Following Master Klepp’s lead it’s about time the Dallas Cowboys get some draft love.
Despite not having a first round pick (much to October Tommy’s shagrin) this team has needs across the board and 5 picks to fill them.
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Round 2 Pick 58: Charles Omenihu DL Texas
An incredibly versatile lineman that could do wonders for a group thats been decimated this offseason. Omenihu spent time both on the EDGE and inside. His rare combination of size, length, and versatility will give Rod Marenilli a high floor/high ceiling prospect to help bolster this unit.
Round 3 Pick 90: JJ Arcega-Whiteside WR Stanford
I will be shocked if Arcega-Whiteside is still on the board in round 3, but this is the BPA and fits a need as WR2 next to Amari Cooper. Despite not being an elite athlete, JJ is a nuanced route runner who wins in a variety if ways. He might not have the potential of some of his fellow receivers, but might have the highest floor in the class. Love this pick.
Round 4 Pick 128 Sutton Smith LB Northern Illinois
Despite being a highly effective EDGE terrorizing the MAC, Sutton Smith projects as an off ball linebacker at the next level. He is an above average athlete but damn is he a smart instinctual football player. He wont have to start right away, can contribute on special teams while learning the nuances of the positions from Sean Lee, Jaylon Smith, and LVE.
Round 4 Pick 136 Khari Willis SS Michigan State
Jeff Heath, I love you, but you’re time as our starting safety ends now. Enter Khari Willis, a physical, high character safety who I think will be a solid box safety at the next level. If he fails, his effort will get a spot on this team.
Round 5 Pick 165 Elijah Holyfield RB Georgia
Holyfield has seen his stock plummet a bit after running a 4.8 at the combine in March, say less. Sit behind Zeke, touch the ball 5-10 times a game and be the battering ram you were put on this earth to be. Throw this guy’s tape on, violent runner who is a nightmare to tackle.
Round 7 Pick 241 Ken Webster CB Ole Miss
The Cowboys can afford to bring in a guy like Webster who I was surprised was still on the board. He’s played since being a true freshman in 2014 in the highly competitive SEC. The Cowboys can afford to let him compete in their stacked CB room, at the very least this guy should be a rotational piece.