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NFL Mock Draft 2012: Todd McShay Has Cowboys Taking OG Aminu Silatolu In Second Round

In the latest mock draft from Todd McShay, the ESPN Insider projects the order of the entire second round as well, and he has the Dallas Cowboys taking OG Aminu Silatolu from Midwestern State with the No. 45 overall pick:

45 Cowboys Amini Silatolu OG Midwestern State

Despite playing for Division II Midwestern State, located right outside of the DFW metroplex in Wichita Falls, Silatolu's size and athleticism has had him steadily creeping up draft boards over the last few months.

The runner-up for the Gene Upshawn Division II Lineman of the Year Award in 2011, the 6'4 311 Silatolu played left tackle at Midwestern State, but he doesn't have the wingspan or height that NFL teams want on the edge.

As a result, he will likely be moved to an OG position, which is why he isn't considered a first-round prospect, as NFL teams generally only draft truly elite interior lineman in the first round.

A highlight video from his time at Midwestern State:

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