For many people the Dallas Cowboys drafting wide receiver CeeDee Lamb on Thursday night felt a lot like when the team drafted Zack Martin in 2014. Sometimes you just have to take the best player available when they fall to you.
The 2014 NFL Draft was one of the better ones for the Cowboys in terms of their first two picks as they walked away with Martin and star pass rusher DeMarcus Lawrence. While the former did fall to them, the Cowboys had to jump up to make sure that they landed Lawrence, especially entering their first season without DeMarcus Ware.
The Cowboys have reportedly discussed putting together a package to jump to the top of the second round
When the Cowboys traded up to land Lawrence they actually did so with their division rivals, the Washington Redskins. It cost them their third-round pick (on top of their second obviously) to get all the way up to 34 overall where they took the Boise State rusher.
Apparently the Cowboys have discussed doing something similar here in 2020.
Cowboys officials have discussed putting together a package to move up near the top of tonight's 2nd round _ much like they did six years ago to acquire DeMarcus Lawrence.— David Moore (@DavidMooreDMN) April 24, 2020
But the team likes how the board sets up & appears comfortable staying at No. 51 at the moment.
As we enter the second and third rounds of the 2020 NFL Draft, there is a lot of chatter that picks at the top of the second round could be had. Perhaps the Cowboys could jump up again, but it would likely cost them at least their third round pick to do so.
Do you think they should do that? Perhaps the Cowboys want to get one of the safeties that are still available, waiting until pick number 51 overall might be difficult, but they did just learn how patience can be rewarded.