4 dream prospects the Cowboys should draft in first round, but won't

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3. Chop Robinson, EDGE, Penn State

The Cowboys should absolutely consider an EDGE in round one. Whether they do so is a different story, but Chop Robinson would be great value at No. 24 overall. Robinson never crossed paths with Micah Parsons at Penn State, but Parsons would undoubtedly give his seal of approval on the young pass rusher.

Robinson only recorded 9.5 sacks over the 2022 and '23 seasons, but his 18% pressure rate last season placed sixth in the FBS. His ability to create chaos even when he's not bringing down the quarterback fits perfectly in the NFL.

In 2023 alone, Robinson ranked in the 90th percentile or higher in pass-rush grade, true pass-rush grade and pass-rush win rate, per Pro Football Focus. Robinson is raw, but Mike Zimmer is the perfect coach to unlock his potential.

2. Laiatu Latu, EDGE, UCLA

Latu is the best pure edge rusher in the 2024 class. The Cowboys are about to pay Micah Parsons generational money, whether it be this offseason or next. It wouldn't hurt to get another stud in the EDGE room on a rookie contract for the next four seasons. In fact, it would be good business.

A superstar for UCLA, Latu would've earned more recognition if he played for a more notable program. His 55 pressures last season ranked first in the entire FBS and he added 13 sacks and a 26.8 pass-rush win rate to boot.

Latu isn't an elite athlete, but he already has elite hand usage and discipline. The former Bruin has a repertoire of pro-ready pass rush moves that will allow him to make a high-level impact in the NFL from day one.