3 Potential Busts the Cowboys Must Avoid With No. 24

These 3 prospects shouldn't be on the radar for the Dallas Cowboys in Round 1
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Barring a trade, the Dallas Cowboys will be on the clock at No. 24 in the 2024 NFL Draft. Their front office deserves criticism for many things but over the past decade or so, they've been very good in the draft. This isn't to say they haven't had their share of misses, but for every Taco Charlton, they've typically had at least one or two Trevon Diggs or DaRon Blands.

Looking ahead to the 2024 class, the Cowboys are in an interesting spot. Overall, their roster is strong which means they could draft simply based on the best player approach. But they do have some areas of concern, which could get worse based on free agency.

What they have to do is keep from letting those needs cloud their judgment (again, see Charlton, Taco). Here, we look at three players they need to avoid reaching for since they won't be great fits in Dallas.

3. Ladd McConkey, WR, Georgia

So many people are high on Ladd McConkey from Georgia due to his route-running, speed, and sure hands. But the Cowboys don't need to hop on that hype train.

McConkey could very well wind up being a solid NFL player but he never truly produced at a high level during his time in Athens. He finished his career at UGA with 119 catches for 1,687 yards and 14 touchdowns. In his final campaign, he had 30 receptions for 478 yards and two touchdowns in nine games.

If Dallas were to spend a Round 1 pick on a wideout, it would need to be a game-changer such as Troy Franklin from Oregon. If they want a complementary player who most likely winds up in the slot for them (which he would in this offense), they need to wait and land them later in the draft.