Kiper’s First Three Picks for Dallas: OT, CB, S
Mel Kiper from ESPN is one of several commentators who think that Dallas will take USC tackle Tyron Smith with the ninth pick in the draft. Here are Kiper’s comments:
A number of times this year, I’ve noted how Dallas might look to trade down. After all, picking in the top 10 of this draft wasn’t likely to allow them to get full value if they targeted an offensive tackle, something many wish Jerry Jones would have done in 2010. Well, in Smith, they have the option of taking a player who projects as a future blindside tackle, and he’s in a perfect spot in terms of value, having risen all the way to No. 9 on the Big Board. It’s a need pick, and a player who could help Dallas in short order.
Two days ago, Bob Strum at the Dallas Morning News, as have several bloggers.
As for Kiper’s second- and third-round picks, he predictably saw Dallas taking defensive backs. In the second round, he has Dallas taking Miami cornerback Brandon Harris. Kiper’s third-round pick for Dallas is North Carolina safety Da’Norris Searcy.