Draft: Players the Dallas Cowboys are watching at the Senior Bowl

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The Dallas Cowboys, like 28 other teams, are in their offseason and 100 percent committed to free agency and the draft. The traditional start of “draft season” is the Reese’s Senior Bowl.

This year there are 106 players or about 41% of the draft itself, taking part. Over the years, the Senior Bowl has been an instrumental step in the draft process. It has both increased and dropped countless draft stocks before the combine.

There is time for teams to watch drills, one on one matches, offense and defense work, and then a game. The whole thing takes about a week to complete and starts to let teams get to meet and watch incoming players.

This week has just started and already there are some things we have seen that give us some clues to how this draft will look. As we all expected the quarterback class is not where the past few years have been. But we have also started to see some really good offensive linemen and pass rushers. Tight end and safety also seem to be solid this year, but wide receiver is still a little bit of a question after the first group of guys.

The Dallas Cowboys are in Mobile to watch the Senior Bowl and start their draft season.

With a lot of free agents and upgrades needed, the Senior Bowl offers a first glimpse and who may be. This year the Cowboys have some really solid options at positions of need.

One of the biggest needs is upgrades along the offensive line. Early-round favorites like Daniel Faalele, Trevor Penning, and Bernhard Raimann are all in attendance for the offensive line. But there are later-round opportunities like Cade Mays, Abraham Lucas, Luke Fortner are also at the game.

As the team decides how to move forward in free agency, they can start projecting who to target and where. Let’s preview some positions the Cowboys could be watching: