Dallas Cowboys: 2015 NFL Draft Primer

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Day 3 Targets

1. Frank Clark, Defensive End, Michigan

Before the combine, Michigan’s Frank Clark was a guy that many thought would go undrafted. However, many teams fell in love with Clark after they met him at the combine. Clark is one of the better edge rushers in this draft class and the Cowboys are a team that have taken notice. Bryan Broaddus, who also is a former scout, of DallasCowboys.com had this to say about Clark.

"“Teams have Clark off their board for off the field issues, but I am willing to bet that the Cowboys have the facts.”"

Here’s what Bob Sturm of the Dallas Morning News had to say about Clark and the possibility of the Cowboys drafting him.

"“…(Clark) would fit the profile perfectly for the type of player that Rod Marinelli is seeking and has some arguing on his behalf at Valley Ranch in the front office – an active, athletic, versatile, and disruptive player who can be another difficult assignment to block as you attempt to collapse the pocket.  He is a very rare athlete who can vertically leap 38.5″ despite being a defensive linemen, and with his motor and his bullrush strength, some team is going to be willing to deal with the media uproar to get a piece that might really come at a bargain due to the baggage.”"

2. Gabe Martin, Linebacker, Bowling Green

The Cowboys brought in many 22 players for pre-draft visits and one player not many people know about is Gabe Martin. At 6-foot-2, 225 pounds, Martin is a little undersized, but he was one of the most productive players in the history of the Mid-American Conference (MAC). The Cowboys love players who can contribute on special teams and Martin is a guy that can do that.

3. Josh Shaw, Cornerback, USC

This is the same Josh Shaw that made up the story of him lying about the pool rescue. That alone will scare away many NFL teams, but the Cowboys are intrigued by him enough to bring him in for a pre-draft visit. A cornerback and safety at USC, Shaw has solid size and he’s extremely quick. He needs help with his technique, but the potential is there for him to become a solid every-down cornerback.

4. Javorius Allen, Running Back, USC

If the Cowboys bypass the running back position early, one guy that they like in the later rounds ins Javorius Allen. At 6-foot, 220 pounds, Allen is one of the bigger backs in this draft class. Nicknamed “Buck”, Allen runs with great power and he’s coming from a pro-style offensive scheme. However, Allen runs high and there are problems with his speed.

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