2011 Cincy Jungle Mock Draft - Round 3 - Dallas Cowboys Select...

With the 71st pick in the 2011 Ciny Jungle mock draft, JimOijk represented the Dallas Cowboys and selected...

Christian Ballard - DE - Iowa

 At the start of the draft,  the Cowboys needed defense, especially a 3-4 defensive end, defensive backs(both safeties and a corner), a right tackle, and a left guard. We drafted the best player available instead of filling needs and took outside linebacker Robert Quinn and Guard/Tackle Danny Watkins.  In the third round we believe that the best player available fits a need in defensive end Christian Ballard.


With a safety and cornerback taken immediately ahead of us, we really only considered Ballard at this spot. Many people grade him a second round talent and we think he will be a steal.  He has been labeled an underachiever; however, he was consistently involved in plays, and was overshadowed by All-American Adrian Clayborn. He entered college as a tight end and switched sides to play defensive line, which slowed his development. He was also hurt by his versatility as he moved around the line in college, but the consistency of playing one position in the pros should help him learn and  improve statistically. We believe he will be  a solid starter at our 3-4 defensive end spots for at least five years. We feel that we have improved our team.  We will problay look for a saftey and right tackle in free agency once a CBA is signed, and will also draft developmental players at corner, safety and right tackle in the next 4 rounds.

 

 

Draft Overview:

 

# Team Picked By Name/Positon of Pick
1 Carolina James Shively Nick Fairley / DT
2 Denver sexsalad Patrick Peterson / CB
3 Buffalo Elguapo09 Von Miller / OLB
4 Cincinnati Jason Garrison +2 A.J. Green / WR
5 Arizona Broski Da'Quan Bowers / DE
6 Cleveland Joe Goodberry Marcell Dareus / DL
7 San Francisco Heybrown Prince Amukamara / CB
8 Tennessee Oxalis Cam Newton / QB
9 Dallas Jim0ijk Robert Quinn / DE
10 Washington Pardon_My_French Blaine Gabbert / QB
11 Houston Joe27 Julio Jones / WR
12 Minnesota CarsonOrBust Tyron Smith / OL
13 Detroit The_Black_Stripes Cameron Jordan / DL
14 St. Louis Jaegner Aldon Smith / DE
15 Miami JaredM Mark Ingram / RB
16 Jacksonville Whodatchemsit JJ Watt / DE
17 New England (from Oakland / Seymour) UpStateMike Anthony Castonzo / OT
18 San Diego Quickslant Mike Pouncey / OG
19 New York Giants TheDealio Akeem Ayers / OLB
20 Tampa Bay Doc Scratch Ryan Kerrigan / DE
21 Kansas City Indesignkat Corey Liuget / DT
22 Indianapolis Ddbumpus Nate Solder / OT
23 Philadelphia Buckeyenut12 Gabe Carimi / OT
24 New Orleans FriarBob Cameron Heyward / DE
25 Seattle IgnatiusJReilly Jake Locker / QB
26 Baltimore FriarBob Adrian Clayborn / DE
27 Atlanta TruWhoDey Justin Houston / DE/OLB
28 New England UpStateMike Muhammad Wilkerson / DL
29 Chicago Bsmith4256 Derek Sherrod / OL
30 New York Jets Polo_614 Phil Taylor / DT
31 Pittsburgh Jason Garrison Jimmy Smith / CB
32 Green Bay Sean Weaver Stephen Paea / DL
33 New England (from Carolina / Armanti Edwards) UpStateMike Brooks Reed / OLB
34 Buffalo Elguapo09 Allen Bailey / DE
35 Cincinnati Jason Garrison +2 Christian Ponder / QB
36 Denver sexsalad Kyle Rudolph / TE
37 Cleveland Jason Garrison Torrey Smith / WR
38 Arizona Broski Rodney Hudson / OG
39 Tennessee Oxalis Marvin Austin / DT
40 Dallas Jim0ijk Danny Watkins / OG
41 Washington Pardon_My_French Jonathan Baldwin / WR
42 Houston Joe27 Rahim Moore / FS
43 Minnesota CarsonOrBust Ryan Mallet / QB
44 Detroit The_Black_Stripes Stefen Wiesnewski / C/G
45 San Francisco Heybrown Andy Dalton / QB
46 Denver (from Miami / Brandon Marshall) sexsalad Drake Nevis / DT
47 St. Louis Jaegner Leonard Hankerson / WR
48 Oakland NoodleXV Brandon Harris / CB
49 Jacksonville Whodatchemsit Aaron Williams / S
50 San Diego Quickslant Jabaal Sheard / DE
51 Tampa Bay Doc Scratch Martez Wilson / MLB
52 New York Giants TheDealio Mikel Leshoure / RB
53 Indianapolis Ddbumpus Titus Young / WR
54 Philadelphia Buckeyenut12 Davon House / CB
55 Kansas City Indesignkat Sam Acho / OLB
56 New Orleans FriarBob Mason Foster / OLB
57 Seattle IgnatiusJReilly Marcus Cannon/ OG/OT
58 Baltimore Joe Goodberry Ben Ijalana / T-G
59 Atlanta TruWhoDey
Ryan Williams / RB
60 New England UpStateMike
Quinton Carter / S
61 San Diego (from NYJets / Antonio Cromartie) Quickslant
Colin McCarthy / LB
62 Chicago Bsmith4256 Tandon Doss/ WR
63 Pittsburgh FriarBob Will Rackley/ OG/OT
64 Green Bay Sean Weaver Randall Cobb/ WR
65 Carolina James Shively Colin Kaepernick/ QB
66 Cincinnati Jason Garrison +2 Curtis Brown/ CB
67 Denver Jason Garrison Demarco Murray / RB
68 Buffalo Elguapo09 Ras-I Dowling / CB
69 Arizona Broski Deandre McDaniel / SS
70 Cleveland FriarBob


Jurrell Casey / DT

71 Dallas Jim0ijk Christian Ballard / DE
72 New Orleans (from Washington / Jammal Brown) FriarBob
73 Houston Joe27
74 New England (from Minnesota / Randy Moss) UpStateMike
75 Detroit The_Black_Stripes
76 San Francisco Heybrown
77 Tennessee Oxalis
78 St. Louis Jaegner
79 Miami JaredM
80 Jacksonville Whodatchemsit
81 Oakland NoodleXV
82 San Diego Quickslant
83 New York Giants TheDealio
84 Tampa Bay Doc Scratch
85 Philadelphia Buckeyenut12
86 Kansas City Indesignkat
87 Indianapolis Ddbumpus
88 New Orleans FriarBob
89 San Diego (from Seattle / Charlie Whitehurst) Quickslant
90 Baltimore Jason Garrison
91 Atlanta TruWhoDey
92 New England UpStateMike
93 Chicago Bsmith4256
94 New York Jets Polo_614
95 Pittsburgh Joe Goodberry
96 Green Bay Sean Weaver
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