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

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Dec 30, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Arizona State Sun Devils defensive tackle Will Sutton (90) during the second half against the Texas Tech Red Raiders in the Holiday Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium. Texas Tech won 37-23. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

3rd Round

 DT Will Sutton

Arizona State

6’1” 303 lbs

Will Sutton is someone we have been tracking for a while. He’s a guy who has a 3rd round ranking but 1st round potential.  Many teams are split on Will. He appears to have vast potential but never quite seems to realize it. My gamble is if potential is there, Rod Marinelli can get him to realize it.

Sutton is an ideal 3-technique DT. He’s stoutly built but explosive through the gaps. He’s a smart player who recognizes plays almost before they develop. He’s strong and versatile and has played just about every position on the DL. He’s a player who always finds a way into the backfield.

Sutton comes with risk too. He’s undersized which could impact his ability to play every snap. He also was academically ineligible in 2011 because of poor grades. He seems like a smart man so the grades can most likely be blamed on laziness rather than ability. By this point everyone has some warts and his potential and ability far outweigh his negatives.

Now the QB of the future…