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PRINT AND PREDICT: You’re on the clock–The official Dallas Cowboys 2013 Mock Draft worksheet

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For weeks now … we’ve heard, read, and have seen everyone’s (and their brothers) mock version of the 2013 NFL Draft. Now, (since you’re a loyal The Boys Are Back reader) you have all of the information you need to stage your own war-room.

Just for kicks, print out the worksheet below and make your 2013 NFL Draft predictions … or use it to determine which players will fall into the Dallas Cowboys #18 slot. Remember, Dallas may elect to move up, down, or another team may jump ahead of the Cowboys and snag that all important OL, S, or DL.

Editors Note: The worksheet below reflects a change announced today by the NFL. The New York Jets have dealt Darrelle Revis to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Team needs: DB; QB; DL) for the #13 pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. The Jets also receive a conditional 4th rounder that could escalate into a 3rd round selection in the 2014 NFL Draft. 

Reminder … the NFL Draft begins in FOUR days! The pages below are dedicated to the NFL Draft.

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Team

Team Needs

Your Draft Pick

1

Kansas City Chiefs

OL; LB; DL

 

2

Jacksonville Jaguars

QB; DL; CB

 

3

Oakland Raiders

DL; S; TE

 

4

Philadelphia Eagles

CB; QB; OL

 

5

Detroit Lions

OL; DL; LB

 

6

Cleveland Browns

QB; CB; LB

 

7

Arizona Cardinals

OL; LB; RB

 

8

Buffalo Bills

QB; OL; WR

 

9

New York Jets

WR; LB; S

 

10

Tennessee Titans

CB; DL; LB

 

11

San Diego Chargers

OL; CB; LB

 

12

Miami Dolphins

OL; CB; RB

 

13

New York Jets (from Tampa Bay)

WR; LB; S

 

14

Carolina Panthers

DL; S; OL

 

15

New Orleans Saints

LB; S; CB

 

16

St. Louis Rams

WR; S; RB

 

17

Pittsburgh Steelers

LB; S; RB

 

18

Dallas Cowboys

OL; S; DL

 

19

New York Giants

OL; DL; CB

 

20

Chicago Bears

LB; OL; WR

 

21

Cincinnati Bengals

OL; RB; S

 

22

St. Louis Rams (from Washington)

WR; S; RB

 

23

Minnesota Vikings

LB; DL; WR

 

24

Indianapolis Colts

DL; OL; CB

 

25

Minnesota Vikings (from Seattle)

LB; DL; WR

 

26

Green Bay Packers

OL; RB; DL

 

27

Houston Texans

WR; LB; OL

 

28

Denver Broncos

DL; CB; RB

 

29

New England Patriots

CB; WR; DL

 

30

Atlanta Falcons

CB; DL; LB

 

31

San Francisco 49ers

S; DL; CB

 

32

Baltimore Ravens

LB; WR; OL

 

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2013 NFL DRAFT PRIMER: Dallas Cowboys insiders reveal their six-round mock draft

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The Dallas Cowboys website staff has created their own mock draft, projecting what the Cowboys will do from rounds 1-6, along with some quick analysis for their decision.

 

Bryan

Nick

Ed

Rowan

David

Round 1
18th

Jonathan

Cooper

G – UNC

Chance

Warmack

G – Alabama

Bjoern

Werner

DE – Fl. State

Kenny

Vaccaro

S – Texas

Sylvester

Williams

DT – UNC

Round 2

Gio

Bernard

RB – UNC

Eric

Reid

S- LSU

Kyle

Long

G/T – Oregon

Larry

Warford

G – Kentucky

Larry

Warford

G – Kentucky

Round 3

Bennie

Logan

DT – LSU

Barrett

Jones

G/C  Alabama

Justin

Hunter

WR – Tennessee

Jonathan

Franklin

RB – UCLA

T.J.

McDonald

S – USC

Round 4

Gerald

Hodges 
LB – Penn St.

Marquise

Goodwin

WR – Texas

Marcus

Lattimore

RB – S. Carolina

Jordan

Mills

OT – LA Tech

Ricky

Wagner

OT – Wisconsin

Round 5

Jakar

Hamilton

S – SC State

Chris

Jones

DT – Bowling Green

Kwame

Geathers

DT – Georgia

Bennie

Logan

DT – LSU

Rex

Burkhead

RB – Nebraska

Round 6

C.J.

