versatility; he can line up at safety and can make an impact as a kick returner.

2 - 61 overall

Martellus Bennett TE TEXAS A&M
Bennett isn't an elite run-blocker and doesnt have great top-end speed. However, he's a great value. Watching him on film and knowing that he played college basketball for two seasons, it's hard not to compare him to San Diego tight end Antonio Gates. Much like Gates, Bennett knows how to use his size to box defenders out and he can make tough catches in traffic. Taking the comparison even further, Bennett is versatile enough to flex out wide as Gates does in the Chargers' offense.
Complete analysis

4 - 122nd overall

Tashard Choice RB GEORGIA TECH
From Cleveland
Choice doesn't have breakaway speed and will put the ball on the ground, but he reads his blocks well and is a north-south runner who falls forward. He is the second running back the Cowboys have drafted and will provide depth. Also, there may be concern about getting Marion Barber signed long term.

5 143rd overall -- Orlando Scandrick CB BOISE STATE
From Chicago through Buffalo and Jacksonville

Scandrick probably would've been better off returning for his senior year so he could work on his footwork and add some weight to his frame. On the other hand, he's fast enough to run with receivers downfield and opens his hips quickly. He also has shown a knack for blocking kicks and can make an impact in the return game.

6 167 overall Erik Walden DE MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE
From Miami

Walden excels at getting to the quarterback and has experience lining up at linebacker and end. This is the second pick in a row in which we feel Dallas has reached; Walden isn't big enough to hold his ground at defensive end position and his speed will make it difficult for him to be effective in coverage as a 3-4 outside linebacker.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Ron Washington on the ropes and Cowboys Draft

Adam Morris over at Lone Star Ball is reporting on the possible imminent departure of Ron Washington as Manger of the Rangers

"Evan Grant says the triumvirate of Tom Hicks, Nolan Ryan, and Jon Daniels are meeting for lunch around now. He says Ryan and Daniels are supposed to meet with Ron Washington, as well, but doesn't know if it was before this meeting or after."

I personally think Jon Daniels needs to do something and this might be the best option.

Cowboys have 3 picks in the top 61 of tomorrow's draft and should probably go after WR, DE/DT, and Running Back. But we'll see. It should be interesting....