The Dallas Cowboys came into this NFL Draft with a clear mission and goal in mind. That’s the way it should be.
You shouldn’t go farting around with hopes and dreams, but should strategically attack the weaknesses of your team and if you don’t have any, address or upgrade the weakest areas or most impactful areas.
For Jerry Jones and company, this was an easy analysis. The defense was putrid last season and near the bottom of the league.
With that, they made these picks. Surely, the defense should be at least a little better with this type of new blood.
Round 1(12)– Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State
Round 2(44)– Kelvin Joseph, CB, Kentucky
Round 3(75)– Osa Odighizuwa, DT, UCLA
Round 3(84)– Chauncey Golston, DE, Iowa
Round 3(99)– Nahshon Wright, CB, Oregon State
Round 4(115)– Jabril Cox, LB, LSU
Round 4(138)– Josh Ball, OT, Marshall
Round 5(179)– Simi Fehoko, WR, Stanford
Round 6(192)– Quinton Bohanna, DT, Kentucky
Round 6(227)– Israel Mukuamu, CB, South Carolina
Round 7(238)– Matt Farniok, G, Nebraska
With that though, it’s time to get specific. Here are three reasons to really like what they did in this NFL Draft.