Round 7 – David Wells – Tight End – San Diego State
With James Hanna recently retiring, the Dallas Cowboys could pick a tight end much earlier in the draft. However, simply looking to fill the spot left by Hanna, David Wells offers quite a bit. Wells has never been the type of tight end that is known as a receiver. He can catch when asked, like the above picture when San Diego State upset Stanford.
Wells, might be one of the best blocking tight ends in this draft class and that is perfectly fine. With the Cowboys being a run first oriented team, Wells could step right in and fill the need Hanna left. He was on the line for Rashaad Penny, so one thing he knows how to do is run block.
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Again, I wouldn’t expect Wells to come in and be a serious weapon as a receiver, but with Rico Gathers and Blake Jarwin potentially able to take over that role, Wells would be the tight end you ask to block on the goal line and in short yardage.
Not the flashiest of picks, but at this point a solid one.
In conclusion, the Dallas Cowboys will most likely move around in the draft to fill needs, take advantage of falling players, and add depth without over-costing themselves in the long run.
They will most likely bring a kicker in after the draft, even if to give Bailey some rest in training camp. Michael Badgley would be one to watch.
While not all of the picks are going to be what every fan wants, adding depth and filling some holes will certainly be a priority.
There could be some splashes made, but I think the Cowboys know they can’t forgo some of the obvious issues in their depth at some positions.
With only a few days left before the draft, all of the questions we have will have been answered. The next question will be, can they be better than 2017? Only time will tell, and enjoy the draft!