Found April 28, 2012 on Know Your Dallas Cowboys: The Blog:

Instead of taking a defensive tackle with the #14 pick on Thursday, the Cowboys traded up to grab a corner in Morris Claiborne. Several thought the Cowboys would find a way to get back into the second round by trading cornerback Mike Jenkins, but it didn’t happen.

Instead, the Cowboys stayed put at #81 and took Boise State defensive end Tyrone Crawford. It was hardly a pick that grabbed headlines, but it also did not draw anything negative. None of the commentary I’ve seen has said that this was a bad pick.

Here is a video showing a few “highlights” from a couple Boise State games. Crawford (#40) had a few good plays, but nothing overwhelming.

NFL.com had Crawford rated at 77.5, while ESPN rated him at 75. He is above average overall only average in terms of pass rush according to ESPN.

Two defensive tackles were available after Crawford, including Brandon Thompson of Clemson.

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