We’re moving along with the 2018 NFL Draft. Track all the picks as we wait for the Cowboys pick at #19.
If cowboys go wide receiver... Calvin Ridley— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) April 27, 2018
Wide receiver: The Cowboys reeving corps struggled in 2017, and that was before they released Dez Bryant. Adding Allen Hurns helped, but they could still look for more firepower in a Dak-friendly offense.
Guard/Offensive line: Jonathan Cooper moved on, and the Cowboys didn't get a sure-fire replacement in free agency. There is still a discussion about moving La’el Collins back inside, so they need a guard or right tackle.
Linebacker: Anthony Hitchens was a solid part of the rotation, but he’s gone. Sean Lee is the main man but his injury history is a problem. Jaylon Smith is still tying to regain his form pre-injury. Dallas could use another piece here.
Defensive tackle: The Cowboys had to play Maliek Collins out of position for much of the year, and the run defense suffered for it. Collins was also not as effective as he was in 2016. A big 1-tech with 3-tech traits would be nice.
Draft Order - Round 1
. Cleveland Browns - QB Baker Mayfield
2. New York Giants - RB Saquon Barkley
3. New York Jets - QB Sam Darnold
4. Cleveland Browns - CB Denzel Ward
5. Denver Broncos - DE Bradley Chubb
6. Indianapolis Colts - G Quenton Nelson
7. Buffalo Bills - QB Josh Allen
8. Chicago Bears - LB Roquan Smith
9. San Francisco 49ers - OT Mike McGlinchy
10. Arizona Cardinals - QB Josh Rosen
11. Miami Dolphins - DB Minkah Fitzpatrick
12. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - DT Vita Vea
13. Washington Redskins - DT Da’Ron Payne
14. New Orleans Saints - DE Marcus Davenport
15. Oakland Raiders - OT Kolton Miller
16. Buffalo Bills - LB Tremaine Edmunds
17. Los Angeles Chargers - S Derwin James
18. Green Bay Packers - CB Jaire Alexander
19. Dallas Cowboys - LB Leighton Vander Esch
20. Detroit Lions - C/G Frank Ragnow
21. Cincinnati Bengals - C/G Billy Price
22. Tennessee Titans - LB Rashaan Evans
23. New England Patriots - T/G Isaiah Wynn
24. Carolina Panthers - WR D.J. Moore
25. Baltimore Ravens - TE Hayden Hurst
26. Atlanta Falcons - WR Calvin Ridley
27. Seattle Seahawks - RB Rashaad Penny
28. Pittsburgh Steelers - S Terrell Edmunds
29. Jacksonville Jaguars - DT Taven Bryan
30. Minnesota Vikings - CB Mike Hughes
31. New England Patriots - RB Sony Michel
32. Baltimore Ravens - QB Lamar Jackson
Rest of the draft order for all rounds can be found here.
Cowboys draft picks:
(Round-pick in the round-overall pick)
1-19-19 Leighton Vander Esch