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2015 Mock Draft: Dallas Cowboys select Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin 27th overall

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The Cowboys renew their commitment to the run game.

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The 27th pick of the 2015 Big Blue View Community Mock Draft is in!

27) Dallas Cowboys

GM - Beckhamunleashed

Pick - Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin

Explanation

Melvin Gordon is a value pick here for the Cowboys because he is the most explosive running back in the draft. If the Cowboys want to be able to contend for the NFC East Title again, they will need to replace the 1,800 yards that DeMarco Murray put up last year. Gordon rushed for over 2,500 yards in 2015 and has averaged 7.6 yards per carry over the past two seasons. He is a shifty runner who can be the reliable player in the back field that Jason Garrett needs to help balance the offense. While he won't be able to outrun defenders the way he did in college at the NFL level, he is the best option for the Cowboys at this point. Even if a deal is worked out with Adrian Peterson, Gordon would be able to spell Peterson and create a strong one two punch in the backfield. Gordon will be a long term back for the Cowboys for years to come.

Raptor's View

This pick just makes too much sense not to happen, and I really don't want to see it happen... Which means its a good pick.

For all the praise the Dallas offensive line has gotten in the last year, I believe DeMarco Murray was the biggest factor in their success last year. Tony Romo got sacked more in (roughly) four games fewer passing attempts than Eli Manning and his patchwork O-line, and their defensive averages really weren't any better than the 2013 badness. The difference, to my eye, was Murray well over 400 touches last year and being annoyingly difficult to tackle.

Gordon brings a lot of the same qualities as Murray. He could grow to be a complete 3-down back and let them keep up the commitment to the run from 2014.

The Denver Broncos are officially On The Clock!

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  2. Tennessee Titans - Marcus Mariota (QB, Oregon) - Full Story
  3. Jacksonville Jaguars - Leonard Williams (DL, USC) - Full Story
  4. Oakland Raiders - Amari Cooper (WR, Alabama) - Full Story
  5. Washington Redskins - Dante Fowler Jr. (DE/OLB, Florida) - Full Story
  6. New York Jets - Kevin White (WR, WVU) - Full Story
  7. Chicago Bears - Vic Beasley (OLB, Clemson) - Full Story
  8. Atlanta Falcons - Alvin "Bud" Dupree  (DE/OLB, Kentucky) - Full Story
  9. New York Giants - DeVante Parker (WR, Louisville) - Full Story
  10. St. Louis Rams - Brandon Scherff (OL, Iowa) - Full Story
  11. Minnesota Vikings - Andrus Peat (OT, Stanford) - Full Story
  12. Cleveland Browns - Danny Shelton (DT, Washington) - Full Story
  13. New Orleans Saints - Randy Gregory (DE/OLB, Nebraska) - Full Story
  14. Miami Dolphins - Trae Waynes (CB, Michigan St.) - Full Story
  15. San Francisco 49ers - La'El Collins (OL, LSU) - Full Story
  16. Houston Texans - Shane Ray (OLB, Missouri) - Full Story
  17. San Diego Chargers - Ereck Flowers (OT, Miami) - Full Story
  18. Kansas City Chiefs - Cam Erving (OL, FSU) - Full Story
  19. Cleveland Browns - Marcus Peters (CB, Washington) - Full Story
  20. Philadelphia Eagles - Landon Collins (S, Alabama) - Full Story
  21. Cincinnati Bengals - Malcom Brown (DT, Texas) - Full Story
  22. Pittsburgh Steelers - Jalen Collins (CB, LSU) - Full Story
  23. Detroit Lions - Todd Gurley (RB, Georgia) - Full Story
  24. Arizona Cardinals - Eli Harold (DE/OLB, Virginia) - Full Story
  25. Carolina Panthers - DJ Humphries (OT, Florida) - Full Story
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