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NFL Mock Draft 2.0: Week 16 Brings Massive Trading

Nov 12, 2016; College Station, TX, USA; Texas A&M Aggies defensive lineman Myles Garrett (15) attempts to sack Mississippi Rebels quarterback Shea Patterson (20) during the second quarter at Kyle Field. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 12, 2016; College Station, TX, USA; Texas A&M Aggies defensive lineman Myles Garrett (15) attempts to sack Mississippi Rebels quarterback Shea Patterson (20) during the second quarter at Kyle Field. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports /
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Nov 26, 2016; Tallahassee, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles defensive end Demarcus Walker (44) celebrates after the Seminoles beat the Florida Gators at Doak Campbell Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 26, 2016; Tallahassee, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles defensive end Demarcus Walker (44) celebrates after the Seminoles beat the Florida Gators at Doak Campbell Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports /

32. player. 123. . DE. Florida State. Demarcus Walker

This is truly an effort pick for the Cowboys, as DeMarcus Walker isn’t as tall or big as the other defensive ends in the draft, but no one is doubting his abilities as a pass rusher. Walker really stepped up this year for the seminoles, being a willing rush end, he was able to elevate his game in terms of getting to the quarterback. The reason he isn’t any higher on the board is because he was out of position on a few run plays that I saw.

Other than that, I saw someone who would give an effort out every play he was out there, and was able to use proper hand placement when getting his hands on a player. Being thrown out of position was troubling for Walker, as a chip block, being doubled, or being absorbed would throw out the timing of his rush. That shouldn’t be an issue for Walker going to a team that values his type of playmaking abilities, as the 4-3 alignment that the Cowboys run should only benefit Walker. DeMarcus would really need to worry about rush lanes in the NFL, as being thrown out of position could leave the linebacker vulnerable.

When I made this pick, I really wanted to grab a guy who could help out in the immediate future, with Demarcus Lawrence and Randy Gregory both dealing with suspensions this year, the Cowboys could really use pass-rusher. Walker also being able to play alongside Terrell McClain could also be beneficial, as he could avoid doubles and chip blocks at the next level. Match made in heaven in my opinion, the Cowboys get a future double digit sack guy, and Walker plays with a 4-3 team.