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Introducing “Scouting the Draft” Series at New York Times

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Jonathan Bales

Each year, I analyze 50+ prospects in fairly great detail in my “Potential Draft Picks” series.  In 2012, I will be taking my analysis to the New York Times’ football blog “The Fifth Down.”  The scouting reports there will not be Cowboys-specific, but I will supplement each post with extra information here.

The first post is up today, and it is on Penn State DT/DE Devon Still.  Click here to check it out.

Devon Still: A Good Fit in Dallas?

Prior to scouting Still, I didn’t know too much about him.  Actually, had you told me the Cowboys would select him in the first round, I would have thought it would be a reach.  Not anymore.  Although he needs to become more consistent, I think Still plays like a top 5 pick at times.  I have already completed a scouting report for LSU defensive tackle Michael Brockers (which will be posted tomorrow), and I will tell you right now I much prefer Still.

Still would be an amazing fit as a five-technique end in Dallas.  At this point, he and Stanford guard David DeCosta are perhaps my two favorite prospects.

Again, head on over to the Times to check out my analysis of Devon Still, and feel free to leave comments either here or there.

Dallas Cowboys Potential 2012 Draft Picks

Courtney Upshaw, DE/OLB, Alabama

David DeCastro, G, Stanford

Melvin Ingram, DE/OLB, South Carolina

Quinton Coples, DE, UNC

Janoris Jenkins, CB, Florida/North Alabama

Mark Barron, SS, Alabama

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4 Responses to Introducing “Scouting the Draft” Series at New York Times

  1. Tyrone Jenkins says:


    Congrats on the NYT (I’m assuming this is a new assignment for you – if not, I’ll be quiet now)…

    And, good anaylsis. Wouldn’t it be great if he fell to like 8th and the Boys were able to trade up?

  2. Thanks Tyrone. Yes, this is the first post for “Scouting the Draft” at NYT.

  3. john coleman says:

    At 14th he would’nt be bad, but I would like to see more consistent pressure. Also, I think DE’s who have passrush ability can be had much later. Guys like Taylor Thompson, Matt Conrath, and Derek Wolfe. All have 3-4 DE size, not the 6-4 265 tweeners. As far as NTs go they need to be hogs. A minimum of 320. How about a late rd guy like Akiem HIcks 6-5 325.

    I’ll look forward to more installments in the series. As of this very moment I would have to say De Castro or maybe Kirkpatrick. DeCastro is the only player in our range who is almost a sure thing.

    BTW, I’m not for trading up in almost any scenario. Trading down would be excellent.

  4. JC – I will be posting daily for this series, so I should have plenty of reports up by draft day. DeCastro is the #1 choice for me at this point, followed by (believe it or not) Still. Lot of analysis to do, of course.

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