Now that the NFL Scouting Combine is complete, the Dallas Cowboys can begin narrowing down the positions they’ll need to focus on in the upcoming draft.
This year’s NFL Draft class just finished up at the scouting combine and they did not disappoint. There are some specific positions that have tremendous depth heading into the event and that should help the Dallas Cowboys land productive players with their late round picks.
Specifically the tight ends, defensive backs, defensive linemen, and wide receivers all positions of need for the Cowboys have some tremendously talented players that should be available throughout the draft.
With the retirement of veteran tight end Jason Witten looming, and Gavin Escobar a free agent, the Cowboys should at least take one tight end in what could be the most talented tight end class of all time. The Cowboys have met with the big three tight ends in this draft Michigan’s Jake Butt, Miami’s David disappoint, and Alabama’s OJ Howard.
Butt suffered a severe knee injury that should make him available in the third and fourth round, so he could be the type of gamble the Cowboys are willing to bet on later in the draft.
He could need a year to heal and that would allow Witten to have one more season of being the main guy at the position. Howard and Njoku are both expected to come off the board first and could potentially be gone by the time the Cowboys are on the clock.
There are two other players that the Cowboys could consider as the draft goes on. Mississippi tight end, Evan Engram had the fastest 40 time for his positional group as he recorded a 4.42. He may need some development in terms of being a better target in the passing game but he could be a serious weapon with Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott throwing him the football.
Nebraska’s Cethan Carter could also be selected as a solid developmental tight end. He may be a stronger blocker than pass catcher but has shown versatility something that the Dallas offense could always use.