This was an odd draft for the Cowboys, they reached on a few players at positions of need but in other situations where there were players available at positions they need help at, Jerry and friends decided to take high upside players at positions which are not immediate need. Dallas traded back in the first round to pick No. 31 and got Travis Frederick, who should step in as the starter at center, but probably would have been available at the end of the second round. Dallas then took two luxury picks adding depth to positions they are strong at in TE and WR. The second half of the draft was more about filling holes by adding a safety as well as depth at CB and RB. Dallas did fail to add youth to their ageing defensive line through this draft.
Terrance Williams is a high upside player that was very productive at WR for Baylor. His main issue, however, is that he joins a solid group of receivers with two locked in starters. Keep an eye on him through the preseason as he is possible late round flier to draft and stash.
Escobar is a very good pass catching TE and could find himself on the field when the ‘boys use two TE sets. Unless Jason Witten goes down with an injury don’t expect too much from Escobar this season.
Joseph Randle will be a nice change of pace back, but don’t expect him to carry the load, even if Murray gets another injury. While he is a solid overall back with above average quickness, Randle lacks great top end speed and power.
The addition of Frederick should help out the O line and we could see a slight increase in good blocking attempts for Murray as well as more time in the pocket for Romo.
The Defense got some depth out of this draft, but do not expect a huge impact in statistics from this class.
|2||47||Gavin Escobar||TE||San Diego St.|
|3||80||J.J. Wilcox||S||Georgia Southern|
|4||114||B.W. Webb||CB||William & Mary|
|5||151||Joseph Randle||RB||Oklahoma State|
|6||185||DeVonte Holloman||LB||South Carolina|