Cowboys Use Record Number Of Draft Picks To Fill Gaps

Thanks to several trades and maneuvers, the Cowboys found themselves at one time with fifteen picks on Sunday after electing not to make a choice in Saturday’s draft.  Defense seemed to be the main area of focus for Jones and company, at one point they selected back-to-back DE’s.   In fact, seven of their eventual twelve picks were defensive players.

One terrific bargain was WR Manuel Johnson out of Oklahoma with their last pick in the seventh round.  He was on the board for their last several choices and I certainly hoped they’d get him as he is going to be a good receiver down the road.

One odd choice, I think, was the drafting of kicker David Buehler of USC, but he is built similar to Nick Folk and you can never have too many place kickers these days.  But nontheless, I don’t recall a kicker being on anyone’s “needs” list. 

They did manage to bolster the secondary and linebacker positions in this draft, so as an overall grade, which seems to be how this gets evaluated now, I’d give them a C+ for this year’s draft.  What do you guys think, agree or disagree?  Let me know and happy draft day to you!


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