The Cowboys completed the day with three offensive gamers – two offensive linemen and a large receiver – however make no mistake – the emphasis was protection all the best way.
That was the plan and so they greater than executed it.
Cowboys proprietor/GM Jerry Jones made certain to have senior VP Will McClay on the rostrum following the press convention, dubbing him “the person behind the board.”
McClay mentioned the Cowboys had a transparent objective heading into the draft.
“”We got here in trying to make us an even bigger, longer, stronger, quicker protection – and a group,” McClay mentioned. “So once we seemed on the course of and checked out all of the prospects, we’re taking a look at how they performed the methods and all these issues and seeing how they tie in to what the coaches need and what we have been in search of positionally and the way we needed to do issues. In order that was a giant a part of it, was spending time with the coaches. The very best a part of our course of is being inclusive – not solely simply the scouts, however possession and coaches. All of us get in there and do that collectively and work out what we need to do.”
And the Cowboys did that at each defensive place.
At linebacker, the Cowboys drafted Parsons and Cox, solidifying a spot that had query marks after Sean Lee’s retirement, coupled with the unsure futures to Leighton Vander Esch and Jaylon Smith. Cox was a participant the Cowboys initially focused as a potential second-round choose however handed on him a number of instances after taking Parsons within the first. However when Saturday’s fourth-round rolled round, he was too gifted to go up.
The Cowboys entered the draft figuring to land a cornerback within the first spherical. However as a substitute, they picked up three corners in Kelvin Joseph, Nahshon Wright after which Israel Mukuamu within the sixth spherical. Whereas Mukuamu apparently informed Jerry Jones he was “going to be the nook” on the group, the Cowboys sound like they are going to begin him out at security, given his 6-4, 212-pound body.
Line of defense was additionally addressed on Friday and Saturday. UCLA’s Osa Odighizuwa is a quick-twitch defensive sort out that may rise up the sector. Kentucky’s Quinton Bohanna is the alternative, a run-stuffing nostril sort out kind that may clog the center. Cross-rusher Chauncey Golston is the one edge participant the Cowboys picked up within the draft.