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It’s a good bet the Cowboys draft pick at #19 will come from this list of players

The final list of 30 pre-draft visitors for the Dallas Cowboys.

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The 30 pre-draft visitors for the Dallas Cowboys are in. Every year teams are allowed 30 visits from player before the draft that are a meet-and-greet that allows the team to get a feel for that player. As we’ve noted many times before, the Cowboys generally make their first selection in the draft from this group of 30 players. Only the trade-up for Morris Claiborne broke that string in recent years.

Cowboys observers can whittle that list down even further as some of the names on the 30 pre-draft visitor list aren’t really first-round material.

Here is the full list:

Cowboys "Top 30" pre-draft visitors per 4/19/18
Unit Player Position School Proj. Round Brugler Rank
DL Harold Landry DE Boston College 1 13
Vita Vea DT Washington 1 27
Taven Bryan DT Florida 1 29
Da'Ron Payne DT Alabama 1-2 33
Nathan Shepherd DT Fort Hays St. 2 55
Arden Key DE LSU 2-3 68
Da'Shawn Hand DT Alabama 2 73
Breeland Speaks DE Mississippi 3-4 - -
WR Calvin Ridley WR Alabama 1 11
D.J. Moore WR Maryland 1 14
Courtland Sutton WR SMU 1-2 37
James Washington WR Oklahoma State 2-3 65
Antonio Callaway WR Florida 4-5 - -
Maurice Ateman WR Oklahoma State 5 - -
Daurice Fountain WR Northern Iowa 5-6 - -
Malik Earl WR Missouri State -- - -
OL James Daniels OC Iowa 1 17
Mike McGlinchey OT Notre Dame 1 28
Kolton Miller OG/OT UCLA 3-4 94
Cole Madison OG Washington State 5 - -
Desmond Harrison OT West Georgia 6-7 - -
LB Rashaan Evans LB Alabama 1 25
Leighton Vander Esch LB Boise St 1 26
Darius Leonard LB South Carolina State 3-4 100
Others Nyheim Hines RB NC State 3 79
Terrell Edmunds S Virginia Tech 3 90
Kyzir White S West Viginia 3-4 - -
Tarvarius Moore S Southern Miss 4 - -
Ito Smith RB Southern Miss 6-7 - -
Tracy Walker S La.-Lafayette 7-FA - -

The Cowboys list is heavy on defensive linemen and wide receivers, followed by offensive line, linebacker and safety.

A closer examination shows that they have three defensive tackles projected to go in the first round, with three wide receivers also with a first round projection. Close behind that are two offensive linemen and two linebackers with first-round projections. It should be an indication of what they’re thinking heading into day one of the draft.

Interestingly, the Cowboys have also looked at two defensive tackles for the second round, so it really does seem like they are contemplating attacking that position early in the draft. With the wide receivers, they only have one player with a second round grade, then there is a big drop off.

The Cowboys have brought in four safeties but they are all projected to go on day three of the draft.

One big caveat to this, some guys they had in for Dallas Day or private workouts and their names have been closely associated with the Cowboys. This includes guards like Will Hernandez, Austin Corbett, Connor Williams (who could kick inside from tackle). They’ve also looked at receivers like Christian Kirk and D.J. Chark. Those are all guys who could go in the first or second round.

Here are all the players we know of that worked out for the Cowboys on Dallas Day:

"Dallas Day" Participants 4/19/18
Draft Scout Rank Name POS College Proj. Rd.
24 Connor Williams OT Texas 1
149 DeShon Elliott S Texas 4-5
161 Trey Quinn WR SMU 5
245 Justin Lawler DE SMU 7
291 Maea Teuhema OG Southeastern Louisiana 7-FA
297 Matt Pryor OT TCU 7-FA
306 Chris Warren III RB Texas 7-FA
341 Nick Orr S TCU 7-FA
358 Drew Brown K Nebraska FA
370 Brad Lundblade OC Oklahoma State FA
382 Ranthony Texada CB TCU FA
421 Patrick Morris OC TCU FA
423 Travin Howard LB TCU FA
441 Sione Teuhema DE Southeastern Louisiana FA
445 Shane Tripucka P Texas A&M FA
493 K.J. Smith DE Baylor FA
500 C.J. Johnson OLB East Texas Baptist FA
-- Jason Hall S Texas FA
-- Quan Jones WR Baylor FA
-- Tejan Koroma OC BYU FA
-- Mason Gentry DT SMU FA
-- Kenny Hill QB TCU FA
-- Austin Schlottman OL TCU FA
-- John Diarse WR TCU FA
-- Ty Slanina WR TCU FA
-- Chris Lacy WR OSU FA
-- Richard Lagow QB Indiana FA
-- De'Vante Kincade QB/WR Grambling FA
-- Del'Michael High WR Tarleton State FA
-- Evan Brown OL SMU FA
-- Raymond Epps TE SMU FA
-- De'Andre Brown RB Abilene Christian FA
Not qualified for 2018 draft
2017 UDFA Matt Davis QB SMU --
2017 UDFA Dane Evans QB Tulsa --
2017 UDFA Jerod Evans QB Virginia Tech --
2017 UDFA Skyler Howard QB West Virginia --
2017 UDFA Seth Russell QB Baylor --

Here's the list of players the Cowboys reportedly have had private workouts with:

Private workouts per 4/19/18
Draft Scout
Player POS School Proj. Round
18 James Daniels OC Iowa 1
22 Leighton Vander Esch LB Boise State 1
23 Will Hernandez OG UTEP 1
29 D.J. Moore WR Maryland 1-2
32 Christian Kirk WR Texas A&M 1-2
38 D.J. Chark WR LSU 1-2
55 Nathan Shepherd DT Fort Hayes State 2
56 Austin Corbett OT Nevada 2
62 Malik Jefferson LB Texas 2
84 Braden Smith OG Auburn 2-3
87 Nyheim Hines RB N.C. State 3
90 Kyle Lauletta QB Richmond 3
95 Michael Gallup WR Colorado State 3
99 DaeSean Hamilton WR Penn State 3
106 Tre'Quan Smith WR Central Florida 3-4
115 Fred Warner LB BYU 3-4
169 Darius Leonard LB South Carolina State 5
170 Dimitri Flowers FB Oklahoma 5
202 David Wells TE San Diego State 6
279 Joshua Kalu S Nebraska 7-FA
482 Davon Grayson WR East Carolina FA
-- Chris Jones CB Nebraska FA
-- Tejan Koroma OC BYU FA
-- Vyncint Smith WR Limestone FA
-- Detrez Newsome WR Western Carolina FA

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