With the 90th pick in the draft the Dallas Cowboys select
To recap the three scenarios we have for the Dallas Cowboys:
- WR Jalin Hyatt, CB Cam Smith
- RB Bijan Robinson, TE Tucker Kraft
- OG O’Cyrus Torrence, CB Cam Smith
Notable players on the board are: WR Tyler Scott, WR Cedric Tillman, RB Tyjae Spears, CB DJ Turner, OL Tyler Steen, TE Luke Schoonmaker
Scenario 1: We’re selecting Tyler Steen and plugging him in at guard next to Tyler Smith at LT (I’m not banking on Tyron Smith for anything). Steen stood out at the Senior Bowl and is probably best as a guard but has the ability to play OT as well.
Scenario 2: We will look to CB DJ Turner for help. The best cornerback left on the board should be able to round out the top-3 cornerback spots on the Dallas Cowboys. I still need a receiver, but an unexpected mismatch at TE (Kraft) should make up for it.
Scenario 3: We will look to WR Cedric Tillman. He’s big enough to fit the prototype the Dallas Cowboys need at WR and should factor in a top-3 option on Day 1 (not like last year’s pick).
In the first and last scenario we addressed all the positions we set out to with players who should be contributors, if not starters, on Day 1. In the middle scenario we jumped on the opportunity to add an very special running back and upgraded the pass defense and pass offense a little along the way.
- WR Jalin Hyatt, CB Cam Smith, OG Tyler Steen
- RB Bijan Robinson, TE Tucker Kraft, CB DJ Turner
- OG O’Cyrus Torrence, CB Cam Smith, WR Cedric Tillman
Dallas Cowboys Mock Draft Conclusions
Things got scary when we stayed from CB and WR in the middle scenario. We still made it work but the situation was tense and the needs were dire. Grabbing a WR first was ideal because the depth at CB is considerably better in this draft. Picking arguably the best guard in the draft was nice but it came at the cost of the skill positions (which may or may not be fine).
Again, we didn’t have the benefit of hindsight and simply took the best player at the time based on need and positional depth. Unless the Dallas Cowboys sign a clear starter in free agency, they are going to feel pressure to sign a WR or CB with their first pick.