Dallas Cowboys: Did Jerry Jones orchestrate his best draft ever?

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2nd Round (51st pick) -CB Trevon Diggs, Alabama

The Cowboys have been constantly trying to upgrade the secondary for a few seasons now, of course in search of the perfect combination of players, if said combination even exists. Surely, landing the 31st ranked player on PFF’s big board will help that cause.

Being ranked 31, that means that the Cowboys were able to land another first round type player in the second round. No matter how you view it, they got a guy with a first-round grade from “experts” 20 picks later.

3rd Round (82nd pick) -DL Neville Gallimore, Oklahoma

The story is no different with their next pick that was Neville Gallimore. The defensive lineman had a ranking that reflected he should have not only been picked well before he was, but among the top of the previous round. Getting the 51st best prospect in the entire draft at the 81st pick definitely qualifies as a third win for the Cowboys here.

4th Round (123rd pick) -CB Reggie Robinson II, Tulsa

As you move into later rounds, things become a bit murkier for any team. Even with that knowledge though, the Cowboys only really made one questionable pick there. Considering what we discussed earlier though, as far as finding the right combination of players for the secondary, it wasn’t really that questionable at all.

They took cornerback Reggie Robinson II in the fourth round, a bit higher than most had him, but even that isn’t bad when you consider his size, his nose for the ball (three picks, 13 passes defended, and two fumble recoveries last season), and the Cowboys need for players in the defensive backfield.

Take this especially into consideration, NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein has even made reference that Robinson could play either zone corner or safety, so there may be something there to that.