My cousin Todd McShay has released his third mock draft to much fanfare today at ESPN.com. Only ESPN Insiders are allowed to peruse his entire first round, but I'm risking everything to let you know his NFC East choices. Please do not tell anyone that you saw this on the Beast today:
I don't want to give away everything for free, but here's what McShay said about Watt: The team's most pressing need is for a 5-technique (defensive end) in its 3-4 scheme. The Cowboys are also aging along the offensive line and need some depth/future starters at inside linebacker and safety. Dallas would have a tough call in this scenario, but Watt will continue to fly up boards because of his versatility and nonstop motor. Watt is capable of making an immediate impact on all three downs as a rookie. Finding a player like Watt to generate inside pressure would be a great complement to OLB DeMarcus Ware's edge-rushing ability.
Mosley's take: I think the Cowboys are praying that one of those cornerbacks slips to No. 9, but Watt would be a solid choice. The only problem is that I don't believe that DE is as big a need as offensive line, cornerback and safety. I think you could wait and still find a capable defensive end in the second round.