Round Four – Tim Settle – Defensive Tackle – Virginia Tech
I was surprised when I saw Settle available later in the fourth as I kept doing simulations. I was hoping Josey Jewell would drop, but he just wouldn’t fall. Settle not only fills a need, but fits Rod Marinelli’s scheme fairly well.
Settle is a monster of a man and looks like a traditional 1-tech defensive tackle. Looks, as they say, can be deceiving. Settle is actually more of a 3-tech defensive tackle and can actually play anywhere on the defensive line. His agility jumps out watching him for a man of his size, and his power combined with that would add pressure up the middle that Marinelli loves.
Settle will need to work on his weight a little as well as conditioning. He is still a little raw and can find himself off balance at times. This should improve if he can control the weight around the middle. He will be part of a rotation, so the Cowboys should be able to use him earlier rather than later.
Other names: Derrick Nnandi and Marcell Ateman
Round Five – Bo Scarbrough – Running Back – Alabama
The Dallas Cowboys decide to move up in the fifth round to secure depth at running back. Bo Scarbrough would make an excellent third down running back and could be a starter if something were to happen to Elliott.
This is a pick that might surprise some, as the Cowboys could look to add another wide receiver at this point in the draft. After looking at the depth chart, the Cowboys are clearly in need of another running back, enter Scarbrough.
Scarbrough is not a pass catching running back, but he is a hard nosed, short yardage back. He is great in blitz pickup and when he hits full speed can take one to the house. He will certainly need to work on pass catching and does have some durability concerns, but would add value to the backfield. If he can work on his hands, this is a great pickup for the long term.
Other names: Korey Robertson and Allen Lazard