Looking ahead at the Dallas Cowboys in the NFL draft

With the NFL draft less than a month away, I’m trying to figure out what the Dallas Cowboys will do – especially with their first pick at No. 17 overall.

Most of the NFL mock drafts have the Dallas Cowboys taking a defensive back with their first pick, No. 17 overall. The favorite is cornerback C.J. Henderson from Florida. Also seeing LSU cornerback Kristian Fulton and Alabama safety Xavier McKinney.
Alabama safety Xavier McKinney – YouTube video

I’ve seen a couple of NFL mock drafts that have the Dallas Cowboys taking an edge rusher with the first pick, No. 17 overall – either K’Lavon Chaisson from LSU or A.J. Edpenesa from Iowa.
LSU edge K’Lavon Chaisson – YouTube video

If I’m the Dallas Cowboys, I don’t pick an edge rusher in the first round unless I believe your player is a real game-changer. There will be a lot of edge rushers available in the second round.

There are three receivers in the NFL draft who are rated above everyone else: Oklahoma’s CeeDee Lamb, Alabama’s Jerry Jeudy and Alabama’s Henry Ruggs. Expect all three to be gone before the Cowboys pick at No. 17.
Oklahoma receiver CeeDee Lamb – YouTube video

I would love to see Iowa OT Tristan Wirfs available for the Dallas Cowboys in the NFL draft. Doesn’t seem likely he is still around at No. 17. Most mock drafts I have seen have him picked in the top 10 and even the top 5.
Iowa tackle Tristan Wirfs – YouTube video

Expect the Dallas Cowboys to pick a cornerback in the first round of the NFL draft, probably Florida’s C.J. Henderson, Alabama’s Trevon Diggs or LSU’s Kristian Fulton.
Florida cornerback C.J. Henderson – YouTube video

Look for the Dallas Cowboys to pick an edge rusher in the second round and offensive lineman, focusing on center, in the third round of the NFL draft.
Florida edge Jabari Zuniga – YouTube video

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