Dallas Cowboys Possible First Round Draft Pick: Earl Thomas Safety Texas

Heckle GContributor IFebruary 16, 2010

AUSTIN, TX - NOVEMBER 07:  Safety Earl Thomas #12 of the Texas Longhorns practices before a game against the UCF Knights on November 7, 2009 at Darrell K Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas.  Texas won 35-3.  (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
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I think the Cowboys will select Earl Thomas in the 2010 NFL Draft for many reasons. One reason I think this will happen is because Thomas is a play making safety that is good against the run and pass, just what the Cowboys need. The Cowboys got killed by Sidney Rice and Brett Favre in their last game, and Thomas could quickly come in and help the Cowboys pass defense. Although is small (195 lbs) and could move to corner, he can still make big hits. Another reason this is very likely is that Earl Thomas played college football at Texas, and Jerry Jones loves taking local players in the draft ( 2009 draft: Stephen McGee- Texas AM, Brandon Williams- Texas Tech, Stephen Hodge- TCU, Manuel Johnson- Oklahoma.) One last reason I think the Cowboys will take Earl Thomas is because they haven't had a quality player at either safety spot since Roy William's (safety) play started to decline. They might have to trade up a few spots, or he might fall to Dallas at pick 27. It wouldn't hurt to move up in the first round because of all of the injured rookies they have coming back from last year, so they shouldn't be drafting for depth. Those are the reasons why I think the Cowboys will select Earl Thomas somewhere in the first round.