What Positions Will The Cowboys Target In The 2017 NFL Draft?

May 15, 2016 - Finding Carter

The 2016 NFL Draft brought copiousness of talent to a Dallas Cowboys. In a draft, a Cowboys were means to supplement players during positions of need, a categorical ones entrance during regulating back, defensive end, and cornerback. One trend we invariably see with a Cowboys is how a group takes risks on certain players. That is a accurate box with Jaylon Smith in a second round. Let’s not forget about how a group drafted injury-prone players such as Sean Lee and Bruce Carter in a second rounds of new drafts.

If all goes according to plan, a Cowboys will find themselves behind in a playoffs in 2016 especially since of a energetic offense featuring a complicated sip of a regulating diversion sprinkled in with some one-on-ones for Dez Bryant, Jason Witten, and Cole Beasley. But as time goes on in a season, we’ll get an thought of a Cowboys’ weaknesses and where they will need to urge over a subsequent offseason. Let’s take a demeanour during some positions that a Cowboys could aim atop a 2017 NFL Draft.


Don’t get me wrong, a Cowboys are vehement for a actor Dak Prescott can become. Dallas has followed Prescott for utterly some time now and after blank out on Paxton Lynch, a Cowboys were overjoyed to ‘settle’ with Prescott. Nevertheless, it wouldn’t warn me during all if a Cowboys tumble in adore with a quarterback in a 2017 NFL Draft if they feel that actor can turn a contingent starter. This might not be as trustworthy as some might think, though usually since a Cowboys drafted Prescott doesn’t discharge them from regulating a high breeze collect on a quarterback. Some names that come to mind are Brad Kaaya, Baker Mayfield, and Chad Kelly.

Wide Receiver

Terrance Williams and Brice Butler aren’t sealed past a 2016 season. It also doesn’t assistance that Devin Street hasn’t finished most in his NFL career so relying on him to be a No. 2 receiver for a long-term is utterly discouraging to contend a least. Williams might be looking for a incomparable agreement than a Cowboys are peaceful to compensate for his services..

Because far-reaching receiver is a position that isn’t tough for collegiate athletes to acclimate to, drafting one in a initial few rounds of a breeze is an thought that provides for some intrigue. Some names that come to mind are Mike Williams, Fred Ross, and Travin Dural.

Defensive End

I adore a further of Charles Tapper, though this defensive corps is still going to have a problems in a initial 4 games of a deteriorate when Randy Gregory and DeMarcus Lawrence are both off a margin due to suspensions. Even with Gregory and Lawrence, a Cowboys would be correct to supplement defensive finish to assistance out a team’s pass rush.

Dallas looks for a specific form of defensive end, one that can not usually yield explosiveness off a edge, though also one that fits within a Cowboys’ criteria. Finding a authorization pass rusher is tough to come by in today’s NFL, though if a Cowboys continue to use high breeze picks on a position, they will one day find that man that can make offenses devise for him, identical to DeMarcus Ware when he was a Cowboy. Some names that come to mind are Myles Garrett, Derek Barnett, and Marquis Haynes.


In 2012, a Cowboys shelled out a ton of income to pointer Brandon Carr in giveaway group and afterwards used resources to pierce adult in a breeze to name Morris Claiborne. Carr and Claiborne were ostensible to be a special twin together, though that never unequivocally happened and were not value what a Cowboys gave adult for both of them.

Carr and Claiborne will both be giveaway agents after a 2016 deteriorate and while a Cowboys usually combined Anthony Brown in a sixth turn of a 2017 NFL Draft, there is doubt if he can ever develop into a starting cornerback in a NFL. Orlando Scandrick is an glorious cornerback, though Dallas will need some-more help. The Cowboys will demeanour into drafting a cornerback during some indicate in a 2017 NFL Draft and it will expected be in one of a initial few rounds. Some names that come to mind are Desmond King, Tre’Davious White, and Demetrious Cox.

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