New Dallas Cowboys’ 7 Round Mock Draft: Cowboys Get a QB Not Named Manziel

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Oct 19, 2013; South Bend, IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish defensive end Stephon Tuitt (7) sacks USC Trojans quarterback Cody Kessler (6) in the fourth quarter at Notre Dame Stadium. Notre Dame won 14-10. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

2nd Round

DT Stephon Tuitt

Notre Dame

6’5” 304 lbs

The top pass-rushers and offensive linemen are all off the board. Top 1 Technique tackles, Jernigan and Nix, have also been picked. Stanford DE, Trent Murphy is available but I’m too intoxicated by Tuitt’s upside and versatility.

Tuitt has the size and athletic ability to play any position on the D-Line. He projects best as a DT or strong side DE, but the position versatility is a luxury the Cowboys need when the starting unit is largely unknown at this time.

Tuitt has long arms and is a good tackler. He can split gaps and take on extra blockers at the point of attack. He’s a smart player who has the ability to thrive in the NFL. I would have rather grabbed a pass-rushing DE in the 2nd round but none of value were available. He appears to be a good bargain in the second round and should be another day 1 starter for the Cowboys.

More defensive line in round 3…