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NFL Draft 2021 Day 1 live thread: Cowboys news, rumors, trades, needs, draft order

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We have reached another milestone on the NFL calendar. It’s a huge day for NFL teams and fans alike as the 2021 NFL draft kicks off. This year the draft will be a little more normal as the COVID-19 virus is starting to wane. The Cowboys have a high draft pick at #10, but the possibility of a trade still looms.

Let the fun begin!

This is an open thread for draft chat.


Speed could be a key to the Cowboys draft picks this year.

“The speed and energy, we need to get more of it as a football team,” McCarthy said, via Jon Machota of “We are a dome football team. We have excellent size and length. Speed is something that would definitely help us as we got through these draft prospects.”

Cowboys 2021 draft picks:

  • Round 1, pick 10
  • Round 2, pick 44
  • Round 3, pick 75
  • Round 3, pick 99
  • Round 4, pick 115
  • Round 4, pick 138
  • Round 5, pick 179
  • Round 6, pick 192
  • Round 6, pick 227
  • Round 7, pick 238

Cowboys needs:

CB - It’s the most popular position for the Cowboys to use their #10 pick on. Chidobe Awuzie departed in free agency from a group that wasn’t very strong to begin with. Trevon Diggs is a piece to build on, but the Cowboys need help.

OL - Injury and age are catching up to various pieces of the Cowboys once-vaunted offensive line. Tyron Smith has an uncertain long-term future, and the middle of the line still has question marks.

DL - The Cowboys could use an infusion of talent at both defensive tackle and defensive end. Expect both positions to be among the picks this weekend.

LB - Sean Lee retired, Joe Thomas left in free agency, and the Cowboys are undecided on Leighton Vander Esch’s fifth-year option. This is a need that has been building this offseason.

S - The Cowboys signed a few free agents to go with Donovan Wilson, but they were mostly one-year contracts. The long-term stability of the position is in doubt, and the small sample size of Wilson’s work only adds to that.

NFL draft order:

Round 1

1 Jacksonville Jaguars
2 New York Jets
3 San Francisco 49ers from Houston Texans through Miami Dolphins
4 Atlanta Falcons
5 Cincinnati Bengals
6 Miami Dolphins from Philadelphia Eagles
7 Detroit Lions
8 Carolina Panthers
9 Denver Broncos
10 Dallas Cowboys
11 New York Giants
12 Philadelphia Eagles from San Francisco 49ers through Miami Dolphins
13 Los Angeles Chargers
14 Minnesota Vikings
15 New England Patriots
16 Arizona Cardinals
17 Las Vegas Raiders
18 Miami Dolphins
19 Washington Football Team
20 Chicago Bears
21 Indianapolis Colts
22 Tennessee Titans
23 New York Jets from Seattle Seahawks
24 Pittsburgh Steelers
25 Jacksonville Jaguars from Los Angeles Rams
26 Cleveland Browns
27 Baltimore Ravens
28 New Orleans Saints
29 Green Bay Packers
30 Buffalo Bills
31 Baltimore Ravens from Kansas City Chiefs
32 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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