@ChiefMN , actually Ford has shown flashes in his limited playing time, so I wouldn't rule him out, just yet, as he could blossom in year 3. And, I also wouldn't rule out Ramik Wilson or DJ Alexander (both can run and hit like a ton of bricks) as ILB candidates, either.
That said, I 'll always take an off-the edge pass-rusher, and not knowing if CB Sean Smith will be back, as well as Phillip Gaines status, I'd gladly take another CB, as well.
I have a feeling that Jerry Jones will be interested in a defensive back out of Florida State. He needs to upgrade his safety position anyway, as neither J.J. Wilcox nor Barry Church is very spectacular. Both players will be impending free agents after the 2016 season, so the Cowboys need to keep that in mind as well.
As Charlie Campbell reported, some teams are concerned about Jalen Ramsey moving to cornerback this season, but he'll ultimately find a home at safety in the NFL, given that he's seen as such a special talent at that position.
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Alex Collins, RB, Arkansas
Darren McFadden has looked good recently, but the Cowboys can't really count on him for the long term. Here's their running back of the future.
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Zack Sanchez, CB, Oklahoma
Here's another defensive back for the Cowboys, who could be searching for an upgrade at cornerback. The duo of Brandon Carr and Morris Claiborne continues to underwhelm.
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Emmanuel Ogbah, DE/3-4DE, Oklahoma State
The Cowboys may not keep Greg Hardy around for the long term and could use a bigger defensive end considering Randy Gregory and Demarcus Lawrence are undersized for a 4-3 defense.
Ogbah's totaled 59 tackles, 16.5 for a loss, three forced fumbles and 12 sacks in 2015. He has been a force in the pass rush while being solid in run defense. The 6-foot-4, 275-pounder broke out for the Cowboys in 2014 with 11 sacks, 49 tackles, 17 tackles for a loss, one forced fumble and five passes batted.
Ogbah has speed to go with size. While he isn't a blinding speed rusher, he has a decent first-step with enough quickness to win around the corner. Ogbah also has the power to beat tackles with a bull rush or a strong rip move. He has been very consistent and steady for Oklahoma State.
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Devontae Booker, RB, Utah
The Cowboys grab their running back of the future. Darren McFadden has run well at times, but at his age and with his injury history, Dallas can't count on him to be its lead back in 2016.
Booker has averaged 4.7 yards per carry this season for 1,261 yards with 11 touchdowns. He also has 37 receptions for 318 yards. Booker (5-11, 203) is a quick shifty runner who is more physical than one would think. In the NFL, he could be a good back, for a passing offense especially.
Booker broke out in 2014 with a huge season as he carried the Utes' offense. Booker averaged 5.2 yards per carry for 1,512 yards with 10 touchdowns that season. He also showed receiving ability with 43 receptions for 306 yards and two scores.
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Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota State
The Cowboys grab a young understudy to Tony Romo. Clearly, Matt Cassel and Brandon Weeden aren't good enough to be backup quarterbacks, much less be candidates to start when Romo is done.
This season, Wentz completed 64 percent of his passes for 1,669 yards with 16 touchdowns and two interceptions. He also had four rushing touchdowns. Sources say that Wentz (6-6, 235) is prospect who has caught their eye and has early-round potential. As a junior, Wentz completed 64 percent of his passes for 3,111 yard with 25 touchdowns and six interceptions. He had six touchdowns on the ground. If Wentz can have a strong week at the Senior Bowl coming off an injury, his stock could really rise with NFL evaluators.
Somehow, the Cowboys will find ways to win. Last year they had DeMarco Murray play the role of bell-cow and wisely let him hit the market, since running backs tend to have a down year after a season with an extremely high number of touches. Now it looks like Tony Romo will spearhead another Cowboys run, even with Dez Bryant missing a few games. Now imagine how much more threatening the Cowboys offense will be with the monstrous Derrick Henry in the backfield. He’s exactly what everyone wants in a power back: 242 pounds, but surprisingly agile for a big back. Good receiver corps, great offensive line and an even better QB, the final piece of the puzzle is the Heisman candidate Derrick Henry.
Dem 'Boys step in front of Baltimore and steal Ozzie Newsome's thunder. Dallas shouldn't be drafting this early on for a while so they make the most of it by adding another game-breaking wide receiver. Jerry Jones has seen what losing Dez Bryant did to his team, with another Dez-like talent he can prevent that from happening again. Add Treadwell to a team that could sign Adrian Peterson and Super Bowl LI isn't out of the question.