Now in the month of the 2016 NFL draft, the process of making the picks will soon be upon the Dallas Cowboys. Next week official pre-draft visits begin.
Now in the month of the 2016 NFL draft, the process of making the picks will soon be upon the Dallas Cowboys. While social media has been awash with ifs, buts and maybes situations for the last several months, it’s over the coming week that we can get a clearer look at the Cowboys thoughts.
Next week official pre-draft visits begin. Each team can bring in 30 players to Valley Ranch and attempt to get to know them a little better. Coaches can have a look first hand at how the players shape up, and Jason Garrett can decide whether they meet his right kind of guy criteria.
While there’s no official list released of those visiting, here at the Landry Hat we’re keeping on top of the rumors and doing the hard work for you. Check out the list of potential visitors here.
The Cowboys first round picks from the past three years all had official visits. In fact looking back over the visits of the previous years, it’s clear they’re indicative to the Cowboys draft choices.
2015: The Cowboys signed six of their pre-draft visitors- Chaz Green, Randy Gregory, Byron Jones, Mark Nzeocha, Ryan Russell and Damien Wilson. While Chaz Green and Mark Nzeocha were relative unknowns to the average fan, they were clearly on the Cowboys radar all along.
2014: Zack Martin, Demarcus Lawrence and Ken Bishop all had visits to Valley Ranch before bing selected by the team. Noteably Chris Whaley and Davon Coleman were also pre-draft visits, subsequently signing as undrafted free agents with the Cowboys.
2013: Travis Frederick was considered a reach by most in the first round of 2013. But the Cowboys stuck with their board taking the best player available. Frederick had been a visitor from this draft pool alongside Terrance Williams, Joseph Randle and J.J. Wilcox who too were selected by the Cowboys.
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