Dallas Cowboys: Grading potential first-round selections

Kyle Pitts, Florida Gators, (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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The Dallas Cowboys headed into this offseason with a plethora of needs that were heavily skewed towards the defensive side of the ball. After a quiet start to the offseason, the team has made a handful of (somewhat) significant moves to address these needs.

Those moves include the team signing safety Damontae Kazee, who led the league in interceptions with seven back in 2018, and safety Keanu Neal, who will reportedly play mostly weakside linebacker Dallas next season. The organization also made a handful of underwhelming signings to shore up its depth along the defensive line and focused on special teams early on in the free agency period.

However, the Cowboys still have a handful of pressing needs that it should try to address during the remainder of this offseason. With most of the best free agents signed and the team somewhat cash strapped at this point its hopes to fill these needs largely falls on the upcoming NFL Draft.

The Dallas Cowboys currently hold 10 picks in the draft, starting with the tenth overall pick. Understandably, there has been a lot of heated debate among fans and analysts over who Dallas should take with their top pick.

The debate focuses on whether America’s Team should draft for need or simply draft the best player available to them at ten. There is also a debate over exactly what player would best address the teams’ needs and who the best player available would be in a myriad of hypothetical possibilities.

Without further ado here are the definitive (kidding!) pre-draft grades for some of the potential first-round selections of the Dallas Cowboys.