2012 NFL Draft: 6 Players That Tony Romo Would Love for the Cowboys to Pick
The Dallas Cowboys have their eyes set on improving their defensive and offensive line through the draft (at least I hope they do), so adding weapons for quarterback Tony Romo is probably out of the question.
They already have wide receiver Dez Bryant and running back DeMarco Murray providing a great spark for the offense. But if Romo had his wish of players he would like for the team to draft, I believe that I have an idea as to where he would lean.
A tall, speedy wide receiver and an athletic tight end could be a couple of options.
At any rate, here are six players the Cowboys would love to have for Romo.
Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama
I don’t care if the Cowboys have two good running backs on the roster; adding a player like Richardson would be a no-brainer if the opportunity presented itself.
Please take a look at this video and then make your judgment.
Richardson is a beast on the field, and having that type of running back, a guy with monster strength and good speed, is nothing short of an asset. Yes, my explanation of adding him to the Cowboys roster is simplistic, but it's true.
Romo would love a guy like Richardson in the backfield to pair with Murray; it's just a matter of head coach Jason Garrett using him correctly.
Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State
Blackmon is listed as the best wide receiver out of college on ESPN.com. You can only see his ranking via the Insider page, so I’ll warn you before you click the link.
He caught over 120 balls last season at OK State and almost 20 touchdowns. He could be another Dez, but better. He received a healthy grade of 95 from Scouts Inc. and has above-average speed. But his intangibles are what separate him from the pack.
Romo likes to create and having a player who can adjust to him, like Laurent Robinson did, would fill a huge void.
David DeCastro, G, Stanford
This pick is actually attainable. The Cowboys have Tyron Smith at left tackle and Doug Free at right; now the team just needs a young, athletic guard.
DeCastro is 316 pounds and will probably add more muscle weight when he gets to the NFL. DeCastro is the top-ranked guard listed, and his experience in an NFL type of offense at Stanford means that he should acclimate to the Cowboys offense pretty quickly.
Cordy Glenn, G, Georgia
Another guard that the Cowboys can take in the first round, Glenn can play guard or tackle and already has an NFL-sized body.
Glenn is 345 pounds and stands at 6'5." Dallas needs help in the middle and strengthening its offensive line should be a primary focus. My only concern with Glenn is that he never had a focus at Georgia. He played all over the place and never truly found a home.
But if he's chosen by the Cowboys, then I'm sure the team will find him a home.
Coby Fleener, TE, Stanford
A couple of Stanford guys may go pretty high in the first round, but I digress. Fleener has top-flight speed for a tight end, and his size, 6’6,” 245 pounds, makes him attractive.
He ran under 4.5 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the combine. Pairing him with current starter Jason Witten would make the Cowboys offense formidable.
Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame
I like Floyd because of his size and he ran a 4.47 in the 40-yard dash. He has character issues because of a DWI back in 2010, but nothing else of note to be concerned about.
Floyd can jump and isn't afraid to take the big hit over the middle. The Cowboys don't truly have a dominate receiver on the roster and he can fill that void. He's the type of player who has the potential to turn into defensive scout's nightmare.
A fade route in the back of the end zone or a curl route for a first down would be a tangible for the Cowboys, something missing from the offense currently. When I say tangible, I mean a consistent receiving presence that the team can count on.