Cowboys Stick with Defense in Rounds 2 and 4

The Cowboys have had their chances to draft a tackle, given that Maryland’s Bruce Campbell did not go until the fourth round. However, the Cowboys (as is more typical than their pick of Dez Bryant) snagged to defensive players in the second and fourth rounds.

Sean Lee, LB, Penn State

Sean Lee was the Cowboys' 2nd round pick.

Lee is supposed to provide depth this year at inside linebacker. At the worst, he may be a long-term replacement for Bobby Carpenter as a backup and as a special teams player. If things work out, Lee could eventually replace Keith Brooking.

The Cowboys picked up linebackers Jason Williams and Victor Butler last year, and if Williams shows development, Carpenter may be may be out.

Here is more on Lee.

Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, CB/S, Indiana (Pa.).

The Cowboys will apparently attempt to convert Owusu-Ansah to safety, and if so, the team has addressed one if its big needs. He is also a good returner and could take over duties on kickoff return.

Here is more on Owusu-Ansah.

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The Cowboys have three more picks, including two sixth round picks and a seventh. If the Cowboys take a tackle with one of these picks, here are some options:

Selvish Capers, West Virginia (awesome name)

Kyle Calloway, Iowa

Ciron Black, LSU

[Update: Okay, so these names were way off. The Cowboys took Notre Dame’s Sam Young]


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