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|Draft grades courtesy of Evan Silva (Sr. NFL Editor of rotoworld.com)||Follow @evansilva|
|Dallas sent the No. 82 overall pick to Carolina in exchange for moving up five spots to draft Ingram in round one. It wasn't too much to pay. Ingram's best NFL comparison is Adalius Thomas as an incredibly versatile, quick, and explosive pass rusher who can line up and win from any position in the front seven. Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan's brother, Rex, oversaw Thomas' early-career development in Baltimore. Rob will know how to best utilize Ingram.
Adams is a dynamite punt returner with receiver skills to help lessen Miles Austin's workload in the slot. Blake is a mature prospect and can challenge Phil Costa for playing time right away. Hamilton is a dime-a-dozen big body at five technique, lacking playmaking ability. Sensabaugh can make a mark on special teams. Hanna will probably go to the practice squad in year one.
The Cowboys landed two potential year-one difference makers at the top of their draft. Giving up their third-rounder to secure Ingram was well worth it. While it'd be surprising if the Cowboys got much out of their late-round picks, they added enough talent in rounds one and two for a solid B.
|1.09||9||Melvin Ingram, DE|
from South Carolina
|Adding Melvin Ingram gives the Cowboys a premier edge rusher that can line up opposite Demarcus Ware, and a player who will thrive in Rob Ryan's multiple look, hybrid 3-4 defense. As the Giants have shown with each of their previous two Super Bowl rings, pass rushing talent and depth is of utmost importance; the Cowboys take note and draft this year's most explosive 3-4 OLB|
|2.13||45||Joe Adams, WR|
|Having lost their number 3 receiver, Laurent Robinson, in free agency, the Cowboys look to add long term stability at the slot receiver position by adding Joe Adams. Adams provides the Cowboys with an explosive wideout that can work the middle of the field, attack safeties vertically, and create mismatches along the secondary. A dynamic slot receiver that can create yards after the catch, Adams would immediately add a new dimension to the Cowboys offense. Doubling as a game-changing punt returner Adams brings stability to the return game, ultimately improving starting field position. In taking the "best player available" approach, the Cowboys get an instant playmaker and contributor on both offense and special teams.|
|4.18||113||Philip Blake, C|
|Having addressed the need of offensive guard through free agency, the Cowboys will look to upgrade the center position through the draft. While Phil Costa did his best to replace Andre Gurode in 2011, Costa should not be classified as starter material. Costa struggled throughout the season to not only anchor versus interior pressure, but also with snaps (see Redskins MNF game). Phillip Blake can come in and start year one, immediately improving the interior line play. Position of need meets value for us, as Phillip Blake is a top 100 player on our board.|
|5.17||144||Dominique Hamilton, DT|
|Adding talent and depth along the defensive line is a focal point of this draft for the Cowboys. In selecting Dominique Hamilton, we bring to the mix, a defensive lineman that can play all across the front, eventually overtaking Kenyon Coleman as the starting left defensive end in our odd man front.|
|6.16||175||Coty Sensabaugh, CB|
|Starting free safety Gerald Sensabaugh's cousin, Coty Sensabaugh is a smart, fast, and savvy corner that can work effectively from either the slot or outside, adds depth to the secondary, and that can contribute on special teams.|
|7.15||205||James Hanna, TE|
|With only John Phillips backing up Jason Witten following the loss of Martellus Bennet to the Giants, the Cowboys need to add a 3rd tight end. Hanna will have the opportunity to learn behind the greatest tight end in Dallas Cowboys' history and possibly develop into Witten's eventual replacement.|
|1.09||#MockTwo: from Panthers for pick(s) 14,82|