The Dallas Cowboys must continue hitting on late round picks and the Senior Bowl had a few players that might be on the their draft board come April.
The Dallas Cowboys coaching staff did not attend the Senior Bowl, which is a bit of an abnormality for the Cowboys organization. However, it does not mean they did not take notice of a few standout players.
The Cowboys overall draft success has been quite successful over the past few years under Vice President of Player Personnel Will McClay. He consistently can find hidden gems outside of round one that helps the Dallas franchise immediately and expect the same again this year.
If Pollard is given more opportunities, primarily in the passing game, it can pay huge dividends for the Dallas offensive attack. Wide receiver Michael Gallup was drafted in the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft and he has been an excellent pass catcher for the Cowboys. Gallup most recently racked up his first 1,000-yard season and we all have taken notice of his work ethic and production, which will only keep trending upwards yearly.
During the 2017 NFL Draft, cornerbacks Chidobe Awuzie and Jourdan Lewis were drafted in the second and third rounds. Depending on where free-agent cornerback Byron Jones decides to sign during the offseason this tandem may be in line to start at the corner positions for the Cowboys.
The Cowboys franchise quarterback Dak Prescott was also taken late in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Although Prescott is a free agent, I would expect a deal to get done soon as Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones says he is the Cowboys number one priority this offseason according to Michael Gahlken of the Dallas Morning News.
So, who will be this year’s big surprise of the draft after round one of the 2020 NFL Draft for the Cowboys? After following the Senior Bowl closely, I took notice of three potential players who can make an impact for Dallas this upcoming year and perhaps become a steal in this year’s draft.