TOP RANDOM DRAFT PROSPECTS: Dallas Cowboys 2013 NFL Draft ranking worksheet

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The 2013 NFL draft is foremost on the mind of savvy Dallas Cowboy fans. In anticipation, here is part of a five-part series to keep you abreast of the top NFL draft prospects and help you evaluate how the Dallas Cowboys did. As of this date, Dallas will pick at #18, 47, 80, 111, 144 and 175.

These ranking worksheets should be helpful as we anticipate (and critique) each pick during the April 25, 26, and 27th extravaganza. Going into the Dallas Cowboys 2013-2014 season, look for the team to address priority needs on the offensive line, defensive line, and safety positions. Looking further, consider picks at tight end (due to Phillips departure), backup running back depth, and other roster role players. Finally, never discount the possibility of a top ranked player falling into the Cowboys lap at a position they (or we) haven’t targeted as a ‘need’.

These lists (and entire five-part series) is comprehensive, so click on ‘Continue reading’ to see the entire post.

TOP RANKED TIGHT END PROSPECTS

As a regular reader on The Boys Are Back blog, you already know that backup tight end John Phillips left for San Diego on March 12th. The Cowboys have future hall-of-famer Jason Witten and James Hanna as the leading backup. Also, Andre Smith and Colin Cochart were around last season. Jason Garrett loves developing a blocking and receiving tight end in his system, so don’t be surprised if they select one in the later rounds.

 

PLAYER

POS

HT

WT

COLLEGE

GRADE

 

Eifert, Tyler

TE

 

6’6″

251

 

Notre Dame

83.3

 

Ertz, Zach

TE

6’5″

249

Stanford

82.2

 

Reed, Jordan

TE

6’2″

236

Florida

80.5

 

Kelce, Travis

TE

6’5″

255

Cincinnati

80.0

 

Escobar, Gavin

TE

6’6″

254

San Diego St.

79.0

 

McDonald, Vance

TE

6’4″

267

Rice

76.0

 

Lutzenkirchen, Philip

TE

6’3″

258

Auburn

72.1

 

Williams, Michael

TE

5’11”

203

Alabama

68.9

 

Sims, Dion

TE

6’5″

262

Michigan St.

67.0

 

Toilolo, Levine

TE

6’8″

260

Stanford

66.0

 

Cotton, Ben

TE

6’6″

255

Nebraska

63.2

 

Cunningham, Justice

TE

6’3″

258

South Carolina

63.0

 

Otten, Ryan

TE

6’5″

230

San Jose St.

62.2

 

Fauria, Joseph

TE

6’7″

259

UCLA

60.8

 

Jefferson, D.C.

TE

6’6″

255

Rutgers

60.2

 

Kasa, Nick

TE

6’6″

269

Colorado

60.0

 

Gragg, Chris

TE

6’3″

244

Arkansas

58.9

 

Furstenburg, Matt

TE

6’3″

242

Maryland

55.6

 

Doyle, Jack

TE

6’5″

254

Western Kentucky

55.0

 

Stoneburner, Jake

TE

6’3″

252

Ohio St.

54.1

 

Rivera, Mychal

TE

6’3″

242

Tennessee

53.9

 

Pantale, Chris

TE

6’5″

254

BostonCollege

53.5

ALTERNATIVE RANKINGS (CBS Sports):

2013 Top NFL Draft Prospects: Tight End


TOP RANKED RUNNING BACK/FULLBACK PROSPECTS

Everyone expects DeMarco Murray to be the starting running back coming into the 2013-2014 season. Questions remain regarding his durability over the long NFL season. Adding a backup that can relieve him or even take over during an injury is not out of the question. Last year, coaches were working with Phillip Tanner and Lance Dunbar. Local media is speculating about the eventual release of eight-year veteran full-back Lawrence Vickers. If this happens, the Cowboys will have salary cap relief but will be in search of a lead blocker.

