According to Sporting News report, Dallas Cowboys draft grade picks were an immediate winners in the just concluded 2012 NFL Draft last Saturday. The Cowboys finished 8-8 last season and missed the playoff in a heartbreaking loss to the New York Giants. Dallas was its own worst enemy with missed tackles, fumble recovery and failed conversion on Tony Romo's pocket sneak ins.
Just like any other struggling playoff team last season, Dallas needs to upgrade on defense and they got it when they moved up for a trade to get cornerback Morris Claiborne from LSU in Thursday NFL first round draft. The Cowboys has now Claiborne and free-agent additionready to shutdown at corners. Cowboys second pick lands them to defensive end Tyrone Crawford from Boise State. Crawford's physical play and competitiveness is an ideal at Dallas 3-4 end ready to free up lanes.
Another key pick for Dallas is outside linebacker Kyle Wilber from Wake Forest. Wilber is a quick pass rusher who can play run defense that will give edge for Dallas. The 2012 NFL Draft was very deep in talent that give Dallas scheme defense options, they pick safety Matt Johnson from small school Eastern Washington. Dallas bold move rely on Johnson's numbers in college as a smart and dominant safety who can read plays quickly and make tackles. It's still to be known if his charm will play in the NFL when 2012 season starts.
With four key pieces on Dallas Cowboys NFL Draft picks, this should transpire the America's Team back as playoff contender. Cowboys needs doesnt stop there, the team's fifth pick is athletic wide reciever Danny Coale of Virginia Tech. Some observers dubbed Coale as theof Dallas that will reinforce as Romo's target. Cowboys also make move to grab tight end James Hanna from Oklahoma in the sixth round of the NFL Draft. Hanna is a versatile player and could fit best as backup. And Dallas final pick in the draft is inside linebacker Caleb McSurdy of Montana. McSurdy's strength and physicality is ideal blocker and he can suit backup inside linebacker in the Cowboys' 3-4 defense.
Dallas Cowboys addressed the team's need of OLB, CB, S, DE, TE, WR and ILB in the 2012 NFL Draft, that said, Cowboys got Grade B++.
Analysis: Dallas needs some remedy of the missed tackles, fumble recovery and failed conversion on Tony Romo's pocket sneak ins last season. Just like any other team Dallas needs to upgrade on defense and they got it with the number one cornerback in the draft Morris Claiborne from LSU. The Cowboys has now Claiborne and new acqiured free-agent Brandon Carr ready to shutdown at corners. Goodluck NFC wide receivers.
The Dallas Cowboys announced that they have signed 21 undrafted rookie free agents according to the report. The official list of signings. -Jeff Adams, OT, Columbia -Ron Leary, OG, Memphis -Levy Adcock, OT, Oklahoma State -Taylor Dever, OT, Notre Dame -Harland Gunn, OG, Miami -Tyrone Novikoff, OT, Idaho -Tim Benford, WR, Tennessee Tech -Cole Beasley, WR, SMU -Donavon Kemp, WR, UTEP -Saalim Hakim, WR, Tarleton State -George Bryan, TE, North Carolina State -Andrew Szczerba, TE, Penn State -Lance Dunbar, RB, North Texas -Darrell Scott, RB, South Florida -Lionel Smith, CB, Texas A&M -Troy Woolfolk, CB, Michigan -Isaac Madison, CB, Arkansas -Eddie Whitley, S, Virginia Tech -Aston Whiteside, DE, Abilene Christian -Adrian Hamilton, DE, Prairie View A&M -Charley Hughlett, LS, UCF