Do: Take the best CB or WR available at pick No. 26
In today’s NFL, the wide receiver and cornerback have morphed into cornerstone position for franchises. The game is played outside and through the air making these positions all the more valuable.
At both of these position the Cowboys have one player who has dominant. There is CeeDee Lamb at receiver and Trevon Diggs at corner. The opposite of them is a need for this team and should be the decision at pick No. 26 in the first round. The passing game needs to help Lamb and the corner opposite of Diggs was a revolving door last year. The best player available at these two positions should be the pick.
Names to watch: Joey Porter Jr., Penn State CB; Christian Gonzalez, Oregon CB; Jordan Addison, USC WR; Jalin Hyatt, Tennessee, WR; Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Ohio State WR
Don’t: Take a tight end in the first round
Dalton Schultz is productive, he’s a security blanket for Prescott, and he has been a great contributor as of lately. But he may not be worth the price tag to resign him and that is okay. Dallas invested in two young tight ends, Jake Ferguson and Peyton Hendershot, each who played fine in their first year last year. The two each averaged over 9.2 yards per catch and had four total touchdowns as the secondary tight ends in limited snaps.
Taking a tight end in round one is not the biggest hole the Cowboys have and skips on filling more immediate needs. Many of the top tight ends such as Travis Kelce, George Kittle, and Mark Andrews were all taken beyond the first round. Should they want a tight end, they can snag one later in the draft, such as Iowa’s Sam LaPorta, a projected third-round pick.
Names to watch: Sam Laporta, Iowa; Tucker Kraft, South Dakota State; Luke Schoonmaker, Michigan