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Good talent should be available for Cowboys late in first round

UCLA defensive lineman Owamagbe Odighizuwa is equally good against the run and the pass.
UCLA defensive lineman Owamagbe Odighizuwa is equally good against the run and the pass. AP

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.

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