2010 NFL Draft: Jared Odrick, Devin McCourty Almost Became Cowboys

May 4, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Coach Wade Phillips just confirmed on Galloway & Co. that, had the Cowboys not traded up to select Dez Bryant in the first round, they would have selected either Penn State DT/DE Jared Odrick or Rutgers CB Devin McCourty (in that order).
Since Odrick didn’t get drafted until Miami’s 28th overall selection, we can safely conclude that he would have been the Cowboys’ selection. We had Odrick being selected by Dallas in a few mock drafts, including here , here , and here , and thought he would be a good fit in Big D.
This is what we said about Odrick in February:
This pick may come as a bit of a shocker, but we really think it is a strong possibility for the Cowboys.  So many mocks have Dallas selecting Idaho G Mike Iupati, a player for which team execs “perked up” during the Senior Bowl.  With him still on the board, he could be the selection.  In our opinion, though, Odrick could have a more immedia...

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