With his scintillating workout numbers and collegiate accolades, Pittsburgh’s Aaron Donald is viewed as the preeminent three-technique defensive tackle in the 2014 NFL Draft. The Cowboys seem to be a perfect landing spot for Donald’s services, argues Rainer Sabin of The Dallas Morning News.
Donald was a first-team All-America selection and garnered every award save for the Heisman Trophy. Sabin contends that Donald could pair with recently signed defensive tackle Henry Melton in 2014 — who signed a one-year deal — then take over as a cornerstone on the defensive line going forward.
More news and notes from the National Football Conference…
- The Seahawks didn’t blitz a whole lot, but when they did, they made it count, writes Nathan Jahnke of Pro Football Focus.
- A look at the second chance given to Lions quarterback Dan Orlovsky, by Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press.
- It’s a relationship of trust between Packers head coach Mike McCarthy and defensive coordinator Dom Capers, according to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
- At long last, the Cowboys are paying attention to the salary cap, via columnist Rick Gosselin of The Dallas Morning News.
- Though there is no agreement at this point, Charlotte Observer beat writer Joe Person reports via Twitter that the Panthers are still talking with safety Thomas DeCoud.