Dallas Cowboys 2018 NFL Draft: Pick-by-Pick analysis
By Tyrone Starr
Round 5, Pick # 171
Mike White, QB – Western Kentucky
Prototypical size for the position. Back-to-back seasons of 65%+ completion percentage, 4,000+ yards and better than 3:1 touchdown to interception ratio.
Lacks mobility or speed to avoid pressure. Has a bit of a fumbling issue with 17 in two years.
First of all. I’m not a fan of drafting quarterbacks unless they have a real shot to play or are certain to be an heir apparent. Lastly, he needs a lot of improvement at reading defenses, specifically blitzes.
Round 6, Pick # 193
Chris Covington, LB – Indiana
Very enticing as it pertains to his measurables and body. Had a great 2017 with 85 tackles, 12 for loss and three sacks
Extremely raw and not ready to play immediately. Will have a lot of improvement to make mentally.
Late rounds are often what projects like Covington are meant for but it seems like a player such as Jack Cichy who went nine picks later would have been the better choice.
Round 6, Pick # 208
Cedric Wilson, Jr., WR – Boise State
Good size (6’2″) and able to play both inside and out. Solid production posting over 2,600 yards and 18 touchdowns in just two seasons.
Does not possess exceptional speed. Has trouble with aggressive corners in press coverage.
The wide receiver room is already full and Wilson’s potential does not surpass any one else on the roster already. I’m just not sure how he fits or makes the team.
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Round 7, Pick # 236
Bo Scarbrough, RB – Alabama
Size/speed combination is devastating. Because of this, he can be a goal line or a big play breaker.
He’s not catching any passes out the backfield. If he’s in the game, you know what’s coming. Durability is a concern due to his running style.
Great pick for this late in the draft. Behind this line, he could probably be a touchdown vulture to Ezekiel Elliott around the goal line.