The gifts just kept coming for the Dallas Cowboys on Day Two with the team taking the play-making cornerback Trevon Diggs out of Alabama with the 51st pick in the draft. The Cowboys then were able to land another playmaker along the defensive line in Neville Gallimore out of Oklahoma. The overall reaction in the sports world is that the Cowboys are one of the teams that is having an excellent draft.
Let’s see if they could keep that momentum in day three of the NFL Draft.
With the 123rd pick in the NFL Draft the Dallas Cowboys select:
Reggie Robinson II - Cornerback, Tulsa
There seems to be a theme for the Dallas Cowboys when it comes to defensive backs they are drafting. Aggressive corners that excel at press man coverage and that’s exactly what you’re going to get out of Robinson. Coming in at 6’1 he also gives you the height needed to cover those taller receivers on the outside.
Robinson may not come in and be an immediate starter, but he has all the traits you want in a cornerback and should be one of your starters in 2021. Only time will tell if that happens, but the Cowboys are covering themselves if both Jourdan Lewis and Chidobe Awuzie leave in free agency.
Draft Grade: B+
Not an immediate starter but Robinson was seen by some as a top 100 player in this draft. So once again the Cowboys find a player with the potential to be a starter later this season or in 2021.
Here’s some reaction to the pick.
The #Cowboys got Trevon Diggs in the second and Reggie Robinson in the fourth.— Patrik [No C] Walker (@VoiceOfTheStar) April 25, 2020
Dallas snagging Reggie Robinson too?— Sam Monson (@PFF_Sam) April 25, 2020
Did Jerry's evil criminal mastermind yacht actually hack the NFL draft?
This draft is so good it's almost like it's rigged!
Reggie Robinson is an excellent value pick! Cowboys get another top 100 CB - this time at 123.— Jonah Tuls (@JonahTulsNFL) April 25, 2020
He’s a starter for you in 2021.
I still can't believe Dallas got Reggie Robinson. What a steal.— Marcus Mosher (@Marcus_Mosher) April 25, 2020
The Dallas Cowboys would sit still for a few minutes before deciding to trade up with the Philadelphia Eagles, giving up their 164th pick and a 2021 fifth-round pick to move up to 146.
With the 146 pick in the NFL Draft the Dallas Cowboys select:
Tyler Biadasz - Center, Wisconsin
With the need to find the heir to the recently retired Travis Frederick at center, the Cowboys pull the trigger giving up very little to draft a player that could come in and be the starting center in 2020. The Cowboys seem to like their centers coming out of Wisconsin after taking Biadasz. He has a high ceiling as a center, enough that you could consider him Frederick lite.
Biadasz will have to battle it out with Joe Looney and Conner McGovern for the starting center position, but he should have the upper hand due to his time at the position. It’s going to be a good battle whenever training camp begins this year.
Draft Grade: A-
When you’re able to find a potential starting center at the end of the fourth round you are getting great value. If you also add the fact that you traded with a division rival and gave up very little to do it, it’s a great move by the Cowboys and that front office.
Here is some reaction to the pick.
Tyler Biadasz to the #Cowboys. If healthy, this is just an absolute steal. Was a legit first-round prospect after 2018 before playing through a shoulder injury in 2019. You hate to see it.— Dan Schneier (@DanSchneierNFL) April 25, 2020
Dallas lands Tyler Biadasz— PFF Draft (@PFF_College) April 25, 2020
2017: 82.3 (3rd)
2018: 86.7 (2nd)
2019: 82.9 (3rd)
A top-three center for three straight seasons. pic.twitter.com/tnygnfBMou
If healthy & Cowboys must think he is, Tyler Biadasz can come in and start right away at center...intelligent, tremendous work ethic, amazing leader according to his OL coach Joe Rudolph at Wisconsin....injury concerns dropped him in draft..2019 hip/2020 arthro shoulder surgery https://t.co/j19EzjMDcI— Bill Jones (@CBS11BillJones) April 25, 2020
At this point the Cowboys are winning the draft.
With the 179th pick in the NFL Draft the Dallas Cowboys select:
Bradlee Anae - Defensive End, Utah
The Cowboys came into the draft unsure of what they would have at the defensive end position outside of DeMarcus Lawrence. They held off on drafting K’Lavon Chaisson in the first round and took CeeDee Lamb instead. They took a big risk waiting to take a player in the later rounds, but that wait ended with the last pick of the fifth round when they took the best player left on the board in Bradlee Anae.
Anae led the Utah Utes football team in sacks over the last three season and was named first team All-Pac-12. He was a consensus All-American selection and was awarded the Morris Trophy as the best defensive lineman in the Pac-12 and was a finalist for the Ted Hendricks Award thanks to his 30 career sacks. He seemingly fell down draft boards due to his poor combine showing but on the field he is relentless with some pass rush moves to bring to this team.
Draft Grade: A+
Again the value the Cowboys are getting with these draft picks can’t be overlooked. They were able to find another player ranked in the top 100 players and get him almost 100 picks later. Amazing.
Here’s some reaction to this pick.
#Cowboys get my #1 EDGE (different from 43 End) in Bradlee Anae. He plays a full 60-minute game; Anae is non-stop energy and relentlessness. Stellar Senior Bowl Week. He’s explosive off the ball & really challenges an OT to stay technically sound all game. Strong hands at the POA— Emory Hunt (@FBallGameplan) April 25, 2020
.@JohnOwning on DE Bradlee Anae: “Would be an outstanding heir to the throne at right defensive end. Plus, Anae’s flexibility to be effective from three- (DE) and 2-point (OLB) stances should give the #Cowboys confidence that Anae (can be scheme flexible).@BlueStarBlog pic.twitter.com/jtDP1s8I9G— Newy Scruggs (@newyscruggs) April 25, 2020
The Draft has finally come to and end but not before the Cowboys make one more pick in the draft.
With the 231st pick in the NFL Draft the Dallas Cowboys select:
Ben DiNucci - Quarterback, James Madison
It wouldn’t be a real NFL draft if head coach Mike McCarthy didn’t take a quarterback to develop and that quarterback is DiNucci. Started his college career at Pitt before heading to JMU where he leaves finishing tied for third in completions (479), fourth in passing yards (5,716), fourth in passing touchdowns (45), sixth in pass attempts (687), seventh in total offense – 6,718. He’s a quarterback that’s willing to take a hit in the pocket delivering a pass as well as taking off and running if necessary.
Draft Grade: C-
With tight end Hunter Bryant still on the board the Cowboys could have gone after DiNucci once he became an undrafted free agent. Unless they had a feeling teams wanted him. this is really the only bad pick the Cowboys have made this entire draft.
Here’s some reaction to this pick.
One of my favorite small school passer the past two years, Ben DiNucci is now a Cowboy. https://t.co/s76XRP9kez— Tony Pauline (@TonyPauline) April 25, 2020
New #Cowboys QB Ben DiNucci's 125.9 passer rating on deep passes ranks 5th in the draft class, right behind Tua Tagovailoa (3rd) and Joe Burrow (4th).— PFF DAL Cowboys (@PFF_Cowboys) April 25, 2020
#Cowboys hit the #FCS ranks for @JMUFootball QB Ben DiNucci:— Emory Hunt (@FBallGameplan) April 25, 2020
-Shows a good ability to create when the initial read isn’t
- Always keeps his eyes downfield when buying time.
- Underrated elusiveness as a runner.
I called every bowl scout tried to tell them Ben Dinucci was a player. But that's ✌— quincy_avery (@Quincy_Avery) April 25, 2020
Overall this was a great draft for the Dallas Cowboys.
Overall Draft Grade: A-