Chris Cordova of Taos, New Mexico, self proclaimed Cowboys expert, claims that the Dallas Cowboys should stay away from Johnny Manziel, QB from Texas A&M in the 2014 NFL Draft. His reasons are that Manziel is simply Tony Romo reborn. Another reason is that with the porous defense we had in 2013 it makes no sense to go after mini-Romo when big-Romo still has at least 3 good seasons left to come. It would make more sense to draft Ha-Ha Clinton-Dix, Aaron Lynch, or Dee Ford, maybe even Jim Jeffcoat's kid Jackson Jeffcoat (I think he's more of a 3rd rounder myself). Anyway, Cordova went on to tell me that with at least 3 good years left in Romo we could wait until a draft or two from now for a new QB, being that Romo through 15 games was still better than 3/4 of the QB's in the NFL. Per Jason Witten, "I have caught a lot of balls over the years and it's the same zip, same as always. He looks good."
Chris makes some valid points, I personally think that if Manziel falls to #16 it's a perfect opportunity to pick up some extra picks in addition to the many we already have this year. Future picks are a value also and with teams like Jacksonville needing a QB, you never know what will happen this year, if the Jaguars take someone like Khalil Mack with their first and Manziel is there in the middle of the 1st round, Jacksonville may try to trade back in and give up something, say their 2nd round pick and future picks, May 8th can't get here soon enough everyone!
I will have my top 100 players posted by this weekend, definitely before the prime-time event kicks off on the 8th (I have a final project and a few other things for UNM due this weekend which are cutting into my time).
Don't be surprised if Dallas jumps at a WR in this draft after losing Miles Austin either. Odell Beckham Jr. and Sammy Watkins have had their names thrown out by Bill Jones and Bryan Broaddus on Talkin' Cowboys. Here's a link to Bryan's top 50 prospects for this upcoming year for your review in the meantime!
Bryan Broaddus' Top 50