Make the selection – #3 Overall Pick
In this scenario, the Dallas Cowboys would be selecting third overall and this is where I feel like they are going to end up. This is also the best place for Patrick Surtain II to be selected.
A case could be made for another quarterback here but Patrick Surtain II is the selection here. The corner would ease the loss of what looks like a giant secondary exodus this offseason. Pairing Surtain with Trevon Diggs could possibly make this duo the best young corner tandem in the league.
A Dallas no-fly zone would allow the Cowboys to concentrate on bringing established veterans to their front seven. Having two corners with this type of size and athleticism is the final prize I am hoping the Cowboys end up with.
Trade the Pick
Trading the selection here would more than likely net a second-day pick while moving down in the single-digit selection area. Depending on what happens in free agency and how deep the NFL draft prospects grading turns out, this could be a great way to pick up an early day two pick and still get a great prospect.
The only thing is I don’t think that a team will be willing to give up picks to move up for a second-tier quarterback. Trading the pick so someone else can select Surtain also doesn’t seem conducive to team building.
A bigger haul could be had but the result will more than likely end up being a mid to late-round drop for the Cowboys. Selecting in the middle rounds for an extra pick feels like a loss especially the way the season has gone thus far.
If the Dallas Cowboys end up with the third overall selection, I fully expect them to draft Patrick Surtain II and be happy about it. No need to overthink things, just take the best available player which Surtain most certainly will be at this point.