PLAYER

POS

HT

WT

COLLEGE

GRADE

Bernard, Giovani

RB

5’8″

202

North Carolina

 

84.0

Lacy, Eddie

RB

5’11”

231

Alabama

82.0

Randle, Joseph

RB

6’0″

204

Oklahoma St.

80.6

Ellington, Andre

RB

5’9″

199

Clemson

79.7

Ball, Montee

RB

5’10”

214

Wisconsin

75.6

Lattimore, Marcus

RB

5’11”

221

South Carolina

74.9

Taylor, Stepfan

RB

5’9″

214

Stanford

72.6

Franklin, Johnathan

RB

5’10”

205

UCLA

72.3

Michael, Christine

RB

5’10”

220

Texas A&M

71.4

Bell, Le’Veon

RB

6’1″

230

Michigan St.

71.2

Jamison, Jawan

RB

5’7″

203

Rutgers

71.0

Graham, Ray

RB

5’9″

199

Pittsburgh

70.9

Gillislee, Mike

RB

5’11”

208

Florida

70.3

Johnson, Dennis

RB

5’9″

213

Arkansas

70.0

Barner, Kenjon

RB

5’9″

196

Oregon

69.3

Stacy, Zac

RB

5’8″

216

Vanderbilt

69.0

Boren, Zach

FB

5’11”

238

Ohio St.

64.0

Line, Zach

RB

6’0″

232

SMU

63.7

Wood, Cierre

RB

5’11”

213

Notre Dame

61.0

Marshall, Cameron

RB

5’11”

215

ArizonaState

60.8

Davis, Knile

RB

5’10”

227

Arkansas

60.4

Rouse, Robbie

RB

5’6″

190

Fresno St.

60.0

Jefferson, Stefphon

RB

5’10”

213

Nevada

60.0

Tutogi, Taimi

FB

6’1″

260

Arizona

59.8

Ford, Michael

RB

5’9″

210

LSU

59.0

Ware, Spencer

RB

5’10”

228

LSU

59.0

Wilson, Braden

FB

6’3″

251

Kansas St.

59.0

Maysonet, Miguel

RB

5’9″

209

Stony Brook

59.0

Pryor, Lonnie

FB

5’11”

227

Florida St.

59.0

Harper, D.J.

RB

5’9″

211

Boise St.

58.8

Winn, George

RB

5’10”

218

Cincinnati

58.8

Williams, Kerwynn

RB

5’8″

195

Utah St.

56.7

Burkhead, Rex

RB

5’10”

214

Nebraska

56.5

Tucker, Matthew

RB

6’0″

221

TCU

56.0

McCalebb, Onterio

RB

5’10”

168

Auburn

54.0

Bohanon, Tommy

FB

6’1″

246

WakeForest

54.0

Sofele, Iso

RB

5’8″

200

California

53.1

Harris, Montel

RB

5’8″

208

Temple

52.7

Thompson, Chris

RB

5’7″

192

Florida St.

52.0

Anderson, C.J.

RB

5’8″

224

California

52.0

James, Mike

RB

5’10”

223

Miami

52.0

Riddick, Theo

RB

5’10”

201

Notre Dame

51.0

Ward, Trabis

RB

5’10”

200

Tennessee St.

Juszczyk, Kyle

FB

6’1″

248

Harvard

ALTERNATIVE RANKINGS (CBS Sports):

2013 Top NFL Draft Prospects: Running back

2013 Top NFL Draft Prospects: Fullback


TOP RANKED QUARTERBACK PROSPECTS

The Tony Romo contract extension remains a mystery as of today (March 16, 2013). While this subject could spark an entire post of debate, let’s consider the fringe consequences. Romo will play out the 2013 season and capable backup Kyle Orton will be standing ready on the sidelines. If Romo is playing for a contract and makes progress in the playoffs, then that’s one take (and gamble).  It could work or backfire. If the wait-and-see approach is taken, then it’s probably better to wait until next years draft to look towards the future. The 2013 NFL Draft is not very deep in quarterbacks. Unless, there is a hidden jewel … this doesn’t look like the year to find your franchise quarterback. Nevertheless, the prospects below may offer a developmental player or a lucky pick.

