The Cowboys picked up a defensive tackle, Trysten Hill, in the second round. That pick had it’s supporters and detractors. In the third round, the Cowboys picked up Connor McGovern, the interior offensive lineman from Penn State.
The #Cowboys select offensive lineman Connor McGovern. Not sexy but solid. A big 10 guard. I trust this team picking O-lineman. Also played Center.— Dallas Cowboys (@TheBoysForever) April 27, 2019
Taking Connor McGovern at 90 is 100000x better than taking a RB at 90.— Marcus Mosher (@Marcus_Mosher) April 27, 2019
It’s puzzling for many with safety on the tip of everyone’s tongue but offensive line also happens to be a position that the Cowboys typically nail:
Connor McGovern was my top OL still on the board so hard to hate on that one for me. Maybe Williams is at RT a year from now?— Jeff Cavanaugh (@JC1053) April 27, 2019
Cowboys believe Connor McGovern was “by far” the best player remaining when they went on the clock at Pick 90. Made it an easy decision for them. Both Stephen Jones and Jason Garrett called him the “blinking light” when they went on the clock— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) April 27, 2019
Let’s check the pulse of everyone from media to fans on their reactions to the pick:
Connor McGovern was one of my last second round grades on my board. Truly a BPA pick... and I love it.— Jonah Tuls (@JonahTulsNFL) April 27, 2019
Connor McGovern is No. 76 on the PFF Big Board— PFF DAL Cowboys (@PFF_Cowboys) April 27, 2019
McGovern played center in 2017 and guard in 2016 and 2018. He allowed only 15 pressures on 464 pass-blocking snaps this past year.
A few quick scouting report snapshots:
Connor McGovern! My 51st overall player. I absolutely love it. A forward-thinking move by the Cowboys.— Jonah Tuls (@JonahTulsNFL) April 27, 2019
An absolute steal by the Cowboys at 90. Here’s my scouting report.
MY GUY. A slam-dunk second round grade. pic.twitter.com/ALVpGapA5w
With the 90th pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, the #Cowboys select Connor McGovern, OC, Penn State.— Kent Lee Platte (@MathBomb) April 27, 2019
Connor McGovern posted a Elite #RAS with Great size, Good agility at the OC position. pic.twitter.com/3G131T1lI1
Connor McGovern was pretty nervous when he saw the area code:
Connor McGovern: "It's always been a dream of mine, since I was five years old, just hearing my name called... and then I saw the Dallas area code, and my heart started pounding, because of the o-line here."— Mike Leslie (@MikeLeslieWFAA) April 27, 2019
@dallascowboys newest OL Connor McGovern on if he feels “pressure” getting drafted by a team with a terrific o-line: “I wouldn’t say it’s pressure, I would say it’s more excited...it sets the bar.” As for his best traits: “My physicality, athleticism and versatility.”— KristiCowboySideline (@KristiCowboy) April 27, 2019
Then there are those reactions of what does this mean? How is the recovery of Travis Frederick really going? Connor McGovern is projected to be a starter with second-round talent, is he replacing someone in 2019 or 2020?
So uh yeah pretty surprised by the pick of Connor McGovern. Do like the player.— Tom Downey (@WhatGoingDowney) April 27, 2019
For those who wanted Connor Williams moved to RT ... maybe you're getting your wish?
Maybe Dallas actually is worried about Travis Frederick?
I'm not sure what to make of this move
Those thoughts were shot down rather quickly:
This pick has nothing to do with Travis.— Kevin Turner (@ktfuntweets) April 27, 2019
It was really about the Cowboys going with the best player available and Connor McGovern was their highest rated player left:
Jason Garrett said pick of McGovern was example of team sticking to board: who's the best player up there? ...Let's take this guy, he's going to help this football team.— Kate Hairopoulos (@khairopoulos) April 27, 2019
Talk about depth at a position, does anyone have anything close to what the Cowboys have on the offensive line?
Cowboys offensive line depth:— RJ Ochoa (@rjochoa) April 27, 2019
- Tyron Smith
- Connor Williams
- Travis Frederick
- Zack Martin
- La'el Collins
- Cam Fleming
- Joe Looney
- Connor McGovern