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NFL Mock Draft 2012: Mel Kiper Has Cowboys Taking Wisconsin OG Kevin Zeitler In Second

While projecting the second round of the NFL Draft is pretty much a fool's errand, it does give an indication of the type of players that could be available.

In Mel Kiper's latest two-round mock draft, he has Dallas passing on David DeCastro in the first and taking Wisconsin OG Kevin Zeitler in the second:

45 Dallas Kevin Zeitler OG Wisconsin
Would be the top guard in the draft class in some years. If Dallas doesn't go DeCastro early, Zeitler fits here.

The early rounds have become a wasteland in the Jerry Jones regime, especially in regards to offensive linemen: Jacob Rogers and Stephen Peterman (2004), James Marten (2007), Robert Brewster (2008).

However, Wisconsin has a solid reputation for running a pro-style offense that churns out road-grading offensive linemen, and Zeitler, an athletic 6'4 315 guard, certainly seems like an excellent prospect.

Pro Football Weekly, who rates him No. 26 in the draft, breaks down his game:

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