Compensatory picks can be very valuable, nobody knows that better than the Dallas Cowboys. After they took Memphis running back Tony Pollard with their first fourth-rounder it was time to exercise their compensatory pick. The thing about it was, though, the Cowboys decided to trade back. It made watching the draft feel all the more anxious.
Amazingly though, the Cowboys then traded back again! They moved back twice as people screamed to take this or that player, but ultimately the Cowboys turned their moves into three nice players.
Cowboys Gave Up:
- 4th Round Compensatory Pick (136th overall) received for Anthony Hitchens
Cowboys Received And Drafted:
- 5th Round Pick (158th Overall): Michael Jackson, Cornerback, Miami
- 6th Round Pick (213th Overall): Donovan Wilson, Safety, Texas A&M
- 7th Round Pick (218th Overall): Mike Weber, Running back, Ohio State
That’s a really solid way to turn a little bit of something into a whole lot of something. Dallas now has a corner and safety for Kris Richard to work with plus a more legitimate primary backup option for Ezekiel Elliott (one he knows well) considering Tony Pollard might be more of a specialty player.
Well done, Cowboys. Well done.