Cowboys Nation: Let's start at the top of the receiver class. I've seen a lot of fluidity with Tavon Austin's grade. Some people really like him and others think he's a slot only. I've seen him in the top 20 and in the top 50. Where does he line up, according to what you're heard?
TD: I still think he's got the ability to go in the 1st round. It only takes one team to make the call on him. The second thing is he's so dynamic. Look at what the Patriots paid for Danny Amendola, the Broncos for Wes Welker. Those guys are starting receivers now. The 3rd receiver is a starting receiver. It's not like he won't be on the field.
At the same time it's a really deep draft for receivers, where you could look at a guy like Marquise Goodwin or a Ryan Swope or Josh Boyd. Guys that can play similar role and can develop into good slot players. I'd say that's the one thing that could work against Tavon Austin. Do you pay a priority position price for him when you could get a Swope or a Goodwin in the 3rd round, or a guy like Ace Sanders from South Carolina in the 4th or maybe the 5th round?
CN: Given that slot receiver is becoming a regular position, who are the safeties who can best move over the slot and cover him or do a decent job on a slot guy with some help?
TD: First, I think you have to look at guys who are built lower to the ground. Guys who can move their feet and chance directions. Looking at free safety [Kenny] Vaccaro can do that. He's only 6'0". Then you look at the rest of the guys... Philip Thomas from Fresno State has some ability, but you're not trusting him consistently to turn and run because he doesn't have elite speed. You're better off putting him in tigher areas where he can be more physical.
Looking at some of the squattier guys, I think Matt Elam can work well in a tight area. I think he could be more effective. I think Jonathan Cyprien could be good. He's got some man-to-man cover skills . Shamarko Thomas from Syracuse is 5'9", he ran well, he's got a cornerback background. Those are the top guys.
When you're looking at the taller guys, a Robert Lester or a T.J. McDonald. Those are guys who you absolutely wouldn't trust, because they're so high they don't have that short-area quickness. They have longer speed, but it takes them a while to build up that speed.
Then you look at some cornerbacks who could make the move inside. I've heard a lot of teams are looking at Jonathan Banks from Mississippi State as a safety. The big concern with him is he's only 185. He's one guy who's intriguing in the 2nd round safety class. He could join that group. He doesn't have great deep speed.
Next: TD plays some four player parlays, with different four-round permutations for guards, right tackles, defensive linemen and safeties.