2013 NFL Draft Picks By Team: Cowboys
Wisconsin center Travis Frederick continues the long Badgers tradition of putting quality offensive linemen into the NFL. An intelligent player who could be an All-Pro at his position for years to come.
Frederick has the ideal height and weight for a center. He really excels as a run blocker due to power and a mauler's mentality to pursue defenders. Below-average movement skills and could use to work on his get-up when going to the second level. Uses his hands well on first contact and can drive defenders off their spot to create running lanes. Can get off the line at different angles to create space. Strength is above-average and will sometimes flash the ability to deliver pancake blocks.
Good pass blocker. Uses hands well to extend and keep defenders out of his frame. Lacks the ideal quickness to disengage and get out in front of stunts or delay blitzes. Typically forced to redirect defenders when caught out of position. Can absorb a quality bull rush without losing too much ground. Must learn to keep feet more active in both phases of blocking. This will cause him to get pushed upright at times.
Frederick projects as a second round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.... [Read More
San Diego State tight end Gavin Escobar is a versatile offensive threat. He has a big frame and great hands. Escobar should see the field as a rookie.
Given his terrific height and huge catching radius, Escobar could develop into an elite talent at his position. Blessed with catcher's mitts for hands, he can catch the ball away from his body and rarely allows the ball to hit his chest. Not an outstanding leaper, but does a nice job attacking the ball at its highest point and coming down with the catch.
Moves well off the line and doesn't seem to lumber considering his size. Breaks well to gain separation during his route tree. Lacks great explosion, yet he does manage to display a noticeable body control and can shield defenders away from the ball. Needs to continue to get a feel for reading coverages and finding open areas in zone. Can work the middle of the field with no problems. Long stride speed and can certainly get behind a linebacker for the big play.
Blocking is lacking right now and will have growing pains as an inline blocker. This is something that could keep him off the field and he'll need to find the right fit at the next level. His frame does afford him som... [Read More
Baylor Bears wide receiver Terrance Williams started off the year with a bang, highlighted by his absurd game against West Virginia where he caught 17 passes for 314 yards and two TDs. Williams is a first round candidate in the 2013 NFL Draft, but will likely find a home somewhere on Day 2.
Williams is a prototypical athlete growing into becoming a true receiver. What that means is there is room for more precise routes, improved hands, and maintaining high effort on all his routes from kickoff to the final whistle. The 6'2", 205 lb. wideout has above-average speed and average size. He isn't a burner though and will only get better by becoming more crisp in his approach to the game.
Doesn't display great hands and sometimes allows the ball into his body. Stepped up in a big way after Robert Griffin III, Kendall Wright, and Josh Gordon moved onto the NFL. Williams will need to prove he is not just a product of his high-powered offense.
This fifth-year senior has many positives, whether it is making plays downfield or working the seams on his routes. Yet there are many small nuances to the game where he is lacking. Williams is a likely second to third round pick in the 2013 ... [Read More
Georgia Southern Eagles safety J.J. Wilcox is a well-rounded player who can provide run support and play solid zone coverages. His excellent week down at the Senior Bowl has solidified him as a projected Day 2 prospect.
Wilcox has played multiple positions throughout his young football career. He can line up in the box and function as an additional linebacker. Adequate straight-line speed and enough acceleration to play a centerfield zone. Physical style of play. Looks to separate the ball from the receiver. Excellent short area quickness. Possesses enough athleticism to have starter upside at the next level.... [Read More
William & Mary cornerback B.W. Webb is a cover man specialist with elite athleticism that can stick in the hip pocket of any receiver in the game.
Webb has an excellent drop-step and uses his feet well to redirect. Great balance, gets in and out of his breaks very quickly. Glides across the field. Zone coverage also excellent and can play on an island in man coverage. Loose in the hips and can flip, turn and run without losing any speed. Solid ball skills and hands. Not a natural when returning the ball, but he's quicker than most, which can turn into yards.
Tackling is an issue. Seems to avoid most contact and will pick through crowds. Tries to evade blockers too often. Wraps and drags down the ball-carrier. Needs to add more strength and trust his body for contact.
Good route recognition. Can get a bit lost in zone coverage and trains his eyes on the quarterback. Needs to keep his head on a swivel. Sometimes a step late in breaking on the ball. Above-average leaping ability. Sufficient straight line speed with elite change of direction.
Webb projects as a third-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.... [Read More
Oklahoma State running back Joseph Randle did it all for the Cowboys in his junior season, leading the Big 12 in rushing yards and could provide three-down production at the next level.
Randle is a tall, lean back with above-average explosion and short-area movement skills. Could afford to add a bit more muscle in his lower half, which would allow him to break through more tackles. Doesn't offer much after contact. Thrives on a patient, elusive style where he follow blockers and explodes to the open field.
Quick, choppy feet through the line. High cut body can open him up to big hits at times. Can contribute as a receiver out of the backfield. Reliable hands and shows good vision in pass protection. Maintains a good pad level and keeps his shoulders square to power through as best as he can in traffic. Good acceleration and possesses enough speed to break a big run on occasion. Not a burner. Durable throughout his career and had no serious injuries.
Randle projects as a third or fourth round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.... [Read More
South Carolina Gamecocks OLB/S DeVonte Holloman is a tweener prospect who could possibly fit into a couple different positions in the NFL. Will be looked at as a special teams player who will provide depth. Strong, thick build. A bit undersized to play OLB. Athletic enough to challenge tight ends in coverage. Straight line speed is average. Former safety. DUI in 2011. Productive in multiple positions at South Carolina. Good tackler and shows good take-on abilities when dealing with blockers. Good hands and surprising lateral quickness.... [Read More