What I did not like
- Neglecting the need for a safety.
Hill may end up being a really good player. The Dallas front office will tell you his position is vital to the success of their scheme.
You know what is more important than a position in your scheme? Creating turnovers.
With the 58th overall pick, Dallas chose Hill over safety Juan Thornhill. I have no doubts this will end up being a mistake. Thornhill totaled 13 career interceptions at Virginia. That’s just one less than the Dallas Cowboys top three players have collectively produced since 2015.
How important are turnovers, specifically interceptions?
Last year, the Bears, Rams and Patriots were in the top five in this stat. Chicago won 12 games. The Rams and Patriots played in the Super Bowl.
In 2017, the top five teams in interceptions all had winning records. Three of them won their division, one of which being the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles.
Two years before that, the top five teams in interceptions all had winning records. Three of them won their division, one of which being Carolina, who led the league in interceptions with 24 and played in Super Bowl 50.
Dallas, meanwhile, has finished 26th, 25th, 27th and 31st in interceptions since 2015. Not addressing ballhawking playmakers is a continual egregious oversight on the part of this front office.