CeeDee Lamb. Trevon Diggs. Neville Gallimore.
Those are the first three picks of the 2020 Cowboys draft class. All three players were drafted at a great value for Dallas, as Pro Football Focus points out below. Things have gone pretty well for Jerry Jones, Mike McCarthy, Will McClay, and the whole crew.
Cowboys are ripping the doorknob off this draft. Every pick they've made was much higher on the @PFF draft board— Mike Renner (@PFF_Mike) April 25, 2020
17. Ceedee Lamb (PFF board: 6th)
51. Trevon Diggs (31st)
82. Neville Gallimore (51st)
Guess what? There is still talent to be had! Want an EDGE rusher, there are players that fit the bill still available. Interested in a defensive back? Yep, tons of options. Linebackers and receivers offer intriguing options as well.
Here are the best available players heading into day three of the 2020 NFL Draft.
- Akeem Davis-Gaither, LB, Applachian State (Brugler: 54 overall)
The best linebacker left on the board. The App State product is an athletic player that closes very well. ADG provides great day three value for the team that grabs him. With the speculation that Dallas was interested in Kenneth Murray, could they have their eyes on Davis-Gaither?
Akeem Davis-Gaither (24) is lean at just 219 lbs., but how does he deal with linemen in the run game and as a pass rusher? His quick hands and athleticism make him a hard target.— Goodberry (@JoeGoodberry) February 18, 2020
When you think of athletic linebackers, think of Akeem. pic.twitter.com/8K0BjBvDPE
- Curtis Weaver, EDGE, Boise State (65)
We know how much this front office loves Boise State players. DeMarcus Lawrence, Tyrone Crawford, Leighton Vander Esch ... you get it. The Broncos have another quality defender in this year’s class in EDGE Curtis Weaver. Weaver recorded 34 career sacks in his career at Boise, and would inject some talent at a position of need for Dallas.
Curtis Weaver from the wide 9 alignment.@curtisweaver99 maintains ½ man leverage on the blocker as he rushes. He then swipes the blocker's hands away & has his hips in a direct line to the QB. Finishes with a sack.— DLineVids (@dlinevids1) November 13, 2019
If you beat the hands, you beat the man! pic.twitter.com/cxf4N41yws
- Amik Robertson, CB, Louisiana Tech (79)
One of my favorite defenders in this entire class is Louisiana Tech’s Robertson. A scrappy defensive back that plays with an underdog mentality each time he steps onto the field, Robertson held his own and then-some against Texas, Mississippi State, and Bryan Edwards of South Carolina. Robertson projects as a starting caliber slot corner in the NFL.
- Bryce Hall, CB, Virginia (88)
Hall is a name that has been mentioned with the Cowboys in many mock drafts — many having Dallas adding the Virginia product as high as the second-round. Now on day three, the Cowboys could grab a competitive defensive back with enough length to make up for his lack of elite speed.
- Bradlee Anae, EDGE, Utah (89)
A pair of Utah defenders make this list, starting with EDGE Bradlee Anae. Dallas was strongly interested in K’Lavon Chaisson, so adding an EDGE on the third day of the draft is almost a lock. Anae brings quickness from his EDGE spot that is attractive to NFL teams.
Smart teams will ignore @Utah_Football EDGE Bradlee Anae’s 4.93 40 time at Combine. At this year’s @seniorbowl, @ZebraTechnology GPS tracking had @BradleeAnae top speed at 18.88 mph. Last year, Montez Sweat’s was 19.19 mph and he ran 4.41 at Combine. #TheDraftStartsInMOBILE pic.twitter.com/8ghvaA1Geh— Jim Nagy (@JimNagy_SB) April 2, 2020
- Troy Pride Jr., CB, Notre Dame (103)
Another highly competitive defensive back, Pride is a potential steal. The Notre Dame product has played his share of big time games and possesses elite track speed, running a 4.40 40 in Indy. Diggs is a good start at corner, but the Cowboys will likely want to add at least one more to the mix.
- Leki Fotu, DL, Utah (113)
The second of two Utah defenders mentioned, Fotu is a popular option among Cowboys Twitter. The pick of Neville Gallimore may lessen the possibility of Dallas adding another interior defensive linemen, but Fotu is a powerful player with the length to become a force inside.
Our friends at SB Nation have created this list of best available. Here is their top 20 with their original rankings:
47. Prince Tega Wanogho, OT, Auburn
51. Curtis Weaver, Edge, Boise State
71. Saahdiq Charles, OT, LSU
72. Jacob Eason, QB, Washington
81. Harrison Bryant, TE, Florida Atlantic
84. Amik Robertson, CB, Louisiana Tech
85. Hunter Bryant, TE, Washington
87. James Lynch, DL, Baylor
89. Eno Benjamin, RB, Arizona State
91. Reggie Robinson, CB, Tulsa
93. Akeem Davis-Gaither, LB, Appalachian State
94. Leki Fotu, DL, Utah
96. Khalid Kareem, Edge, Notre Dame
97. K’Von Wallace, S, Clemson
99. Colby Parkinson, TE, Stanford
100. Bradlee Anae, Edge, Utah
101. Jack Driscoll, OT, Auburn
104. Alton Robinson, Edge, Syracuse
107. Tyler Biadasz, C, Wisconsin
108. Kenny Willekes, Edge, Michigan State