There will be much talk about what the Dallas Cowboys will do in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft, but here’s what they won’t do.
The NFL postseason is underway, but it’s already next year for the Dallas Cowboys. A tepid 9-7 finish in 2017 keeps America’s Team at home once again and at least gives the team additional time to prepare for next year.
The NFL is a year-round event for those who really follow it. Mock drafts are a dime a dozen, which to me seems silly this early on. The Senior Bowl and the NFL Scouting Combine have yet to happen and the free agent signing period in early March is still a couple of months away.
There’s absolutely no way to know what any team will do in Arlington come April, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t come pretty close to pegging what some teams will not do once the annual player selection meeting gets underway at AT&T Stadium.
Where the Dallas Cowboys are concerned, it’s pretty easy to nail what this team will not do in the first round of the draft.
For this discussion, I’ve chosen five positions that the Cowboys will almost certainly avoid in the opening round of the draft, which opens the door for more meaningful discussion regarding what they will do – but it’s all speculation.
These positions are listed from the absolute least likely to be chosen in the first round all the way to more likely to be chosen depending on how the chips fall.
Despite that ridiculous Week 17 win over the Philadelphia Eagles, which dropped Dallas from the 16th overall selection to the 19th, the Cowboys are still going to be in very good shape where getting a potentially great player is concerned.
So, let’s get started …
With the 19th pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys will not select …