Cowboys Draft Day Dance Card, Mini-Big Board v1.0

Time To Move On From Romo?

The NFL Draft is right around the corner, and just like Prom Night, it is important to know who is on the dance card for the big night. We are talking about the NFL Draft as a whole, not any particular pick. It takes depth of talent for a team to get an invite to the big dance at the end of the season, and the mind can spin with so many choices available in every round. At the end of the day, a team is judged on the total amount of talent they could procure, not just their first pick. Draft day picks are not the only decisions of course. Do the Cowboys have enough selections? Does the talent align so they trade for more picks using Spencer or Romo as chips? So many choices, and they have to be the right ones!

A pick in any round is also judged by what talent is on the board in subsequent rounds. As an example, say you have a choice of solid talent at OL and Safety and you choose OL, then in the subsequent round there ends up being plenty of OL on the board, but no solid talent elsewhere, you probably made a bad decision in regards to total talent procurement. The Cowboys need more than one talented player, they need several. The more talent a team can get at the cheap rookie rates, the better they will be physically and fiscally. There can be a talent so good (a top 5 drop) that you make it with no regard for draft depth, but in general, you have to stay aware of what fish are still in the pond.

We have been producing many articles about the different talent that will be available. We have discussed research about offensive guards, centers and tackles.  We reviewed known information on defensive safeties, tackles and ends. There have been robust discussions about running backs, quarter backs and wide receivers, blended with pontifications about the availability of talent at ROLB. Here, we will try and create a compendium of all of the players discussed and the round they are rated for. We are listing players that “should” be available in the round versus every player known. Barring a trade up scenario (this is Jerry we are talking about), our board should be in the ball park. We will be re-ordering the board up until the last moment on draft day. Adding players we un-earth and removing ones that reveal themselves as not being RKOG. Starting with rounds 1-4, the Cowboys Nation Mini-Big Board begins now.

Cowboys Mini-Big Board 2013 v1.0

Cowboys Nation Mini-Big Board 2013 v1.0
Round 1
Round 2
Round 3
DE – B. Werner, Fla St
OG – C. Warmack, ‘Bama
DT – Sharrif Floyd, Fla
OT – Lane Johnson, OK
DL – Ezekiel Ansah, BYU
QB – Geno Smith, WVU
DL – Star Lotulelei, Utah
DL – S. Richardson, MO
OLB  – Jarvis Jones, GA
S – Kenny Vaccaro, TX
OG/C-  J. Cooper, UNC
DL – B. Mingo, LSU
OT – D.J. Fluker, ‘Bama
DL – D. Jones, UCLA
DL – D. Moore, A&M
S – J. Cyprien, Fla Int.
DT – S. Williams, UNC
QB – R. Nassib,Syracuse
DE – T. Carradine, Fla St
OT – T. Armstead, Ark
QB – Matt Barkley, USC
DT – Bennie Logan, LSU
S – Matt Elam, Fla
S – Eric Reid, LSU
DE – Margus Hunt, SMU
OT – Dallas Thomas, TN
OL – Oday Aboushi, Va
C – Barrett Jones, ‘Bama
OG – Larry Warford, KY
RB – C. Michael, A&M
DE – Montgomery, LSU
OL – J. Pugh, Syracuse
RB – Knile Davis, Ak
Round 4
Round 5
Round 6
CB – J. Poyer, Or State
OL – B. Winters, UNC
RB – A. Ellington, Cle
S – T.J. McDonald, USC
RB – M. Lattimore, SC
OL – J. Mills, La Tech
OL – Xavier Nixon, Fla
OL – Rick Wagner, Wi
CB – H. Badger, LSU
Coming Soon
Coming Soon

We did not include projected positions of non-interest at this point (WR in first round) nor every player in every round (most of the top 10 guys were not on mini-board as they “should” not fall). What about you Cowboys Nation? How do you view the order in every round? What players would you add in later iterations? What players would you move into different rounds? What does it show you in regards to position depth? As always, make your observations and comments below! We will review and make changes weekly.

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