The Dallas Cowboys desperately need to address their biggest team need: edge rusher. They needed a young player to replace former All-Pro defensive end DeMarcus Ware. So on the second day of the 2014 NFL Draft, the Cowboys moved up from the 47th overall pick to the 34th pick to draft Boise State defensive end Demarcus Lawrence. But did Dallas overpay to get their man?
The Cowboys traded their second round pick (47) and their third round pick (78) to their NFC East rival the Washington Redskins for their second round pick (34). According to the Trade Value Chart, the Redskins pick was worth 560 points. The Cowboys picks were worth 430 and 200 points respectively. According to the chart, Dallas overpaid by 70 points. That left over point total is worth a fourth round pick!
But Dallas’ front office appears happy with the results as they got their man in Lawrence. In fact, it might be more of a case of overvaluing the player as the Cowboys apparently had a first round grade on the Boise State prospect. (Note: Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones has now said Lawrence was rated exactly where they got him, top second round)
But what do you think? Did the Cowboys overpay to get Lawrence at No.34? Place your vote below and feel free to chime in to our community discussion about it in our comments section as well.
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