Round Seven – J.T. Barrett – Quarterback – Ohio State
The hardest part about this draft was not grabbing a tight end to this point. That being said, there are only two quarterbacks on the roster currently, and with a fairly thin crop this draft, they will probably not wait until undrafted free agency. Which means tight end may have to wait until the last pick or until undrafted free agents are signed.
J.T. Barrett should be available in the seventh round, and during almost all of the simulations there were only three or four available by this point in the draft. I went with Barrett over Chase Litton and Logan Woodside because Barrett knows how to win, knows Ezekiel Elliott, and is a team first guy. His leadership is one of the best traits of Barrett and he is a threat to run as well.
Barrett won’t be the guy to consistently throw pretty deep passes, but if asked to manage a game and use his legs, Barrett would be a fine addition to any team. I wouldn’t call Barrett a very accurate passer, but he has the tools and smarts to be a backup QB. He would fit well into a run first team like the Cowboys.
Other names: Ryan Izzo and Marcus Baugh