Who has impressed during practice this week and who has not been impressive with a focus on players the Cowboys are likely considering in the draft:
Remember that last year Demarcus Murray was a Senior Bowl player that Dallas noticed and drafted so good players can be found.
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Melvin Ingram OLB -S. Carolina: This guy can’t be blocked this week and he is catching the eye of coaches according to SI draft expert Tony Pauline. ARTICLE Ingram simply makes plays all over the field no matter where you put him and if you doubt that then check out his game against Georgia this year. Yes, that’s him, a defensive lineman, taking a fake punt for a score. Go Big Fella!
His size doesn’t impress so much but he has deceptive strength, excellent quickness and he just knows how to play football which should be worth something.
Dallas will have to consider this guy with the first pick because he can help the pass rush a great deal. Having a good week at Senior Bowl.
Janoris Jenkins CB N. Alabama: Showing he has skills this week. Dallas needs a CB or two and I believe they will look to draft one in the first round. Jenkins is very likely to be on the board at #14 and he can help that terrible secondary. Two Jenkins at Cb?? That could get confusing.
Kevin Zeitler Wisconsin G– Having a solid performance and may help the interior line.
Cam Johnson DE Virginia- Impressing scouts this week. Can play DE in a 3-4 defense.
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Alfonzo Dennard CB Nebraska- His stock is simply dropping this week. Struggles against WRs that are likely to be drafted. I noticed in the Bowl game with South Carolina that he struggled against Jeffery a highly ranked WR in the draft. The Cowboys already have guys that struggle in the secondary…don’t need another one.
Quinton Coples DT UNC- Highly ranked defensive lineman is just getting blocked this week. Same as he did for most of the college football season. At one time this prospect was considered a lock to go early but now his stock is dropping. Not sure what the problem is but I expect him to fall in the draft.