Hartselle Tigers (15-0) 5-A State Champ
#6 Overall -- Morris Claiborne / CB / LSU
Cowboys trade up to take the #1 cornerback on my board, and what has long been the best defensive player in the draft in my opinion. Rangy, athletic, shutdown cornerback who plays like he's 6'3". Long arms for his frame which allows him to pluck the ball out of the air... and knows what to do with it after he does. Can take to the house. As good a hips and transition as you'll ever see on a defensive back. Also a dangerous kick returner. Only gave up 1 touchdown reception all season to Stedman Bailey. Needs to improve his tackling somewhat, but should be a pro-bowler. I like the Dale Carter comparison made by Mr. Hunt. Grade: A
#81 Overall -- Tyrone Crawford / DE / Boise St.
#8 defensive end on my board and had a 2nd round grade on him. Surprised to see him still available at this point in the draft. Dallas gets a potential steal here. Grade: B+
#113 Overall -- Kyle Wilber / OLB / Wake Forest
#5 outside linebacker on my board and had a 3rd round grade on him. Wilber has been on my underrated list for the better part of 6 months. Nice change of direction and always around the football. Brings some versatility. Cowboys get excellent value again with this pick. Grade: B-
#135 Overall -- Matt Johnson / S / Eastern Washington
Johnson wasn't on my draft board and never stood out to me when scouting Eastern Washington DT Renard Williams. Grade: D
#152 Overall -- Danny Coale / WR / Virginia Tech
I had a 4th round grade on Coale and rated the #14 wide receiver on my board. Helped his draft stock by testing well in the pre-draft process and pretty good value here. Grade: C+
#186 Overall -- James Hanna / TE / Oklahoma
#14 tight end on my board and barely earned a draftable grade, mainly on athletic upside due to testing at the top of the chart in every athletic event he participated in. Doesn't play to those specs. Drops a lot of balls. Worth a shot here. Grade: C-
#222 Overall -- Caleb McSurdy / ILB / Montana
Didn't make it on my draft board. Grade: D+
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