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Cowboys get DT Trysten Hill with 58th pick, media & fans react on social media

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The Cowboys picked up Trysten Hill with the 58th overall pick in the second round, how’s everyone feeling in CowboysNation?

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The Cowboys sat through an interesting first night of the NFL Draft which saw the NFC East add six players to the division. Washington did its thing and got their quarterback Dwayne Haskins while also trading back up for a falling Montez Sweat. The Philadelphia Eagles traded up ahead of the Texans to make sure they got their left tackle of the future, Andre Dillard. The Giants owned the night, well they owned the headlines at least, by making three very interesting selections including selecting QB Daniel Jones at sixth overall.

Now, we have made it to day two, the Cowboys own the 58th pick and 90th pick in the second and third rounds respectively. With their first pick, 58th overall, the Cowboys went after explosive defensive tackle Trysten Hill of UCF.

Lots of Cowboys’ beat experts like Jane Slater, Bryan Broaddus, and David Helman had called this days ago but many believed that safety would be the target.

Why it makes sense: Trysten Hill may not be everyone’s top-rated defensive tackle but the Cowboys have been hunting 3-techniques. In the Cowboys scheme, the architect is Rod Marinelli, and there is nothing he covets more than elite first-step quickness. That’s Trysten Hill’s M.O., he’s quick off the snap and disruptive, here’s Dane Brugler’s reaction:

“The Cowboys were searching for that impact three-technique who can shoot gaps and disrupt the backfield – and that is what Hill can be. He plays with a crazy motor and the type of energy that equates to backfield production. He butted heads with the new coaching staff at UCF this past season and there are maturity concerns there, which is why I had him rated lower. But if he hits his potential, the Cowboys won’t regret this pick.”

Brugler’s scouting report:

The issues for Trysten Hill seem to be related to him being difficult to coach but he’s about to be acquainted with one of the toughest defensive line coaches in NFL history:

Let’s look at CowboysNation’s reaction on social media:

When it comes to defensive linemen, Jonah Tuls is one of the best to break them down:

Not everyone is going to be a happy camper:

Like Bryan Broaddus says, the Draft is like “Baskin’ Robbins with 31 flavors.” Some will say it’s a reach but others will say different:

How does Trysten Hill feel about coming to the Dallas Cowboys:

Whether you love the pick or not, the Cowboys will be back on the clock in the third round soon enough...