With the Dallas Cowboys heading into the 2017 NFL Draft looking to improve their roster, we attempt to predict each selection in the entire first round.
The NFL Draft is quickly approaching and the Dallas Cowboys are finishing up their prep for the big event. Teams are combing through all the information they can gather to put together an effective plan for draft day.
As it is mock draft season, I put one together just to give some insight into how I think the draft could fall for the Cowboys, who may at the end of the first round be forced into a difficult decision.
1. Cleveland Browns: Myles Garrett (Defensive End)
This one is somewhat of a no-brainer as Garrett is the top player in the draft. The Browns want to take the best player available and that just so happens to fill a need at pass rusher. I think it is unlikely they trade the top pick.
2. San Francisco 49ers: Solomon Thomas (Defensive End)
Thomas is they second projected pick in the draft and will be the top pass rusher on the board when Garrett is gone. It is possible the team will trade back for extra picks or a player and a pick worth equal value. Thomas would give the 49ers a top tier pass rusher to build their defense around.
3. Chicago Bears: Jamal Adams (Safety)
The Bears are good enough not to reach for a quarterback with the third overall pick and realistically they can only get better. Fixing their leaky secondary has been a massive task and Adams could be the missing piece that this Bears defense needs to get back on track.
4. Jacksonville Jaguars: Leonard Fournette (Running Back)
The Jaguars need to add a star running back to this young offense. Rebuilding their offensive priority should be their top priority but without any offensive linemen to select at this position the team grabs the best running back on the board. Expect a new emphasis on the ground game led by Fournette.
5. Tennessee Titans: Marshon Lattimore (Cornerback)
The Titans will look to land a top tier cornerback to help solidify their secondary. Lattimore is the best player at the position and will give an immediate upgrade to the Titans defense. The team already has a dynamic pass rush so adding the best corner in the draft should make their defense elite.