Sunday, April 30, 2017

Cowboys Fill Needs With Their Draft Picks

Regular readers will know that I am a huge fan of the Dallas Cowboys, and I also love the NFL draft -- so the last three days have been a lot of fun for me.

This year, the Cowboys were pretty thin at a couple of positions (defensive end and cornerback) -- and they addressed those needs in the first three rounds of the draft. I don't know that any of those three will be instant starters, but the hope is that all three can play and contribute this next year. The fourth round pick was a wide receiver, but also an excellent punt returner -- which is probably how he'll contribute this season.

They also got a couple more defensive backs and a couple of defensive linemen (and another wide receiver) later in the draft. We'll have to wait until training camp to see if they make the team -- but the Cowboys have a good history of finding players in the later rounds, so they might work out.

On the whole, I think they did a very good job of drafting this year.

Here are the draft picks for the Cowboys:


(28th pick)
Taco Charlton (Michigan)
Defensive End
6' 6" - 277 lbs.


(60th pick)
Chidobe Awuzie (Colorado)
6' 0" - 202 lbs.


(92nd pick)
Jourdan Lewis (Michigan)
5' 10" - 188 lbs.


(133rd pick)
Ryan Switzer (North Carolina)
Wide Receiver / Punt Returner
5' 9" - 181 lbs.

ROUND 5 (no pick)


(191st pick)
Xavier Woods (Louisiana Tech)
5' 11" - 197 lbs.

(216th pick)
Marquez White (Florida State)
6' 0" - 194 lbs.


(228th pick)
Joey Ivie (Florida)
Defensive Tackle
6' 3" - 300 lbs.

(239th pick)
Noah Brown (Ohio State)
Wide Receiver
6' 2" - 222 lbs.

(246th pick)
Jordan Carrell (Colorado)
Defensive Tackle
6' 2" - 290 lbs

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