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Thursday, April 22, 2010
Scouts Inc. mock, with Dallas tweaks

By Tim MacMahon

Here are the players Scouts Inc. projects to go to the Cowboys in its seven-round mock draft ... and the players I think the Cowboys would pick at each spot given the guys on the board.

First round (27th overall)

Scouts Inc.: Boise State CB Kyle Wilson

There would be a lot of high fives at Valley Ranch if Wilson is there for the taking at No. 27. If he isn't there -- and the Cowboys don't move out of this spot -- Rutgers CB Devin McCourty is a solid bet.

Second round (59th overall)

Scouts Inc.: Maryland OT Bruce Campbell

Campbell is a top-10 athlete with late-round production. The Cowboys might be willing to gamble on his potential in the second round. But, if South Florida FS Nate Allen is there a few picks earlier, expect the Cowboys to try to move up to get him.

Third round (90th overall)

Scouts Inc.: Oregon S T.J. Ward

If they haven't drafted a safety and Georgia Tech's Morgan Burnett is still available, the Cowboys would pull the trigger quickly. He's a second-round possibility, but Scouts Inc. has him sliding into the early fourth.

Fourth round (125th overall)

Scouts Inc.: Texas WR Jordan Shipley

This is a good value pick. Shipley would improve the Cowboys' return units and challenge for playing time as a slot receiver.

Sixth round (196th overall)

Scouts Inc.: Illinois TE Mike Hoomanawanui

This only makes sense if the Cowboys trade Martellus Bennett. Let's go with Kentucky fullback John Conner, which would make recently arrested fullback Deon Anderson's job status even shakier.

Seventh round (234th overall)

Scouts Inc.: Eastern Kentucky OT Derek Hardman

Can't say I'm familiar with Hardman's work. If the draft goes down like this, guard/center and inside linebackers would be the two biggest needs the Cowboys failed to address.