Last week, the Dallas Cowboys had one of the more impressive first-round picks in wide receiver CeeDee Lamb. Needless to say, there are a lot of jealous teams in the NFL that they do not have the wide receiver trio that the Cowboys do.
Dallas has made it a habit of knocking their first-round picks out of the park. Over the last decade a significant majority of their selections have resulted in Pro Bowl and/or All-Pro players.
There are, of course, exceptions to every rule and so there is to this one as well. A majority of hits means that there are some misses and there are certainly a couple of those when it comes to Cowboys first-rounders.
Taco Charlton has agreed to terms with the Kansas City Chiefs
Among the misses we have discussed, there is no question that the biggest one is the Cowboys’ first-rounder in 2017, defensive end Taco Charlton. Dallas parted ways with Charlton before the first quarter of last season was even over (his third with the team) and he found his way to the Miami Dolphins.
Miami also said goodbye to Charlton, having done so this past week, and after clearing waivers he was a free agent. Late Friday night it was reported that Charlton has agreed to terms with the Kansas City Chiefs. They love their former Cowboys in KC.
Charlton is just the latest former Cowboys defender to join the Kansas City Chiefs as three of them, including the other first-round miss from the Cowboys in Morris Claiborne, were part of KC’s team that won the Super Bowl a few months ago.
Kansas City very clearly scouts the Cowboys, like they likely do the entire NFL, as they have tried to acquire Dallas players at every turn. For what it’s worth, they even tried to trade for Anthony Hitchens before eventually landing him in free agency. Again, they really like the players that Will McClay finds, it seems.
It didn’t work out for Taco Charlton with the Miami Dolphins although he did have five sacks for them. Maybe he finds success in Kansas City as he is still very early into his career.