Official WCG Mock Draft - Pick #14: Dallas Cowboys

Earlier today Cutler6 came off the bench to make the pick for the Arizona Cardinals (great job by the way), and as a reminder to all our mock drafters, we'll email you when it's your pick. So if the email you have on file with SBN isn't valid then you're S.O.L. Moving on... Next up is frenchbears113 making the pick for the Dallas Cowboys.

And with the 14th pick in the WCG Mock Draft, the Dallas Cowboys select...

Dre Kirkpatrick, Alabama, CB/FS

frenchbears113: There are two main issues with the Cowboys and that's the interior of their offensive line and their secondary. Another pass-rusher wouldn't hurt but I'm not as down on Anthony Spencer as some Cowboys fans are. While Brandon Carr is a big boost, they're kind of thin the rest of the way and Safety is a position they desperately need. And with DeCastro off the board there isn't an OG I'd pick this high. So with the #14 pick I decided to draft Dre Kirkpatrick.

The thinking I had behind taking Kirkpatrick at this spot is the fact that he has the build (6'3 195 pounds) to make the switch to FS. Not only that but he is also a pretty good CB. He has great fluidity, instincts and range to play FS. He doesn't have elite speed (4.51 40 time) but has pretty good closing speed, lateral quickness for a guy his size and he plays faster than his 40 time suggests. He's also adept at using his long arms to re-route receivers and is a very physical (Almost Peanut-like) corner in press coverage. He knows how to track the football and takes good angles to bring down the ball-carrier. He is considered to be one of, if not the best tackling corners in the draft. He drops his pads quickly and keeps his feet beneath him, which is something the Cowboys safeties can't seem to do well.

The drawbacks to him are that he isn't the best cover corner because he doesn't have the speed to cover the best receivers in the league and has trouble changing directions and getting in and out of his breaks. He overuses his physicality to try and limit separation and that lack of top end speed will come back to bite him in the NFL, especially when he's matched up with bigger and equally physical receivers.

All in all I think he's the best option, secondary wise, for the Cowboys at this spot. Janoris Jenkins is a better cover corner but personally I think that Kirkpatrick has a better overall skill-set and gives the Cowboys more options with however they actually decide to use him.

On the clock, picking for the Eagles: Badgers7

If you would like to know the reason behind the picks our mock drafters have made so far, check out the NFL Draft section to catch up.

Pick Team Member Back-Up Player Pos. School
1 Colts crackedcactus
Andrew Luck QB Stanford
2 Redskins
Kev H Robert Griffin III QB Baylor
3 Vikings Swarley
Matt Kalil OT USC
4 Browns suckmyditka
Morris Claiborne CB LSU
5 Buccaneers gioduder
Trent Richardson RB Alabama
6 Rams boydvv54
Justin Blackmon WR Okla St
7 Jaguars T.Moore
Michael Floyd WR N.D.
8 Dolphins boondock_saint812
Ryan Tannehill QB Texas A&M
9 Panthers Suffering from Chicago
Quinton Coples DE N.C.
10 Bills Acreman20
Riley Reiff OT Iowa
11 Chiefs TheotherDane
Dontari Poe DT Memphis
12 Seahawks myronaiii David DeCastro OG
Stanford
13 Cardinals Cutler6 Jonathan Martin
OT
Stanford
14 Cowboys frenchbears113 Dre Kirkpatrick
DB
Alabama
15 Eagles Badgers7 Sam Householder


16 Jets chitown-tony BOBdaBEAR


17 Bengals rdr3131 Steve Ronkowski


18 Chargers tks24 seanc909


19 Bears beefcurtains suckmyditka


20 Titans seanc909 dieseldc3


21 Bengals IOftenPanic Cutler6fan8


22 Browns dabears85 Tudy


23 Lions Champaign Cubbies Pete Dixon


24 Steelers thepreacher Dave Gilbert


25 Broncos j.katz myronaiii


26 Texans dieseldc3 boondock_saint812


27 Patriots oreo72910 frenchbears113


28 Packers CurtisEnisFan ThorCo


29 Ravens chiguy8506 Jason Akker


30 49ers BearNecessities TheotherDane


31 Patriots Geo4MVP Cutler6


32 Giants awfullyquiet BOBdaBEAR


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