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Dallas Cowboys Rumors: Derrick Henry Draws Comparison To Epic Draft Bust, Not Top Target [VIDEO]

Raimundo Ortiz
By Raimundo Ortiz @AroundtheMundo
on Feb 11, 2016 09:07 AM EST
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The Cowboys made the playoffs in 2014 on the strength of their running game, which was led by the NFL’s top offensive line, and the leading rusher in the league, DeMarco Murray. Last season the production dipped dramatically; Darren McFadden was an improvement on Joseph Randle, but they missed Murray.

The Cowboys will have a chance to fix that situation by picking 2016 Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry out of Alabama. That is, if they’re convinced he can continue to thrive at the NFL level. Former NFL personnel man and current Dallas radio host Bryan Broaddus thinks drafting Henry would be a big mistake.

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That’s a tough critique for Henry, who rushed for 2,219 yards and 28 touchdowns in 2015, and piled up 158 yards and scored three times in the National Championship game against top-ranked Clemson.

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Dallas is more likely to try and help their defense with the fourth pick, and perhaps aim for help in the running game later. The top player on the Cowboys’ draft board right now is reportedly Florida State cornerback Jalen Ramsey, according to DraftInsider.net. Ramsey, listed at 6’1, 202 pounds, was credited with 15 ½ tackles for loss, five sacks and three interceptions in three seasons with the Seminoles.

ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. had Ramsey to the Jaguars at No. 5 in his first mock draft, and wrote “Ramsey is a great corner or a great safety, a fit in any secondary given his skill set and incredible athleticism. Those athlete credentials? Well, consider that he's long-jumping at roughly an Olympic level in, essentially, a second sport that he really can't commit to full-time. A worthy top-five talent in the secondary.”

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