Johnson

WR – Grand Valley St.

Dennis

Johnson

RB – Arkansas

Jakar

Hamilton

S – SC State

Corey

Fuller

WR – VA Tech

Reid

Fragel

OT – Ohio State

Bryan Broaddus’ Mock Analysis: For the sake of this Mock Draft I have allowed history to dictate that a guard while slide down the board to the Cowboys spot at 18 and with that move, they would be more than happy to turn the card in of Jonathan Cooper of North Carolina who in my view is the best guard in the draft. When it comes back to their selection in the second round I have them staying in the Tar Heal State and choosing running back Gio Bernard who is a shorter player but gives them some quickness out of the backfield and a different style of a back to pair with Murray. There are those that think Bennie Logan in the 3rd might be a little rich there but I don’t think so and I believe the club feels the same way. The Cowboys did a private workout with him and brought him in on a visit. He could be that one technique that replaces Josh Brent. Gerald Hodges would be a nice fit as a potential Sam while Jakar Hamilton brings some toughness and coverage as a safety. CJ Johnson has outstanding timed speed and catches the ball well. He has played both inside and out so the fit is there. Again, in that round you are looking for traits to develop and he has several.

Nick Eatman’s Mock Analysis: Last week, I went against the mantra I’ve been saying for months – and that’s to draft big, especially on the offensive line. While safety is a need, hopefully that can be addressed in the second round. But if Warmack is around at No. 18, that would be a great pick. I moved Jones to the third round this week because of his injury concerns, but even if he doesn’t play right away, he’s got the talent to wait for. Goodwin is the pure runner that I think this team has missed for a while. Because of that track speed, he probably doesn’t make it that far down to the fourth round. And while the sixth round is probably too long to wait to draft a back, there is something intriguing about Johnson. He won’t be the highest back taken from his school, but he’s a fireplug of a player who is a great kickoff returner and  has the toughness and attitude this team could use. 

Ed Cahill’s Mock Analysis: In this situation I have the Cowboys selecting the best available players on their board. My first round pick has a lot of talent, but may slip to the Cowboys at the eighteenth pick. Bjoern Werner may have to play in rotation for a year, but he gives you depth on the line, a promising future, and some cap relief at the position next season. Kyle Long gives you some flexibility on the offensive line as he could play both guard and tackle. He should have the talent to come in and contribute right away. Justin Hunter has tremendous ability and would be great value if he falls into the third. Now, I’ve been against this for most of the offseason, but if the Cowboys were to bring in a veteran running back I could see them taking a chance on Marcus Lattimore. He’s a tremendous kid with all-pro talent, and given some time I think he could return to form. Kwame Geathers, brother of former Cowboy Clifton Geathers, provides a big body at the 1-technique on the defensive line. Jakar Hamilton is a former Georgia Bulldog who has first half of the draft talent. If he is available in the 5th or 6th it’s an absolute steal.

Rowan Kavner’s Mock Analysis: The needs at offensive line and safety will make the Cowboys consider a variety of options, but Vaccaro fills a need if available in the first round. It’s feasible that all five offensive linemen are gone by the Cowboys’ first pick, and if the top safety’s still on the board, that would make for a logical selection. They could still fill a need at guard in the second round and potentially get a player with first-round talent if Warford’s still on the board. Franklin had a tremendously productive season last year at UCLA and his sub-4.5 speed should draw some interest at the backup spot. I’m starting to think the Cowboys’ starter at right tackle will either be Doug Free or a free agent pickup, but Mills provides adequate size to work with and develop into a potential starter. At 6-foot-2 with 4.3 speed, Fuller has all the tools a team could want with a late pick.

David Helman’s Mock Analysis: I approached this mock draft using the scenario that all of the Cowboys’ offensive line targets were gone by No. 18. I don’t want to reach, and the defensive front needs plenty of help of its own. Sylvester Williams is just that type of pocket collapsing defensive tackle Dallas needs, with 13.5 tackles for loss and six sacks last season. If the Cowboys can’t find an offensive lineman they like in the first round, it seems imperative they nab one with their second pick, and Larry Warford is a big dude who played well for an awful team. Round 3 seems like the best place to find value at safety, as T.J.

