The Dallas Cowboys may attempt to move to the top of the 2017 NFL Draft if presented with an opportunity. But only for the right player.
The Dallas Cowboys are heavily preparing for the 2017 NFL Draft. They are finishing up their pre-draft visits as we are only 12 days away from the NFL’s biggest offseason event.
The Cleveland Browns own the first overall pick in the upcoming draft and that pretty much guarantees that they will have a ton of suitors for potential trades.
The Cowboys would need to offer the Browns several high value picks for the opportunity to move up to the top of the draft, as they currently possess the 28th overall selection. In my opinion, making a move like this would only make sense for one player. That being projected number one pick, Texas A&M pass rusher Myles Garrett.
It should be a viable possibility considering the fact that the Cowboys biggest need for several seasons has been finding a dependable pass rusher. Teams have made similar trades in the past with mixed results. So, it would definitely be risky. But those are exactly the types of trades owner and general manager Jerry Jones likes.
Even if the Cowboys did not target Garrett, they could land the best cornerback or safety this draft has to offer by trading up. A move like that would be a big deal for a team that has lost so much along their defensive secondary.
The Browns may not want to give up the first overall pick. And the price may be too high. But if you look at any team selecting after them, and their needs, a trade seems possible.
But the Cowboys should only make that move for the right player, as there are only a handful of prospects in this draft class worth sacrificing those picks for. Garrett certainly being one of them.
On draft day, the Dallas Cowboys will have much more to go on as team’s stance on dealing picks and compensation will ultimately be decided. But certainly, trading up has to be a consideration. Especially if one of the draft’s best players begins to fall.