As we countdown the days to everyone's favorite day of the year, the draft picture for the Cowboys is becoming pretty clear. Of course, we could always be thrown a curveball or two. Over the last few weeks, we've had a series in which we ask the BTB faithful, how you would like the Cowboys to draft the many positions.
For these exercises, I decided to stick with six positions that I perceive to be the positions in which the Cowboys must address in this draft. If you happen to agree or not, those positions were:
- Defensive End
- Running Back
- Defensive Tackle
So we asked, you voted, now let's reveal how you want this draft to shake out for the Cowboys. We'll start with the position that the Cowboys' need help at most:
Defensive End - 63% Said Trade Back For Shaq Lawson or Noah Spence
Cornerback- 52% Said Select Jalen Ramsey 4th Overall
Safety- 57% Said Safety In Second or Third Round Like Karl Joseph or Miles Killebrew
Quarterback- 38% Said Take A Quarterback In The Mid To Late Rounds
This was a conflicted battle for BTB as 32% wanted the Cowboys to trade back into the first for Paxton Lynch and 30% wanted one at four. It doesn't mean there are some truthers still lingering around but they lost out to the albeit small majority in the BTB world that are focused on the here and now. So, this leaves the Cowboys with a few options but the one player the Cowboys have given a lot of attention to is Dak Prescott. They have met with other quarterbacks, but Dak seems to come up time and time again. He should be available to the Cowboys in the third round. Remember, quarterbacks almost always go higher than expected.
Running Back- 48% Said Select Ezekiel Elliott 4th Overall
The thought of Ezekiel Elliott running behind the Cowboys' offensive line is almost too good to pass on. Elliott is a dynamic running back that instantly makes the Cowboys better on day two of the draft. Broaddus has stated many times that if the coaches win the argument it's going to be Elliott at four. He's an electric player and would be the ultimate move for Tony Romo and the offense. They have a decent running game as is but there is no doubt that Elliott is the type of player that could put the offense back into its 2014 form or better.
Defensive Tackle- 46% Said Select A Defensive Tackle 34th Overall
The second round is shaping up to be the perfect spot to take a defensive tackle as this class is deep as the ocean at tackle. BTB has decided that the 34th pick is a chance to get one of the more special interior defenders. Vernon Butler, Andrew Billings, Kenny Clark, Austin Johnson, and Chris Jones all have a realistic shot at being there unless there is a run in the first.