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Dallas Cowboys 2018 Draft

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I’ve finally resurfaced. You haven’t heard from me in what seems like forever. I’ve been in the witness protection program. I’m just playing.

I landed this really cool job though working at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. I’m so excited about this new gig. I have some work to do, making the office feel more like home. The fantasy football belt is going right on the front door to let everyone know that I’m the champ before they even walk in the door.

The draft is over and the Dallas Cowboys came away with some great picks. We won’t really know if they are great until a year or maybe two, but I think they are good for sure.

I was surprised by the first overall pick by the Cleveland Browns, taking Baker Mayfield. I thought they would be a little more conservative and take Sam Darnold. The more I watched pieces on Mayfield the more I started liking him though. The only knock I have on him is that he is immature. He got in some trouble and he is a little too cocky for me, grabbing himself. I wouldn’t exactly call that professional. But I think they got the best quarterback and they need a quarterback that is must watch TV and that is exactly what they got.

However, I did pick the next two picks. I had the Giants picking Saquon Barkley and the Jets picking Sam Darnold since the Browns didn’t…alright anyone could have picked those picks.

Anyway, I thought the Cowboys would take a wide receiver in the first round, but I am glad they held fast and picked the best player available in linebacker Leighton Vander Esch and they filled a need.

Again I thought Dallas would pick a wide receiver in the second round since they did release Dez Bryant, and I thought that was a great move by the way. Bryant cost way too much money for the production that he amassed. The Cowboys are all about getting younger and cheaper. Again, I think the Cowboys did a great job not jumping on a receiver and I’m happy they picked an offensive lineman that is versatile and can play both the guard or tackle position.

And finally Dallas does get to fill the wide receiver position in Michael Gallup. I think this is a great pick. I believe Gallup is an underrated receiver and they also have Allen Hurns, who I am very excited about and I may just have to get him in my fantasy football draft. It may be a good thing that I am not on the Cowboys staff because who knows who I would have picked.

To round out the draft, the Cowboys filled needs, picking Kansas defensive end, Dorance Armstrong and Stanford tight end, Dalton Schultz in the fourth round, no one is going to be able to replace Jason Witten if he does retire though (yes he is old and slow and needs to retire soon anyway.)

And in the fifth round the Cowboys got a project quarterback to groom. He can sit for a few years, although, Dak Prescott took a step or two backwards in his sophomore year, White won’t get the chance to play anytime soon, and what did you expect from Prescott after the spectacular rookie year he had, there was literally now where for Prescott to go but down.

You can never go wrong with picking a linebacker towards the end of the draft. The Cowboys select Indiana linebacker, Chris Covington and another wide receiver Cedric Wilson in the sixth round, and finally Alabama running back Bo Scarborough in the seventh round to end the draft.

I also like that the Cowboys traded slot receiver Ryan Switzer to the Raiders for depth or maybe a starter in defensive tackle Jihad Ward and they trade a sixth round pick to the Rams for a speedier slot receiver in Tavon Austin. I love these moves. I think the Dallas Cowboys had a great draft and I’m not the only one because they received an A from NFL.com’s content editor, Gennaro Filice.

I hope the Cowboys can do something with these picks and have a better season than they did last year finishing 9-7 and missing the playoffs. Oh and I’m back ya’ll!!!

 

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