The second round of the 2016 NFL Draft is about to get underway. Yesterday the Cowboys drafted Ezekiel Elliott with the fourth pick overall. The pick of the running back over Jalen Ramsey was a tough call, but the Cowboys brass felt Elliott was too much of a playmaker to pass on.
Tonight, it's widely expected that Dallas will move to the other side of the ball, likely taking a pass-rushing defensive end. The Cowboys pass rush has been pretty anemic recently and they could certainly use some new blood to help out. There are rumors that Dallas might want to jump up a couple of spots to number 32, the Cleveland Browns' spot at the top of the second round. Whispers are they are looking at Emmanuel Ogbah from Oklahoma State. We'll just have to wait and see if that pans out. Other names include Kevin Dodd and Noah Spence at defensive end, or they could take a shot at Myles Jack or even Reggie Ragland to help out the linebacking corps. Although there were reports the Cowboys had taken Jack off their board.
Dallas will almost certainly want to get a quarterback along the way, but may wait until the third round to go down that path.
This is an open thread for draft chat. Cowboys draft picks:
(Round-pick in the round-overall pick)
1- 4- 4 Dallas - Ezekiel Elliott
2- 3-34 Dallas
3- 4-67 Dallas
4- 3-101 Dallas
4-37-135 Dallas (Compensatory Selection)
6-14-189 Dallas from Oakland
6-37-212 Dallas (Compensatory Selection)
6-41-216 Dallas (Compensatory Selection)
6-42-217 Dallas (Compensatory Selection)
Rounds 2-3 - Teams get 7 minutes per pick in the second round, and 5 minutes per pick in the third round. Compensatory picks begin at the end of the third round, and teams get 4 minutes per compensatory pick.
Date: Fri., April 29
Time: 7 p.m. ET
TV: NFL Network, ESPN
Radio: Sirius (Channel 88), 105.3 The Fan