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Dallas Cowboys Rounds 3-7 2015 Selections

And that’s it for us, folks. The Dallas Cowboys have completed their 2015 NFL Draft. There’s a general consensus online that this draft should be graded out around a C, but I’m going to give it a B/B+ simply because they addressed needs, added depth, and because the first two picks could be whoppers for us.

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]And that’s it for us, folks. The Dallas Cowboys have completed their 2015 NFL Draft. There’s a general consensus online that this draft should be graded out around a C, but I’m going to give it a B/B+ simply because they addressed needs, added depth, and because the first two picks could be whoppers for us.

Here are this year’s draft selections for Dallas:[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”Round 1 – #27 Overall” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]

Byron Jones

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We’ve already covered a bit on the Cowboys first round choice, CB Byron Jones. You can find more about that here: With the 27th Pick of the 2015 NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys Select…[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”Round 2 – #60 Overall” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]

Randy Gregory

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We’ve also got a post out looking at the controversial second round pick, EDGE Rusher Randy Gregory out of Nebraska. Take a look at that entry here: Dallas Cowboys Select EDGE Rusher Randy Gregory at #60[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_custom_heading text=”Round 3 – #91 Overall” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]

Chaz Green

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Here’s a summary of Chaz Green (OT, Florida) from Dane Brugler’s 2015 Draft Guide:

“A very tough player both physically and mentally, Green would be better known as a NFL prospect if not for his injury history. His skill-set doesn’t scream special, but he’s very consistent when on the field, playing like a seasoned veteran in pass protection with the body control, feet and instincts to mirror in his kickslide. He needs to refine his technique and intensity as a run defender, but his movement skills allow him to block with range. Green offers position versatility and has more strengths than weaknesses, but the fragile tag will be tough to shake as he repeatedly dealt with injuries over his career –worth a later round pick if the medical report card doesn’t report lingering damage.” ~ Dane Brugler[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”32px”][vc_custom_heading text=”Round 4 – #127 Overall” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]

Damien Wilson

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Damien Wilson (ILB, Minnesota) was the pick for Dallas in the fourth round. Dane Brugler had this to say in summary:

“A cousin of former teammate David Cobb, Wilson started his career as an undersized defensive end at Alcorn State, but his desire to play on a bigger stage led him to the JUCO level where he was the National Defensive Player of the Year in 2012. He spent the last two seasons at Minnesota where he developed into one of the Big Ten’s top linebackers in 2014 –lost weight, played faster with showed more confidence in the scheme. Wilson is active and directs traffic pre-snap, showing the diagnose skills to attack and finish, although his aggressive play style will get the best of him and lead to mistakes. He is well-rounded with the physical temperament that fits what NFL teams are looking for at the position –back-up at the next level and late rounder.” ~ Dane Brugler[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”32px”][vc_custom_heading text=”Round 5 – #163 Overall” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]

Nov 22, 2014; West Lafayette, IN, USA; Northwestern Wildcats running back Justin Jackson (28) runs past Purdue Boilermakers defensive end Ryan Russell (99) in the 2nd half at Ross Ade Stadium. Northwestern won the game 38-14.Mandatory Credit: Sandra Dukes-USA TODAY Sports

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Ryan Russell (DE, Purdue)

“When scouting Purdue’s past defensive line prospects like Kawaan Short, Ryan Kerrian and Bruce Gaston, it was Russell who often grabbed the attention of scouts with hisNFL size and promise. But he struggled to develop his talents the last few seasons, especially the last two years under the new coaching staff that implemented a 3-4 base scheme, which had Russell lining up all over the front-seven in a hybrid role. He iswell-rounded, but also doesn’t stand out in any area with the lackluster film to match. Although he looks the part, Russell is not the sum of his parts and lacks any type of “wow” factor –projected late rounder and back-up defensive end with a low NFL ceiling.” ~ Dane Brugler[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”32px”][vc_custom_heading text=”Round 7 – #236 Overall” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]

Mark Nzeocha

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Mark Nzeocha (OLB, Wyoming)

From NFL.com – “Nzeocha has a tremendous amount of athleticism and speed, but his instincts for the game must be developed and sharpened before he can be trusted as a full-time starter. His potential and ceiling are exciting (provided he recovers from injury), but he’s the textbook definition of project. Like the Eagles’ Bryan Braman, he has the length and speed to become a highly effective special-teams player.” ~ Lance Zierlein[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”32px”][vc_custom_heading text=”Round 7 – #243 Overall” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]

Laurence Gibson

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Laurence Gibson (OT, Virginia Tech)

“After a prep year at Hargrave Military Academy, Gibson was a four-star recruit and ultimately chose Virginia Tech over Clemson, redshirting in 2010. He played sparingly as a redshirt freshman and sophomore, seeing only 27 combined snaps on offense his first three seasons in Blacksburg. Gibson saw playing timeas a junior in 2013 and started six games at right tackle before moving to the left side in 2014, starting all 13 games there as asenior. He has adequate foot quickness and lower body coordination to shuffle and square on the edges, showing the range to get downfield in the run game. Gibson is allover the place with his eyes and limb placement, welcoming rushers into his body and failing to properly achieve angles as a run blocker. Gibson’s highlight reel is impressive, but unfortunately they came in sporadic spurts on tape and he needs time to improve his fundamentals and functional power before ready for NFL snaps –practice squadcandidate with upside.” ~ Dane Brugler[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”32px”][vc_custom_heading text=”Round 7 – #246 Overall” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]* No Photograph Available

Geoff Swaim (TE, Texas)

From NFL.com ~ “Pick Analysis: The Cowboys felt comfortable enough with this local product to give him a chance to compete for a position that has some long-term questions.” –Mark Dulgerian[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]And that’s all she wrote. Stay tuned over the next few months for updates on these prospects develop throughout the offseason and preseason.

I’ll call Jones the starter at #1 without Carr (assuming he doesn’t take a pay-cut now) and Gregory has a good shot at being successful with the steps he’s taking to overcome his immaturity.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Bryson Treece

Nothing gives me greater joy than the experience of being a Dallas Cowboys fan come time to check another victory on the schedule every Sunday. I live Inside the Star everyday and blog on it occasionally, as well. Follow us on Twitter - @InsideTheStarDC

1 Comment
  • Bryson Treece

    Got to talk with Ryan Russell on Cowboys Cast right after the draft. See what he had to say about joining the Cowboys and meeting with Coach Marinelli for the first time at SoundCloud.CowboysCast.com/ep4

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