The Cowboys will select 27th in the 2015 NFL Draft. Here are prospects whom CBS Sportsline draft analyst Dane Brugler targets for the Cowboys, along with his comments:
DE Owa Odighizuwa, UCLA: Cowboys drafted a gifted pass rusher (DeMarcus Lawrence) last year, and “Diggy,” who is well-rounded vs. the run and pass, would be a nice complement opposite him.
RB Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin: If DeMarco Murray departs, the Cowboys will likely draft a running back, probably in the second- or third-round range. But if Gordon is still on the clock at 27, he might be too good to pass up.
OT T.J. Clemmings, Pittsburgh: Could the Cowboys add another first-rounder on that offensive line? Probably a longshot, but right tackle might be a need on draft day, and Clemmings is a mauler on the right side.
DT Malcom Brown, Texas: An in-state product, Brown would give the Cowboys depth on the interior, and Rod Marinelli could take advantage of his versatility to play both the one- and three-technique spots.
CB Marcus Peters, Washington: A top-10 talent on tape, Peters was kicked out of Washington for run-ins with the coaching staff. But he could be worth the gamble late in the first round because of his ability.