NFL.com’s top 5 defensive prospects


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This is the NFL.com list of the top five defensive prospects for the upcoming 2013 draft.

Below are the positions that I think the Dallas Cowboys should focus on the defensive side of the ball.

Defensive ends

Damontre Moore

1. Damontre Moore, Texas A&M
2. Bjoern Werner, Florida State
3. Barkevious Mingo, LSU
4. Dion Jordan, Oregon
5. Ezekiel Ansah, BYU

In the mix: Sam Montgomery, LSU; Datone Jones, UCLA; Corey Lemonier, Auburn; Alex Okafor, Texas; Margus Hunt, SMU.

Defensive tackles

Sheldon Richardson

1. Sheldon Richardson, Missouri
 2. Star Lotulelei, Utah
 3. Sharrif Floyd, Florida
4. Johnathan Hankins, Ohio State
5. Sylvester Williams, North Carolina

In the mix: Jesse Williams, Alabama; Kawann Short, Purdue; John Jenkins, Georgia; Brandon Williams, Missouri Southern.

Safeties

Kenny Vaccaro

1. Kenny Vaccaro, Texas
2. Matt Elam (SS), Florida
3. Eric Reid, LSU
4. Phillip Thomas, Fresno State
5. John Cyprien (SS), Florida International

In the mix: Tony Jefferson, Oklahoma; T.J. McDonald, USC; Bacarri Rambo, Georgia; Duke Williams (SS), Nevada

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