2011 NFL Mock Draft, SBNBA Version: 9. Dallas Cowboys- Prince Amukamara, Nebraska Cornhuskers

9. Dallas Cowboys- Prince Amukamara, Nebraska Cornhuskers

With all of the preseason hype of the Dallas Cowboys playing the Super Bowl at Jerry's Palace in Dallas, they sure had a dud of a season going 6-10. Tony Romo missing the most of the season with a broken collarbone didn't help, but for the most part the Cowboys are set on the offensive side of the all. That's why I'm picking cornerback Prince Amukamara for the Dallas Cowboys with the 6thoverall pick.

According to DraftTek.com's team needs matrix, CB is the position where the ‘Boys are hurting the most except for DE, and even with a guy like Robert Quinn still on the market, I think Amukamara is the guy who will give Dallas the most bang for their buck. At 6'0" 206 pounds, Prince has got a great build to become a lockdown defender, and with a 4.38 40-yard dash, he also shows the ability to keep up with some of the speedier wideouts in the League. He's got above average ball skills, shows good anticipation, and has a great ability to read routes and compensate accordingly.

Some scouts have pointed to the game last year against Oklahoma State and WR Justin Blackmon as a chink in his defensive armor, but if you ask me it was only one game, and players of Amukamara's caliber almost always progress into much better players in the NFL. The Cowboys haven't really had a exciting, playmaking cornerback since the days of ‘Prime Time' (not to say that Amakumara will be as good as Deion Sanders), but he could become the ‘Boys' shutdown CB, especially practicing on receivers like Miles Austin and Dez Bryant.

Dallas and Amukamara are a great match in my opinion, and could definitely make an immediate impact if he's drafted by the Cowboys. Hopefully Dallas is smart enough to listen to me. 

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Bay Area

You must be a member of SB Nation Bay Area to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Bay Area. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Bay Area

You must be a member of SB Nation Bay Area to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Bay Area. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.