Cowboys fans will love NFL.com’s ideal top two draft picks for Dallas
The 2022 NFL Draft is just two weeks away and the rumor mill and mock draft buzz are at an all-time high. Every media outlet and analyst is discussing who they think belongs with which team and why. It’s been hard to tell who will end up with the Dallas Cowboys given their first-round pick is all the way down at 24th overall. Some base their thoughts on whoever is the best available player on the board at the time no matter the position. Others base it solely on need.
In a recent article by NFL.com writer Chad Reuter, he has the Cowboys essentially doing both. The article lists the ideal top two choices for every NFL team. Reuter chose Texas A&M OL Kenyon Green at 24th overall and Oklahoma Edge Nik Bonitto at 56th overall. Not only are those two very talented players who can make an immediate impact, but they certainly fill positional needs as well.
The great thing about Green is that he brings versatility that the Cowboys can certainly use. Dallas still has to fill the positions of right tackle and guard with La’el Collins and Connor Williams gone in free agency. During his time with the Aggies, Green lined up at all positions on the offensive line except for the center. For a player that’s 325 pounds, the former Aggie is incredibly explosive and is able to quickly get his hands on the defender Green would be an immediate starter in Dallas and would bring a lot of help.
Although the Cowboys have many positional needs to address in the draft, the offensive line and defensive end are definitely priorities. Reuter explained that the team does need a wide receiver, but he feels that with so many teams vying for great wideouts, Dallas would likely need to trade up to get themselves a solidified WR2 or WR3 starter.
NFL.com decides that the most ideal first two picks for the Cowboys would be Kenyon Green and Nik Bonitto
On the other end of the ball, Reuter believes the Cowboys should pick Bonitto. This talented edge rusher would help fill the void left by Randy Gregory, and would also allow Micah Parsons to have more versatility at linebacker. Bonitto is a sack machine and uses his bend off the edge to mess with offensive linemen. Plus, under the guidance of Dan Quinn, he has the potential to blossom into a solid pro-level defender.
Here is what NFL draft expert Lance Zierlein had to say about the Sooner:
"“He’s a wildly athletic rusher who blends get-off, stride length and flexibility into one alarming package for tackles trying to slow him down. Rush counters come instinctively and his ability to seamlessly transition his attack from outside to inside makes him a projectable rusher against athletic tackles as a pro.”"
It’s hard not to agree with Reuter that these would be two excellent picks for the Cowboys. The issue is whether these two will be available when the time comes. However, several draft boards show that these two are projected to go right around the time Dallas is on the board in the first and second rounds. If the Cowboys don’t trade up or down, this could be both an ideal and likely scenario for Dallas.