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.


  • Dallas968

    no way searcy is picked at 71

  • If he’s the first pick for Dallas I hope their second pick is a CB.

  • Dallas picks: 9, 40, 71, 109, 140, 171 and 202. So: OL, CB, ILB, FB , DE, Kicker and OL.

  • they need QB , prefer Cam Newto, Romo not the complete QB,Kitner showed him how to use his back to help move the chains, both corner need replacing, move newman to safety and we wont need to draft one.need play making middle linebacker, nee bigger stonger center need tackle of course.

  • Feifdog

    I just hope their first pick is a safety. The defensive backfield is THE BIGGEST difficiency on the team.

  • Jones jr

    Ras I Dowling & Greg Little should be on this team