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Things You Should Know
1. Is Devin Smith a first-round pick for the Cowboys?
Interestingly enough, the Cowboys brought in only one receiver for a pre-draft visit and that player was Ohio State’s Devin Smith. If the Cowboys are on the clock and their favorite prospects aren’t on the board, it wouldn’t come as a surprise if the Cowboys traded down and added Smith. In terms of his speed and his deep-ball ability, Smith is perhaps the best receiver in this draft class. By adding Smith, the Cowboys would add another dimension to their offense.
2. Running Backs and Defensive Ends dominate the pre-draft visits
Knowing that the Cowboys brought in six running backs and six defensive ends for pre-draft visits, it should be said that the Cowboys plan to go after a running back and a defensive end early in the draft. However, don’t be surprised if cornerback and defensive tackle are in the mix as well.
3. The man you haven’t heard a lot about
Let’s go back to Gabe Martin. I talked about his production at Bowling Green. In his career there, Martin had 246 tackles, 31 tackles for losses, 10 sacks, one fumble recovery, and three interceptions. Although he struggles against tight ends and slot receivers, Martin is terrific at recognizing the play and finding the ball-carrier. The Cowboys seem to be set with their starting linebackers, but Rolando McClain is on a one-year deal, Sean Lee has problems staying healthy, and backups Andrew Gachkar and Jasper Brinkley are most certainly not locks to make the starting roster.
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