Cowboys Recent Draft Struggles

In the last three drafts the Cowboys have had 24 picks and of those 24 picks only 3 have become starters. The best pick in the last three years has to be last years 1st round pick Dez Bryant. Bryant when healthy and out of trouble showed glimpses of a top notch receiver who could claim the number one receiver spot from Miles Austin in years to come.

Since 2008 the Cowboys have drafted 24 players: 3 starters, 13 backups, 4 players are on other teams, 3 are out of the league and 1 is on the PUP/injured reserve list. Other than Bryant only one other 2010 pick made his debut for the Cowboys last season and it was LB Sean Lee. The other 4 picks in 2010 Sam Young with 4th round pick has potential to be starting right tackle of the future. The other 3, 2 are still on the team in 3rd round pick Free safety Askwasi Owusu-Ansah who spent almost the entire season on injured reserve and hasn’t showed if he can even play in the league and Sean Lissemore the teams 7th round pick who before an injury showed the Cowboys he could play end and nose tackle.

This year the Cowboys have 7 picks, a first round, second round, third round, fourth, fifth, sixth and 2 sevens. Whether the Cowboys stay at the number 9 spot in the first round or trade down they need to get a guy who can start and play well at the next level. They have not picked well lately lets hope the Bryant pick last season was a step in the right direction. Who do you all think they Cowboys should take? Should they trade down or stay put?

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