We have reached another milestone int he NFL calendar. It’s a huge day for NFL teams and fans alike as the 2020 NFL draft kicks off. This year will be an unusual one as the COVID-19 virus has forced the NFL to do a virtual draft. This will surely make for a different viewing experience, but it should be exciting nonetheless.
Let the fun begin!
This is an open thread for draft chat.
Here's a scenario I'm positive won't happen tonight: the Cowboys taking Cesar Ruiz either at No. 17 or a trade back. They believe in Joe Looney, Connor McGovern, Connor Williams as the Travis Frederick replacements. /1— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) April 23, 2020
Names to consider at No. 17 for the Cowboys: C.J. Henderson, K’Lavon Chaisson, A.J. Terrell, Kenneth Murray, Xavier McKinney. Terrell, Murray, McKinney would be trade-back options as well if they can make a move. Yetur Gross-Matos a possible trade back option too.— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) April 23, 2020
Cowboys 2020 draft picks:
Round 1, pick 17 (No. 17 overall)
Round 2, pick 19 (No. 51 overall)
Round 3, pick 18 (No. 82 overall)
Round 4, pick 17 (No. 123 overall)
Round 5, pick 18 (No. 164 overall)
Round 5, pick 33 (No. 179 overall)
Round 7, pick 17 (No. 231 overall)
CB - With the loss of Byron Jones in free agency, and with Chobe Awuzie and Jourdan Lewis needing new contracts in 2021, the team needs to add some young talent.
EDGE - Robert Quinn took his 11.5 sacks to Chicago leaving a hole on the right side. The Cowboys hope to get Randy Gregory back, and hope that new signee Aldon Smith will also be re-instated, but they can’t count on either/both returning and being ready to play.
Wide receiver - Randall Cobb proved to be a more-than-worthy replacement to Cole Beasley in the slot, but now he’s left for the Texans. The Cowboys have a top-tier 1-2 punch in Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup, but the cupboard is a little bare after that.
Safety - The signing of Ha Ha Clinton-Dix helped alleviate this problem, but it was only a one-year deal. Xavier Woods is also scheduled for a new deal in 2021. The Cowboys need to add some young talent.
Others: linebacker, tight end, center
NFL draft order:
10. Cleveland Browns
11. New York Jets
13. San Francisco 49ers (from Indianapolis)
15. Denver Broncos
16. Atlanta Falcons
17. Dallas Cowboys
18. Miami Dolphins (from Pittsburgh)
19. Las Vegas Raiders (from Chicago)
20. Jacksonville Jaguars (from LAR)
22. Minnesota (from Buffalo)
26. Miami Dolphins (from Houston)
27. Seattle Seahawks
28. Baltimore Ravens
29. Tennessee Titans
31. San Francisco 49ers