2011 NFL Draft: Dallas Cowboys Full Seven-Round Mock
Although they started the season 1-5 with Romo at quarterback before he got injured, there is no reason to think they will start out that badly again.
With Jason Garrett getting the shot at his first full season as head coach, the Cowboys have reason to be optimistic in 2011.
They will need to fill some holes through the draft and here is a full seven-round mock for the Dallas Cowboys.
First Round (9)
OT Tyron Smith
I actually think the pick should be Prince Amukamara if he falls this far; however, I just feel the Cowboys are going to go offensive line here.
The Cowboys need to do a better job protecting Tony Romo and Tyron Smith has the greatest potential of any offensive lineman in the draft to become an elite offensive tackle.
Second Round (40)
S Rahim Moore
Rahim Moore is a fringe first-round pick, yet I do think he will slip into the second round and could fall right into the Cowboys’ laps.
The Cowboys defense was ranked 26th against the pass in 2010, and I could also see them going with the best available corner with this pick, maybe Brandon Harris. However, Moore is the best available defensive back at this point.
Third Round (71)
The Cowboys need some help on the defensive line and actually only have two guys under contract, DE Igor Olshansky and DT Jay Ratliff.
Jarvis Jenkins is the perfect fit for the 3-4 with the versatility to play both defensive end or defensive tackle and he is stout against the run.
Fourth Round (110)
WR Cecil Shorts
Even though the Cowboys just took Dez Bryant in the first round last year, I still see them taking a wide receiver sometime in this draft.
The Cowboys have nothing behind Miles Austin, Dez Bryant and Roy Williams, and although Shorts does not have elite speed, he brings good hands and a willingness to take a hit over the middle.
Fifth Round (143)
RB Anthony Allen
Marion Barber could be cut by the team whenever the CBA situation is resolved, which would leave the Cowboys without a true power back.
Anthony Allen would be a great compliment to Felix Jones and Tashard Choice, and would bring power running to the Cowboys' offense.
Sixth Round (176)
DE John Graves
Although they have already used a pick on Jarvis Jenkins, the Cowboys still need to address the defensive line.
Graves would need to develop a bit but would fit as a 3-4 defensive end and he has the ability to stuff the run, while also being able to also push the pocket in the passing game.
Seventh Round (220)
QB Zach Eskridge
Jon Kitna did a solid job while Tony Romo was injured last season and he was a major part why the Cowboys finishing the season 5-3.
That being said, Kitna was 38 last year and Eskridge could develop for a couple years and become the backup whenever he retires.
Seventh Round (252)
CB Korey Lindsey
Mike Jenkins took a step back last season and Terrance Newman is starting to get up there in age so the Cowboys could use some more depth in the secondary.
Korey Lindsey is undersized, but he could contribute on special teams and eventually develop into a nickel corner for the team.