PLAYER

POS

HT

WT

COLLEGE

GRADE

Smith, Geno

QB

6’2″

218

West Virginia

88.0

Dysert, Zac

QB

6’3″

231

Miami (OH)

83.5

Wilson, Tyler

QB

6’2″

215

Arkansas

83.5

Barkley, Matt

QB

6’2″

227

USC

82.0

Glennon, Mike

QB

6’7″

225

N.C.State

79.4

Nassib, Ryan

QB

6’2″

227

Syracuse

78.7

Manuel, EJ

QB

6’5″

237

Florida St.

68.7

Bray, Tyler

QB

6’6″

232

Tennessee

67.8

Jones, Landry

QB

6’4″

225

Oklahoma

67.2

Scott, Matt

QB

6’2″

213

Arizona

55.4

Klein, Collin

QB

6’5″

226

Kansas St.

55.0

Sorensen, Brad

QB

6’4″

229

Southern Utah

54.9

Carder, Alex

QB

6’2″

215

Western Michigan

53.4

Gray, MarQueis

QB

6’3″

240

Minnesota

53.0

Renfree, Sean

QB

6’3″

219

Duke

52.0

Cameron, Colby

QB

6’2″

212

Louisiana Tech

50.0

Aplin, Ryan

QB

6’1″

205

ArkansasState

49.2

Vandenberg, James

QB

6’3″

226

Iowa

48.3

Padron, Kyle

QB

6’4″

220

Eastern Washington

ALTERNATIVE RANKINGS (CBS Sports):

2013 Top NFL Draft Prospects: Quarterback


TOP RANKED WIDE RECEIVER PROSPECTS

Without getting deep into the Miles Austin inconsistency and the lack of spark Laurent Robinson-type 3rd option issues, questions do remain in this area. Dez had his break out year in 2012, so that seems promising. The team went into last season with Anthony Armstrong, Cole Beasley, Tim Benford, Danny Coale, Jared Green, Dwayne Harris, and Carlton Mitchell. Harris looks poised to replace the expendable Kevin Ogletree in 2013. This years draft guru’s covet West Virginia’s Tavon Austin. There is speculation that the teams drafting ahead of Dallas will go heavy with offensive and defensive linemen (and secondary). If this happens, Austin could fall into Dallas’ lap. The Cowboys always seem to have a long list of receivers in development, so don’t be shocked if they take a wide receiver in the latter rounds. Remember, Andre ‘the giant’ Holmes left last season … nothing wrong with bringing in a tall talented receiver to test these elite NFL secondary’s.

PLAYER

POS

HT

WT

COLLEGE

GRADE

Austin, Tavon

WR

5’8″

174

West Virginia

91.4

Patterson, Cordarrelle

WR

6’2″

216

Tennessee

90.6

Hopkins, DeAndre

WR

6’1″

214

Clemson

87.8

Allen, Keenan

WR

6’2″

206

California

86.3

Patton, Quinton

WR

6’0″

204

Louisiana Tech

83.8

Williams, Terrance

WR

6’2″

208

Baylor

83.6

Woods, Robert

WR

6’0″

201

USC

83.1

Hunter, Justin

WR

6’4″

196

Tennessee

81.8

Wheaton, Markus

WR

5’11”

189

Oregon St.

81.8

Bailey, Stedman

WR

5’10”

193

West Virginia

79.0

Rogers, Da’Rick

WR

6’2″

217

Tennessee Tech

74.4

Hamilton, Cobi

WR

6’2″

212

Arkansas

72.9

Boyce, Josh

WR

5’11”

206

TCU

72.2

Dobson, Aaron

WR

6’3″

210

Marshall

71.7

Christopher, DeVonte

WR

6’1″

200

Utah

70.9

Robinson, Denard

WR

5’10”

199

Michigan

70.3

King, Tavarres

WR

6’0″

189

Georgia

69.8

Lawson, Javone

WR

6’1″

183

Louisiana-Lafayette

69.1

Goodwin, Marquise

WR

5’9″

183

Texas

68.5

Kaufman, Brandon

WR

6’5″

216

Eastern Washington

68.0

Sanders, Ace

WR

5’7″

173

South Carolina

68.0

Harper, Chris

WR

6’1″

229

Kansas St.

