Tim Heitman, US PRESSWIRE
April 27, 2012
The Cowboys pulled one of the early surprises of the draft, trading up to select LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne (above) at No. 6 overall. Considering the team signed free agent Brandon Carr and former starter Mike Jenkins and last season's third corner, Orlando Scandrick, Dallas now boasts arguably the league's most talented cornerbacks group. While overshadowed at Boise State, defensive end Tyrone Crawford is an intriguing athlete whose size and athleticism could be maximized in Dallas' scheme. Virginia Tech wideout Danny Coale is the opposite of most of Dallas' wide receivers. He's a good athlete who runs excellent routes and has reliable hands, rather than an extraordinary athlete who isn't quite as consistent between the sidelines as the team might want. Watch out for underrated safety Matt Johnson, who was a consistent playmaker for the 2010 FCS champion Eastern Washington Eagles and could be in position for early playing time considering the Cowboys' struggles recently at safety.