McDonald is just one of a handful of quality guys who should be there. To make up for missing a lineman at No. 18, I wouldn’t mind them going overboard in the late rounds, starting with Ricky Wagner. I still think this team should add a decent running back, and Burkhead fits that power back mold, plus he’s got local ties. Fragel is inexperienced at offensive tackle but his massive 6-8 frame gives him a lot of upside.

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THE 2013 NFL DRAFT SHOW: Fan Takeover (Video/Audio)

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Bryan Broaddus and Ed Cahill let the fans takeover the show with the NFL Draft just fifteen short days away.

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2013 NFL DRAFT PRIMER: Dallas Cowboys insiders reveal their six-round mock draft

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IRVING, Texas – This is the time of year when mock drafts are everywhere.

Websites from all over weigh in with various opinions on where these prospects are going to end up. So each Friday, the DallasCowboys.com staff will select their own mock draft, projecting what the Cowboys will do from rounds 1-6, along with some quick analysis for their decision.

To start it off, the staff has four different players going No. 18 to the Cowboys and none of them have Alabama guard Chance Warmack, who many of the “experts” suggest will fall to Dallas.

Obviously it’s still early in the game but let’s have some fun and let these guys take a stab at it:

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Bryan Broaddus’ Mock Analysis: Going on the thought that all the offensive linemen with the exception of Fluker are off the board. Vaccaro is also off the board as well. Austin is on the board and team could field calls to move back but a chance to add the second best defensive tackle in the draft is too inviting so they turn in the card for Richardson. I think Pugh is a really good player than can work at a couple of different positions. Wheaton is a nice route runner with solid hands. I love Bell’s size and the ability catch the ball out of the backfield. And I really like how Jefferson looks on film as a blocker.

Nick Eatman’s Mock Analysis: I have a hard time thinking both Warmack and Cooper will be there, but if they are, it’s probably a smarter pick to take an interior lineman. But something tells me Vaccaro will be there and the Cowboys will address their safety needs here in the first round. I really like Jones from Alabama. His injury situation will drop him out of the first round but I wouldn’t let him get past me in the second. Reminds me a lot of Max Unger from the Seahawks. Randle looks like the ideal back with good size and has a power style with some speed. Sampson doesn’t have a great ‘wow’ factor but is a productive receiver with big-play ability.

Ed Cahills Mock Analysis: I’ve tried to convince myself that one of top two guards will be available at No. 18, but that is a risky assumption, so I played it safe and selected D.J. Fluker. He would give you a powerful run blocker on the right side of the line. I addressed the safety spot with Matt Elam. This guy is a great read-and-react player with a high motor that would fit well in the Cowboys new defensive scheme. Many will scoff at the Rex Burkhead selection, but when you turn on the film you see a runner with great vision and lateral quickness that could come in and contribute right way. My 6th rounder is not a sexy selection, but Michael Williams is a converted lineman who could prove to be a crucial run blocker in two tight end sets.

Rowan Kavner’s Mock Analysis: The Cowboys have a real opportunity to take advantage of a plethora of talent on the offensive line early on in this draft. Cooper or Chance Warmack would be a must have if still available. Snagging two linemen early would solve the Cowboys’ biggest problem from last season and give them the opportunity to let go of Doug Free if they so choose in June. It’s possible safeties Kenny Vaccaro, Eric Reid and Jonathan Cyprien are all gone by the third round, but Thomas could contend for a starting spot immediately. The guy was a total playmaker in college and can do the same as a ball hawk for a defense in desperate need of takeaways.  Logan’s been on the Cowboys’ radar for a while and can fill a need at either the one or three technique. Potential steals are available in this draft at running back, from Rex Burkhead to Knile Davis, but if they’re gone, Stacy could provide some toughness.

David Helman’s Mock Analysis: I don’t think you can go wrong with either Cooper or Warmack, but it seems like Cooper is more likely to be there at No. 18. On top of that, his ability to shift to center could be valuable if the Cowboys have to play musical chairs with their line again. The other line needs help, too, and Short might be the best pass rusher of all the defensive tackles in this class with 6.5 sacks as a senior at Purdue. Thomas jumps out to me because of his abilities as a ballhawk – eight picks during his senior campaign – which is something this secondary needs. Mills is another offensive lineman who could switch positions, which could come in handy. Gillislee is a battering ram who doesn’t have too much wear-and-tear after limited carries early in his Florida career. Boyce has deceptive speed and shiftiness, which could spice up the competition for No. 3 receiver

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