The Dallas Cowboys took Taco Charlton with the 28th pick of the first round of the NFL Draft - and the reactions on Twitter made it clear that a lot of people would rather have gone another direction, like EDGE T.J. Watt or cornerback Kevin King.
We'll have to agree to disagree, but it should've been Watt— Kevin Turner (@ktfuntweets) April 28, 2017
The Cowboys select Jack Crawford at 28?— ✭Michael Sisemore✭ (@MrSisemore) April 28, 2017
Fire everyone.— Bobby Belt (@BobbyBeltTX) April 28, 2017
I'm not eating Tacos for a while. And i love me some Tacos.— Cami Griffin (@CamiAnnG) April 28, 2017
Ewww.— K.D. Drummond (@KDDrummondNFL) April 28, 2017
(Vomit)— ✭Start The Draft✭ (@McCoolBTB) April 28, 2017
I need a few days. Bye.— Bobby Belt (@BobbyBeltTX) April 28, 2017
This team stays terrible at evaluating edge rushers— Joey Ickes (@JoeyIckes) April 28, 2017
Well, that’s kinda how it goes with the Cowboys’ fan base. But there were some other, more positive (or in some cases, just less negative) reactions.
Trust the process. Trust McClay. Trust Marinelli... pic.twitter.com/9AMBg1b2QX— Jordan Ross (@CHQ_Jordan) April 28, 2017
Cowboys first round pick Taco Charlton was All-Big Ten this season and had 9.5 sacks for the Wolverines. @NBCDFW— Pat Doney (@PatDoneyNBC5) April 28, 2017
No, he's MUCH more athletic than Jack https://t.co/qHJG8UGpiD— rabblerousr (@rabblerousr) April 28, 2017
@DraftCowboys Wait so you wanted a edge who could play all 3 downs but you are mad about taco being the pick ? I don't understand.— Dexter Harris (@dexterharris28) April 28, 2017
Taco Charlton seems good edge fit for Rod Marinelli defense that created QB pressure at third-worst rate in NFL.— Ed Werder (@EdwerderRFA) April 28, 2017
Not convinced by Taco - more because I see him as a LDE (which they don't need) than talent-wise. Will obviously him my full support though.— Dan Turner (@dtsturner) April 28, 2017
Like it or not (I don't) Taco is a Cowboy now. Gonna support him 100% and root for him like crazy. He deserves a shot to prove us wrong. pic.twitter.com/WREiIJdx6s— Jordan Ross (@CHQ_Jordan) April 28, 2017
I feel like the #Cowboys did the right thing to go with a position of need, but I would have gone with T.J. Watt over Taco Charlton.— Mark Lane (@therealmarklane) April 28, 2017
I do remember vehemently defending Taco to some of you before Takk stole my heart.— Patrik Walker (@VoiceOfTheStar) April 28, 2017
So I’m not nearly as upset as most are right now.
But with a name like Taco, there was a lot of room for humor, too.
Is Taco Charlton a war daddy? Asking for a friend.— Charean Williams (@NFLCharean) April 28, 2017
Hi haters— David Helman (@HelmanDC) April 28, 2017
I look forward to my mentions this fall after every TJ Watt sack or Kevin King INT.— David Helman (@HelmanDC) April 28, 2017
And my personal favorite (‘cause I never met a pun I didn’t like):
Cowboys officials are on a podium, discussing Vidauntae Charlton.— David Helman (@HelmanDC) April 28, 2017
...Guess you could call this a ... Taco stand? pic.twitter.com/U1YSmotlrp
But we’ll leave the last word to the sage, One Cool Customer, with some data analysis that may shed a little light on why this was the pick for Dallas.