The 2018 NFL Draft is in the books. Pro Football Focus called the Cowboys finished draft ‘elite’ in terms of grades. Here’s who the Cowboys went with:
1 (19) Leighton Vander Esch, LB, Boise State, 89.8
2 (50) Connor Williams, T/G, Texas, 85.7
3 (81) Michael Gallup, WR, Colorado State, 92.1
4 (116) Dorance Armstrong Jr., Edge, Kansas, 78.5
4 (137) Dalton Schultz, TE, Stanford, 82.1
5 (171) Mike White, QB, WKU, 84.2
6 (193) Chris Covington, LB, Indiana, 85.5
6 (208) Cedrick Wilson, WR, Boise State, 89.2
7 (236) Bo Scarbrough, RB, Alabama, 75.6
I’m a little disappointed with the Cowboys; but I am interested to see what these guys do in pads. I especially like the Scarbrough pick late, so he probably doesn’t end up with much of a career based on me liking guys I’ve seen on Saturdays with some name-recognition.
I am regretful that the Cowboys didn’t grab a WR or TE early enough. I don’t think Gallup or Schultz are the answers. Then again, Jason Witten was a really good example of why you can’t just discount a player taken in the middle rounds.
I just think this draft leaves a built-in excuse for the Cowboys struggling in the passing game once again.
The Dallas draft is in the books, literally. The city did a great job of hosting by all reports. The fans were electric when I watched on Thursday night.