NFL Draft rumors: Cowboys could draft Aaron Donald in first-round


The Dallas Cowboys transitioned from a 3-4 to a 4-3 under Monte Kiffin last season, but the team did not have the personnel to flawlessly execute the scheme. This offseason, the plan for Dallas appears to be addressing their front seven and bolstering their depth with some of the top players in the 2014 NFL Draft.

One of the potential targets for the Cowboys in the first-round is All-American Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald, who has been a star during draft season at the Senior Bowl and NFL Combine.

From NFL Draft insider Tony Pauline:

Word at the combine has the Dallas Cowboys going defensive front seven early and often in the draft.  Word is Aaron Donald is a possibility for the team in round one.

Donald has as quick of a first step as any defensive lineman in the 2014 draft class and has proven that he can beat offensive linemen in tight space. By adding a player like Donald inside, the Cowboys would be able to take some attention away from their edge rushers like DeMarcus Ware.

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    Bears are taking Donald at #14.