The latest, trendiest mock draft pick for the Dallas Cowboys seems to be Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald, widely regarded as maybe the best interior defensive lineman in the class.
Among those who have predicted the Cowboys will go this way in May is Nate Davis of USA Today.
“A defense that ranked last in the NFL in 2013 needs help,” writes Davis. “Donald might be the perfect addition to a line that's charged with creating pressure without much blitz help in Dallas' scheme.”
Almost all mock drafts we’ve read have Dallas, who will select at No. 17, going after defensive help in the first round, either at defensive line or safety.
Donald could certainly bring some much needed help to a constantly ailing and rapidly aging front four. He was named a consensus All-American and the ACC’s Defensive Player of the Year--as well as the winner of the Chuck Bednarik Award, the Bronco Nagurski Trophy and the Outland Trophy--in 2013, when he recorded 59 tackles, 28.5 tackles for a loss and 11 sacks.
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