68.0

Swope, Ryan

WR

6’0″

205

Texas A&M

67.4

Wilson, Marquess

WR

6’3″

194

Washington St.

67.3

Buckner, Dan

WR

6’4″

215

Arizona

66.9

Miles, Jamal

WR

5’10”

180

ArizonaState

66.6

Stills, Kenny

WR

6’0″

194

Oklahoma

66.0

Smith, Rodney

WR

6’4″

225

Florida St.

65.8

Davis, Marcus

WR

6’3″

233

Virginia Tech

63.8

Highsmith, Erik

WR

6’3″

190

North Carolina

62.6

Mellette, Aaron

WR

6’2″

217

Elon

61.0

Nwachukwu, Uzoma

WR

6’0″

194

Texas A&M

60.5

Harrison, Mark

WR

6’3″

231

Rutgers

60.0

Moe, T.J.

WR

5’11”

204

Missouri

60.0

Bumphis, Chad

WR

5’10”

196

Mississippi St.

59.9

Davis, Keenan

WR

6’3″

215

Iowa

59.4

Johnson, Darius

WR

5’9″

179

SMU

58.9

Blake, Emory

WR

6’0″

189

Auburn

58.6

Roundtree, Roy

WR

6’0″

177

Michigan

58.5

Jarboe, Josh

WR

6’3″

215

ArkansasState

57.8

Goard, Tyrone

WR

6’7″

205

Eastern Kentucky

56.0

Fuller, Corey

WR

6’2″

204

Virginia Tech

56.0

Sales, Marcus

WR

6’0″

195

Syracuse

56.0

Vernon, Conner

WR

6’0″

196

Duke

55.4

King, La’Rod

WR

6’4″

222

Kentucky

54.5

Lemon, Alec

WR

6’1″

202

Syracuse

54.0

Sampson, Lanear

WR

5’11”

204

Baylor

53.0

Brown, Marlon

WR

6’4″

213

Georgia

52.6

Thompkins, Kenbrell

WR

6’1″

193

Cincinnati

51.7

Spadola, Ryan

WR

6’1″

204

Lehigh

51.0

Bonner, Alan

WR

5’10”

193

Jacksonville St.

50.0

Sheppard, Russell

WR

6’1″

195

LSU

Rogers, Zach

WR

6’0″

172

Tennessee

ALTERNATIVE RANKINGS (CBS Sports):

2013 Top NFL Draft Prospects: Wide Receivers


The Dallas Cowboys current roster is in good shape regarding the following positions, however, the team could decide to draft for the future or for depth at the following spots.

TOP RANKED LINEBACKER PROSPECTS (Courtesy: NFL)

ALTERNATIVE RANKINGS (CBS Sports):

2013 Top NFL Draft Prospects: Inside Linebacker

2013 Top NFL Draft Prospects: Outside Linebacker

TOP RANKED CORNERBACK PROSPECTS (Courtesy: NFL)

ALTERNATIVE RANKINGS (CBS Sports):

2013 Top NFL Draft Prospects: Cornerbacks

TOP RANKED SPECIALIST PROSPECTS (Courtesy: NFL)

ALTERNATIVE RANKINGS (CBS Sports):

2013 Top NFL Draft Prospects: Kickers

2013 Top NFL Draft Prospects: Punters

2013 Top NFL Draft Prospects: Long Snappers

This concludes the five-part series on the Dallas Cowboys 2013 NFL Draft prospects. If you enjoyed this special feature, please use the LIKE and SHARE buttons below.

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