Dallas Cowboys 2013 Scouting Combine Stock Report
With the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine out of the way, the Dallas Cowboys now have a chance to make any necessary adjustments to their draft board before free agency gets underway in two weeks' time. There's no rush, but we can get a jump on things by looking at how nine potential Dallas draft picks were impacted by what they did this week in Indianapolis.
Lane Johnson (OT, Oklahoma): The good news is Johnson looks like he'd be a dream candidate to replace Doug Free at right tackle. The bad news is that his combine performance was so good that there's almost no way he'll last until the 18th pick.
Eric Reid (S, LSU): He was the fourth-fastest safety with a 4.53 40-time and was tied for first with a 40.5-inch vertical jump. Matt Elam also performed well, but Reid's stock rose more. Plenty of safety options in the first two rounds for Dallas.
Knile Davis (RB, Arkansas): He tore it up in almost every drill and has the size and speed to be a very successful NFL back. The Cowboys could be tempted to take Davis to replace Felix Jones and give DeMarco Murray a run for his money.
Jonathan Cooper (G, North Carolina): He wasn't even getting attention for his strength, but the athletic guard then went out and posted 35 reps on the bench press, finishing second among all offensive linemen at the combine.
If given a choice between these prospects, whom would you pick?
Damontre Moore (DE/OLB, Texas A&M): He was terrible, finishing dead last at his position in the bench press and running a weak 4.95 40-yard dash. He didn't run a second time because his hamstring tightened up. If his pro day isn't much better, Moore could be available to the Cowboys at the 18 spot. Considering how great the tape is on him, that would be interesting.
Jesse Williams (DT, Alabama): Nothing special on the bench despite high expectations for a guy who could be a first-round candidate and a potential starter from the get-go.
Stock didn't change
D.J. Fluker (OT, Alabama): He ran a relatively slow 40 and struggled on the bench, but Fluker saved face with his personality, as well as the fact that his wingspan proved to be enormous.
Sam Montgomery (DE, LSU): His mouth might have hurt his stock by raising more red flags. However, Montgomery's 34.5-inch vertical jump helped and his 4.81 40-time was solid considering his size.
Kenny Vaccaro (S, Texas): A bit of a slow 40 (4.63) and mediocre jumps, but he looked smooth in on-field drills. He's probably still the top safety in the draft, but it's up for grabs.
All combine results courtesy of NFL.com.
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