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2012 NFL Draft: Cornerback, Guard Among Deepest Positions In Draft, Per NFP

Most draft analysts believe that the biggest needs for the Cowboys are at cornerback and guard. Luckily for them, according to National Football Post's Wes Bunting, those are two of the five deepest positions in the this year's draft class.

Many mock drafts have the Cowboys, who go on the clock at No. 14, picking Stanford guard David DeCastro, but if they don't, they may be able to find a serviceable guard in the next couple rounds:

From top to bottom this might be the most impressive offensive guard class I've seen since I've been doing this. There is a pair of potential first round picks in Stanford's David DeCastro and Georgia's Cordy Glenn, with a number of potential second/third round options who have the ability to come in and play at a high level early in their NFL career.

Other than DeCastro, some of the guards they list who are top-100 picks in this year's draft class are Georgia's Cordy Glenn, Miami's Brandon Washington and Midwestern State's Amini Silatolu.

Other mock drafts have the Cowboys selecting a corner like Dre Kirkpatrick or Janoris Jenkins at No. 14. However, if they select an offensive lineman in the first round, there could be good corners available in the second round:

With the number of early entries declaring at the cornerback position, it allowed some of the top ranked senior corners to slide down boards a bit and create not only a very solid class toward the top end of round one, but improved the overall depth throughout rounds two/four. Therefore, you can now find solid corners capable of playing in both man and zone concepts throughout the top-100 picks.

Some of the other corners in this year's draft class are LSU's Morris Claiborne, Georgia's Brandon Boykin and Oklahoma's Jamell Flemming.

Luckily for the Cowboys, it seems that they may be able to fill their biggest needs in the first two rounds without much of a problem.

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