Re-grading the Dallas Cowboys 2017 draft: Looking back

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Round 7, Pick #239 – Noah Brown

This is another pick that the Dallas Cowboys got right in this draft.

The Noah Brown selection was the ultimate value for Dallas. His calling card was special teams. He was the legitimate ace on that side of the ball.

Who would have known that his ceiling would have been a 2nd-3rd wide receiver?

Granted, there was much more palm sweating when he played the 2nd receiver, but as that third receiver behind CeeDee Lamb and Michael Gallup, he was much more effective.

His overall tenure with Dallas had him no higher than the fourth receiver before last season. However, he stats speak for themselves.

Over five seasons, he hauled in 82 receptions for 980 yards and three touchdowns.

Looking at the numbers alone, it could be more impressive for five years. Throw in the variable that he was a 7th round pick, and it looks promising.
I’m giving him a high passing grade simpler because of the value. If his name was Marques Colston (Saints) or Donald Driver (Packers), Dallas would get an A+. Unfortunately, he didn’t get the stats entirely on that level.

Individual Grade: B

Round 7, Pick #246 – Jordan Carrell

Can I use the dart analogy again? If not, I understand.

A seventh-round pick hoping to make the team. Dallas took another flier on a potential three-technique type of talent from the University of Colorado.

Outside of playing in preseason games, there was zero impact on the regular season. It was a good try by the Dallas Cowboys, but there needs to be more data to land a grade on this player.

Dallas Cowboys Individual Grade: Incomplete