Dallas Cowboys: 5 first-round draft targets for 2021

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Kyle Pitts, Florida Gators
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The Dallas Cowboys will be selecting 10th overall in the 2020 NFL Draft. They have a plethora of needs on the defensive side of the ball and could address the offensive line depending on how their draft board plays out.

Selecting 10th seems like a sweet spot for the Cowboys as there might not be a defensive player taken before their pick. The teams in front of them are expected to be interested in quarterbacks, wide receivers, and offensive lineman. That could open the door for Dallas to get the top defensive player on their board.

The Cowboys have had a ton of success over the years finding cornerstone players via the draft. This year will have to be no different if they plan to take that next step to Super Bowl contenders. Without further ado, here are the top five players the Cowboys should target in the first round.

Kyle Pitts, TE – Florida

Tight End would not be considered one of the biggest needs for the Cowboys coming into the draft. But if a player like Pitts was available at No. 10, the Cowboys have to seriously consider taking him.

This would be the classic example of BPA (Best Player Available), just like when the Cowboys took wide receiver CeeDee Lamb in last year’s draft. That is never a bad way to build your roster.

Pitts was easily one of the most dynamic players in college last season. In the eight games, he finished with 43 receptions for 770 yards and 12 scores. Scoring 12 touchdowns in only eight games is ridiculous production.

When I see Pitts he looks like a wide receiver playing tight end to me. His speed would be a mismatch for many linebackers and he would be an immediate upgrade over the Cowboys’ current tight ends, Blake Jarwin or Dalton Schultz. Pitts is a complete matchup nightmare, having the speed to beat linebackers, and the strength to overpower smaller defensive backs.

The aforementioned Jarwin and Schultz are quality tight ends which is why taking Pitts would be more of a luxury pick due to the pressing needs on defense. But, if he does indeed become a Cowboy, look out NFL. This offense is going to be impossible to stop.