Earlier this week, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones more or less shot down the idea that the team would seriously consider drafting Johnny Manziel if he slipped to the No. 16 overall pick, saying they most likely won’t look at quarterbacks in the early rounds at all.
In an interview with 103.3-FM ESPN Radio on Tuesday, ESPN Draft expert Mel Kiper said Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald--a prospect who was long considered a likely target for the Cowboys’ top pick--isn’t really an option either.
“I’ll say no chance. Zero percent chance Aaron Donald is there (at No. 16). … I don’t see any way,” Kiper said, via the Dallas Morning News. “He’s the third best defensive player in this draft by far, and that’s behind Clowney and Mack who both are in line to be the No. 1 pick. Do the math. A defensive tackle in today’s NFL who dominated the regular season, dominated the Senior Bowl practices, dominated the combine, did everything perfect, how is he going to drop down to 16?”
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