2nd Round – 50th overall [TRADE]: D.J. Chark (LSU): Here I have the Dallas Cowboys moving back into the 30’s to select wide receiver DJ Chark. The Cowboys are going to double dip at the wide receiver position as they attempt to rebuild the group.
Chark is the fastest wide receiver in the draft but struggles with press coverage. He would immediately give a boost to this wide receiving corps, giving the Cowboys something they have not had in a while, a deep threat.
Chark still has question marks surrounding his abilities as an overall balanced wide receiver. He is a limited route runner and is more of a speed receiver than anything else but his issues could be worked on.
As another plus, he is an excellent blocker but needs to work on his consistency. By taking a wide receiver at one and two the Cowboys have basically shielded themselves from being forced to bring back Cole Beasley and Terrance Williams.
This also gives the franchise some leverage in negotiations with Dez Bryant as we will likely see a repeat episode of the same offseason contract drama. By adding Chark and Ridley the Cowboys have given Dak Prescott the offensive foundation to succeed.
Alternate Pick: Will Hernandez (UTEP): Hernandez is likely the best offensive lineman left towards the end of the first round and would help fortify the Cowboys offensive line. I would be fine with the Cowboys taking him in the first round but if he falls to day 2 I could not imagine how the team passes up on him.
He has had no official meetings with Dallas as far as we know but if a slide begins to happen do not be surprised if the Cowboys trade up to grab the top-tier offensive lineman.