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NFL Draft 2018 live thread III: Pick tracker, Cowboys needs, draft order

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Follow along with the 2018 NFL Draft and discuss all the moves.

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We’re moving along with the 2018 NFL Draft. Track all the picks as we wait for the Cowboys pick at #19.

Cowboys Needs:

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

2-18-50 Dallas

3-17-81 Dallas

4-16-116 Dallas

4-37-137 Dallas

5-34-171 Dallas

6-18-192 Dallas

6-19-193 Dallas

6-34-208 Dallas

7-18-236 Dallas