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Grades for the Cowboys second day of the draft after a stellar first day

The gifts for the Dallas Cowboys just keep on coming.

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Many would say that the Dallas Cowboys had the steal of the first round when they took CeeDee Lamb with the 17th pick on day one of the draft. Riding that draft pick, the Cowboys came into day two of the draft feeling good about their draft board and letting the players fall to them. But can they get lucky again, let’s find out.

With the 51st pick in the NFL Draft the Dallas Cowboys select:

Trevon Diggs - Cornerback, Alabama

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First the Dallas Cowboys get the seventh-ranked player in the draft according to, now they are able to sit and have what many would say is the fourth best cornerback in the draft. The brother of Stefon Diggs, Trevon has only played corner for three years after transitioning from receiver. The Cowboys laid in wait and were able to grab another highly-touted player to come in and immediately help them on defense.

Diggs plays his best football in press man and has the speed to stay on the hip of receivers. He has been compared to veteran cornerback Aqib Talib, high praise for a player with only three years of experience at the position. Now Diggs is known to take some chances, but he is a smart player. He gives the Cowboys a nice young cornerback roster for defensive coordinator Mike Nolan to mold into the ball hawks Cowboys fans have been waiting for.

This is another nice pick for the Dallas Cowboys but it doesn’t compare to the Lamb pick.

Draft Grade: A-

The reason Diggs is getting an “A-” is due to his lack of experience to go along with questions about his ability to deal with speedy receivers taking him deep. If Diggs can quash those questions he will be another great pick for the Dallas Cowboys.

Here’s some national reaction to the Diggs pick.

But wait the Dallas Cowboys weren’t done yet.

With the 82nd pick in the NFL Draft the Dallas Cowboys select:

Neville Gallimore - Defensive Tackle, Oklahoma

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In Gallimore, the Dallas Cowboy are getting the fifth-ranked interior defensive lineman in the draft according to The Draft Network and his comparison is to the former Cowboy Maliek Collins. He was out of position being played at the nose tackle position in Oklahoma when he’s better suited to be an aggressive 3-tech in a 4-3 defense. His burst off the snap along with his high motor is going to help this Cowboys defense.

Gallimore will be able to learn from one of the best defensive tackles in the game in Gerald McCoy and develop his game while playing behind him. If Gallimore is able to learn from one of the best there is, no telling how good he could be for the Cowboys in the future. But only time will tell with Gallimore.

Draft Grade: B-

Just like in the two earlier picks the Cowboys once again get great value in landing Gallimore in the third round. He still has to work on his game in a few areas but this is another good selection by the Cowboys.

Here’s some national reaction to the Gallimore pick.

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