The worst pick the Dallas Cowboys can make (2023 draft staff picks)

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The NFL draft has been a long time coming and if you’re anything like the writers at Sport DFW, you’ve put ridiculous amounts of time and energy into it. The Dallas Cowboys, never ones to shy away from controversy, pick at 26 and promise to upset at least a few eager Cowboys fans.

As the saying goes, “you can’t please everyone,” so we ask the draft squad at Sport DFW to give up the picks that would make them the most upset when the Cowboys pick on Thursday.

Six draft experts weigh in on what picks would represent the worst case for the Dallas Cowboys in the first round.

We start with a player who has been on the radar since the start of the 2022 season…

Jermaine’s Pick: CB Kelee Ringo, Defensive Back, University of Georgia

For the record, the Dallas Cowboys selecting Kelee Ringo in the third round is something I would subscribe to. Taking him in the first round, that’s when I must step out.

Ringo comes with the size for the position at 6’2” 207lb which is very enticing in today’s NFL. He has athleticism and fits the mold of what the current defensive coordinator would be looking for. What scares me the most is situational awareness. There were too many times on game film where I watched Ringo play catch up.

The LSU game in the SEC Championship really stuck with me. Their receivers (Kayson Boutte, Malik Nabors, and Jaray Jenkins) didn’t set the world on fire last year but they were probably the closest group of NFL type receivers that Georgia played to that point. No, I’m not counting Ohio State at this point.

With that said, it was Ringo’s worst statistical and analytical game. In a division where Dallas plays a lot of shifty type receivers, having a cornerback who can be effective outside of just running in a straight line is key.

Dallas visited with Kelee Ringo at the Combine so there was some initial interest. Hopefully it’s the type of interest that is in the later rounds. Dan Quinn has a lot of influence within that building. If Quinn says Ringo has the goods, who am I to question that? My biggest fear is that he wouldn’t be ready for year two if or when Stephon Gilmore departs. I like the player just not at the 26th pick in this draft.