Dallas Cowboys Draft: NFL Prospects from the Dallas-Fort Worth Area

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AUSTIN, TEXAS – NOVEMBER 03: The Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders are seen for the drivers parade before the F1 Grand Prix of USA at Circuit of The Americas on November 03, 2019 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

The month of January is here and that means the start of 2020 NFL draft season is upon us. Out of the 400 names that could potentially hear their name in Las Vegas, here are a few big ones from the Dallas-Fort Worth area the Dallas Cowboys may be interested in.

The 2019 college football season provided some awesome moments: Joe Burrow’s Heisman campaign, Mack Brown’s return to coaching, an Alabama kicker missing yet another clutch time kick in an Iron Bowl, and the PAC-12 absolutely imploding for another season.

Locally, we saw the revival of the SMU football program as they finished off the regular season with 10 wins for the first time in 35 years. Baylor completed the turnaround in their third year with an 11 win season. We saw that Texas… is in fact not back as they went through a year of regression only to end with a stunning bowl victory against number 15 Utah.

With every college football season comes extreme unpredictability, and this year there was no shortage of it. A by product of this unpredictability is the rise and fall of college football players as draft prospects.

Every year we see prospects come out of nowhere and get drafted high while others start high and end up getting drafted on Day 3 or even go undrafted. This year was no exception as Joe Burrow is currently QB1 after being an after thought at the end of last season. The expectation is you will hear the name “Joe Burrow” or “Chase Young” a few million times until draft weekend, and part of that is by design.

But how many prospects do you know from the DFW area?

Every year whether the players attend high school or college in the area, the Dallas-Fort Worth produces several draft prospects who are the best at their position. This year is no exception as the three schools TCU, UNT, and SMU have a total of 9 prospects in the 2020 draft. Throughout the NCAA there are many more. Here are a list of some popular and less well known names to know come draft weekend.

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