INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 25: Offensive lineman David DeCastro of Stanford participates in a drill during the 2012 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 25, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
According to the Dallas Star-Telegram, the Dallas Cowboys have circled four prospects for the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft, of which two (maybe even three) could be of significant interest for Cincinnati. Clarence E. Hill Jr. writes that Stanford guard David DeCastro and LSU defensive lineman Michael Brockers are two players that the Dallas Cowboys are interested with. Other players include Mississippi State defensive tackle Fletcher Cox and Alabama safety Mark Barron.
Jones is open to moving up if two or three players fall within range, namely Cox or LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne, according to a source. Claiborne is expected to go in the top five.
"Yes, that is a possibility," Jones said. "I don't want to say one player. But there are players we would go for."
He is definitely open to moving down in the draft if he got the right offer to add value. Jones said he's already received calls and made calls about potential trade scenarios.
Theoretically the Bengals could also be interested with Alabama safety Mark Barron, but no soul in this great country believes he'll fall to Cincinnati's No. 17 slot. DeCastro is an interesting selection. Though he does address a need, there's a growing belief that the Bengals won't address offensive guard in the first round -- hopefully that belief is dead-wrong.