After two days of the draft, the Cowboys are off to a great start. They landed a rising star linebacker in round one, a versatile offensive linemen in round two, and then capped it off with one of the more complete wide receivers in the draft with their third-round pick. Hats off to a job well done for the Cowboys front office.
But there is more work to be done on Saturday as the team still has seven more draft picks to use on the final day. Chances are, they won’t pick seven players and will use some of them to package up and move to get the player they want. But what player will that be? Before we look at the best players still available, let’s do a quick recap of the first 100 picks taken in the draft...
The third round had some great value-players for many teams. Both Stanford players, safety Justin Reid and defensive tackle Harrison Phillips, were great picks this late in the draft.
Strong safety Ronnie Harrison going 93rd overall to Jacksonville was a surprise. A great defense just got even better. Barry Church is going to be looking over his shoulder now as the youngster challenges him for his job.
Speaking of safety, fan-favorite Tarvarius Moore was selected towards the end of the third round by the San Francisco 49ers. There was some commotion in the Cowboys war room around that time. Could it be possible they were trying to make a move in order to get him?
So what players are the best available? Let’s go to our board.
It’s sad to see what is happening to Maurice Hurst. Maybe he falls out of the draft completely and Jerry Jones rolls out the red carpet for him as an UDFA? He’s already there in Dallas.
There are also some really great value players like Equanimeous St. Brown and Josey Jewell, but the team has already addressed those positions on the first two days of the draft. Would they dare double-dip this early?
Defensive tackle Tim Settle is a player to keep an eye on as the Cowboys still need to address the interior of their defensive line. Getting Settle this late in the draft would be icing on an already delicious cake.
Tight end Ian Thomas is one of my pet cats and he would be a good player to get after the recent news of Jason Witten possibly retiring.
Running backs Nyheim Hines and John Kelly would be nice value picks in the fourth round.
And the Cowboys pick again at 137.
Fan-favorite Shaquem Griffin is still on the board. Combining him with Leighton Vander Esch would give the team all kinds of depth at the position.
Some wild-card receivers like Daurice Fountain or Cedrick Wilson could be late-round bargains should the team add more competition at the receiver position.
Who do you want the Cowboys to target in round four?
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