Cowboys 2021 Draft: Would trading up be a smart move?

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The Dallas Cowboys currently hold the 10th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. With the draft less than a month away, the Cowboys likely know who their “guys” are in this draft class. There are possibly a dozen or so players that Dallas would love to select.

However, some players could be out of their reach when they finally select. As a result, the Cowboys could trade up from the 10th pick to ensure that they do get their guy.

One team that Dallas could trade with is the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons have been listening to offers for the fourth overall pick, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. In fact, if the Cowboys do love a prospect that much they could very well move six spots up.

Although the Cowboys haven’t had direct conversations with the Falcons about the pick as of yet, per, there is still plenty of time for Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to reach out. If Jones likes a prospect so much, he might pull the trigger.

With the first three picks in the 2021 NFL draft probably being quarterbacks, whoever owns the fourth pick is likely in prime position to select one of the best non-quarterbacks in this draft. Whether it’s offensive tackle Penei Sewell or wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase or even tight end Kyle Pitts, the Cowboys would likely move up to select one of these elite prospects.

Who would the Dallas Cowboys pick?

If the Dallas Cowboys decide to move up in the draft, they would likely select tight end, Kyle Pitts, out of Florida University. Pitts could be considered a generation player, according to Florida’s tight end coach Tim Brewster.

Pitts’ size, speed, and athleticism would make him the easy selection for the Cowboys. The former Florida star comes in at 6-foot-6, 240 lbs with a wingspan of 83 3/8 inches. As a result, covering him in the pros seems like a tall order for any defensive back/linebacker.

Nonetheless, his speed is another element of his game that teams would have to worry about. At his Pro Day, Pitts ran an unofficial 4.44 40-yard dash.

With an impressive Pro Day, teams likely began to see just how spectacular the former four-star recruit is. Even owner Jerry Jones had something to say about Pitts. He came out and stated that he is “infatuated with Kyle Pitts,” according to

Interestingly, Jones appears to love Pitts. He is most likely one of Dallas’ “guys” that they hope to draft. However, it is highly unlikely that the former Florida star would fall to them at 10.

Now, the Cowboys likely have a decision to make. Do they trade up and get arguably the best non-quarterback in this year’s draft (Kyle Pitts)? Or stay at 10 to take defense?

With Pitts, the Cowboys probably couldn’t be stopped on offense. Quarterback Dak Prescott would have four first-round picks to throw to including wide receivers Amari Cooper, CeeDee Lamb, running back Ezekiel Elliott, and now Kyle Pitts.

Although the Cowboys would miss out on a top cornerback, they would have plenty of other picks to improve their defense. Depending on the deal with Atlanta, the Cowboys would probably have to give up 2-3 more picks.

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However, if Pitts is could this “generational talent,” the Cowboys should really think about trading up. They could get a superstar tight end and continue to give their franchise quarterback all the weapons he needs.