How the Cowboys can get the 4th pick right and wrong
Wrong: The Cowboys trade down
Read the third paragraph of this article again.
A top-five pick doesn’t come around often.
Since 1961, when the Cowboys first participated in the NFL Draft by selecting Bob Lilly, Dallas has only selected in a top-five pick situation nine times.
Nine. Since 1961. Yes, nine.
In case you were wondering, cornerback Terence Newman (2003) was the last top-five pick.
With all the value available within the first five picks, the Cowboys are handing lighting in a bottle to another team if they decide to trade out of the fourth spot.
Sure, it’s safe move to accumulate extra picks and grab value throughout the rounds, especially in this year’s NFL Draft where talent is sprinkled with gems all over.
But this is the fourth overall pick we are talking about, which means the Cowboys have a high probability to get a calculated player with rich talent who can impact the team on opening day.
A high probability to land an immediate impact player with the fourth overall pick does mean Dallas could aim, fire, and miss by drafting the wrong player.
Which brings us to our next point.
Wrong: The Cowboys draft Joey Bosa
I don’t have a problem with the defensive end out of Ohio State. But the Dallas Cowboys apparently do.
Per Chase Goodbread of NFL.com, the Cowboys coaching staff visited the state of Ohio to evaluate what the Buckeyes had to offer. Joey Bosa was there, but he didn’t get the head over heels treatment, so to speak.
Bosa totaled 148 total tackles and 26 sacks in 38 games as a Buckeye. In those three seasons, he had one interception, five forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.
He turns 21 in July.
Next: Right: The Cowboys draft Ezekiel Elliott