GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 02: Andrew Luck #12 and David DeCastro #52 of the Stanford Cardinal celebrate after Luck threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Zach Ertz #86 in the third quarter against the Oklahoma State Cowboys during the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl on January 2, 2012 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Three Big 12 players -- Justin Blackmon, Robert Griffin III and Ryan Tannehill -- are projected to go in the top ten.
In the latest mock draft from SBNation, and the first one since the early entry deadline for college underclassmen, Ryan Van Bibber has the Dallas Cowboys taking Stanford OG David DeCastro with the No. 14 overall pick in the first round:
Finally, some attitude and meanness to the Cowboys interior line. DeCastro should probably be a top ten pick; he is that good. Derrick Dockery will be a free agent after spending the better part of the season injured.
DeCastro, a 6'5 310 redshirt junior, was one of the key figures on a dominating offensive line that helped Andrew Luck become the consensus No. 1 overall pick as well as lead Stanford back to national prominence. He was a first-team All Pac-10 selection as a sophomore and was a unanimous All-American last year.
And while Cowboys fans have been dreaming about LSU CB Morris Claiborne or Alabama CB Dre Kirkpatrick ever since the Dallas secondary made Victor Cruz a star on national TV, Van Bibber has both SEC stars going in the first seven picks.
Several area college players are getting high first-round talk, with WR Justin Blackmon of Oklahoma State at No. 4 to the Cleveland Brown, QB Robert Griffin III of Baylor at No. 6 to the Washington Redskins, QB Ryan Tannehill of Texas A&M at No. 9 to the Miami Dolphins and WR Kendall Wright of Baylor at No. 19 to the Chicago Bears.
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