Thursday, March 29, 2012
McShay mock: Cowboys pick Miss. State DL Fletcher Cox
By Tim MacMahon
Todd McShay’s ESPN Insider two-round mock draft projects the Cowboys to stray from the BAD-A plan and pick a guy from another SEC school in the first round: Mississippi State defensive lineman Fletcher Cox.
McShay projects a run on Alabama defenders immediately after the Cowboys pick at 14th overall. He has Crimson Tide safety Mark Barron going to the Eagles at No. 15, outside linebacker Courtney Upshaw to the Jets at No. 16 and cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick to the Titans at No. 20.
In the second round, McShay projects the Cowboys to take Midwestern State guard Amini Silatolu with the 45th overall pick. He has Wisconsin’s Peter Konz, the best center in the draft, slipping to the Patriots a few picks later.
If the Cowboys have a chance to pick Konz in the second round, they should do it without hesitating. He’d step in as a starter at a spot that was the weakest link on the offensive line last season.