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Top 75 NFL Draft Prospects

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Although we are die-hard Cowboys fans, we are also fans of the NFL in general. As such, we love the Draft and form an annual “Big Board.” Below is a list of our top 75 NFL prospects, with potential Cowboys’ draft selections in bold.

1 Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska

Ndamukong Suh's athleticism and intelligence make him a seemingly can't-miss prospect.

2 Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma

3 Russell Okung, OT, Oklahoma State

4 Dez Bryant, WR, Oklahoma State

5 C.J. Spiller, RB, Clemson

6 Joe Haden, CB, Florida

7 Eric Berry, S, Tennessee

8 Sergio Kindle, LB, Texas

9 Earl Thomas, S, Texas

10 Mike Iupati, G, Idaho

11 Kyle Wilson, CB, Boise State

12 Brandon Graham, DE/OLB, Michigan

13 Bryan Bulaga, OT, Iowa

14 Jason Pierre-Paul, DE, USF

15 Derrick Morgan, DE, Georgia Tech

16 Rolando McClain, LB, Alabama

17 Jared Odrick, DT/DE, Penn State

We think many are underestimating the potential of Kansas WR Dezmon Briscoe.

18 Anthony Davis, OT, Rutgers

19 Maurkice Pouncey, C/G, Florida

20 Trent Williams, OT, Oklahoma

21 Dezmon Briscoe, WR, Kansas

22 Bruce Campbell, OT, Maryland

23 Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma

24 Brandon Spikes, LB, Florida

25 Jahvid Best, RB, California

26 Donovan Warren, CB, Michigan

27 Charles Brown, OT, USC

28 Brian Price, DT, UCLA

29 Jerry Hughes, DE, TCU

30 Carlos Dunlap, DE, Florida

Few even know the name 'Jason Worilds,' but we have him as a near-first round prospect.

31 Dan Williams, DT, Tennessee

32 Sean Weatherspoon, LB, Missouri

33 Morgan Burnett, S, Georgia Tech

34 Dexter McCluster, RB/WR, Ole Miss

35 Taylor Mays, S, USC

36 Arrelious Benn, WR, Illinois

37 Jimmy Clausen, QB, Notre Dame

38 Mardy Gilyard, WR, Cincinnati

39 Devin McCourty, CB, Rutgers

40 Jason Worilds, DE, Virginia Tech

41 Brandon LaFell, WR, LSU

42 Jon Asamoah, G, Illinois

43 Nate Allen, S, USF

44 Everson Griffen, DE, USC

45 DeMaryius Thomas, WR, Georgia Tech

Is there a possibility Jerry Jones takes a chance on the Golden Child?

46 Tim Tebow, QB, Florida

47 Golden Tate, WR, Notre Dame

48 Alex Carrington, DE, Arkansas State

49 Brandon Ghee, CB, Wake Forest

50 Terrence Cody, DT, Alabama

51 Patrick Robinson, CB, Florida State

52 Chad Jones, S, LSU

53 Jordan Shipley, WR, Texas

54 Perrish Cox, CB, Oklahoma State

55 Damian Williams, WR, USC

56 Myron Rolle, S, Florida State

57 Mike Johnson, G, Alabama

58 Aaron Hernandez, TE, Florida

59 Corey Wootton, DE, Northwestern

60 Reshad Jones, S, Georgia

61 Daryl Washington, LB, TCU

62 Jermaine Gresham, TE, Oklahoma

The Cowboys might deem LT Ciron Black a worthy selection in the middle rounds if they do not address the position earlier.

63 Eric Norwood, LB, South Carolina

64 D’Anthony Smith, DT, Louisiana Tech

65 Greg Hardy, DE, Ole Miss

66 Vladimir Ducasse, G/T, UMass

67 Clifton Geathers, DE, South Carolina

68 Jason Fox, OT, Miami

69 Javier Arenas, CB, Alabama

70 Micah Johnson, LB, Kentucky

71 Ciron Black, OT, LSU

72 Joe McKnight, RB, USC

73 Trevard Lindley, CB, Kentucky

74 Navarro Bowman, LB, Penn State

75 Mike Neal, DT/DE, Purdue


Notes

  • Some players not in bold would be good fits in Dallas, but we don’t see the team being in position to select them.
  • We are very high on Sergio Kindle, Kyle Wilson, Brandon Graham, Dezmon Briscoe, Jahvid Best, Dexter McCluster, Mardy Gilyard, Jordan Shipley, Alex Carrington, D’Anthony Smith, Jason Worilds, and Micah Johnson.
  • We are very low on Sam Bradford, Jimmy Clausen, Taylor Mays, Terrence Cody, and Jermaine Gresham.

Feel free to comment on which players you think we may be over or underestimating.

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10 Responses to Top 75 NFL Draft Prospects

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  2. john coleman says:

    I agree for the most part. The QBs will be the wild card. Teams like St. Louis and Washington could go for a QB. But I look for them to draft otherwise. Also, everybody has DTs 1 and 2. But don’t these teams need LTs? IMO the top 15 or so could be completely crazy. You guys are right on the QBs I think. They are a little lackluster I think. Bradford is easily the best of the bunch to me. I see Clausen as a bust. BTW why is Dan Williams not on your radar? Isn’t he more of a NT? I see us being thin at NT. DE we are OK. Also, Shipleys 40 at the combine drops him a little on my list. I don’t know if he can get away from NFL CBs. Even nickel guys.

  3. jongb35 says:

    Yeah, we are down on basically all of the QBs. One guy we like who isn’t on this list is Jarrett Brown from WVU.

    Dan Williams definitely would fit in the Cowboys system, but we just don’t see them taking a NT in the first round. Although they definitely need a better backup, his upside would be limited with Ratliff getting nearly all of the snaps. With Williams a surefire 1st rounder, we just don’t see him being a legit option even though he’s a good fit.

    We did this list before the Combine, so some guys will definitely rise/drop. We don’t put too much stock in the times, but Shipley’s definitely is a red flag. We thought he would be a mid-4.4 guy.

    Nice comments.

  4. john coleman says:

    I think Brown has the best arm of all of the guys I’ve seen throw. Thats including the top two. I see what your saying with Williams, we need a backup. I just hope that everybody doesn’t pass on the QBs. If the QBs go top 15 that should allow a few good OL to fall to us. Corey Peters looks pretty agile to me. He seems to be a good prospect. What about LB prospect Moats? I’d like to see him on the inside. Looks like the Singltary type of build.

  5. jongb35 says:

    Yeah, Bradford and Clausen should definitely go top 15. This draft appears to be set up pretty well for the Cowboys according to their particular needs. I sure hope a top-tier tackle drops to 27 (assuming they don’t move up, which I still see as a big possibility).

  6. Omar says:

    Just discovered the site, my typical opinion of football analysts is that they’re by and large bad at their jobs. There’s a few that I like, but most that I see are the TFAG types. However, I like this site. I think you’re too low on Bradford, right on Taylor Mays, and probably too hard on Clausen.

    Like the stuff though.

  7. jongb35 says:

    Hey Omar
    Thanks for the feedback. We are definitely very low on the QB’s this year, so we will see how that plays out. If you get a chance, check out our film study section. I think you’ll like a lot of the unique analysis we do in those articles.

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