Cowboys ought to commerce second-round draft decide for a confirmed commodity
Within the Nationwide Soccer League, draft picks are an especially worthwhile asset. Hitting on premium picks, primarily first- and second-rounders, could be what separates the great from the dangerous groups.
For the Dallas Cowboys, first-round picks haven’t been an issue. Courting again to 2010, 9 of Dallas’ final 12 first-round picks have been chosen to not less than one Pro Bowl. Much more impressively, six of the 12 have been named a First-Staff All-Professional not less than one time.
Dallas has almost mastered the artwork of acing their first-round decide, the second spherical is the place issues get shaky.
Taking a look at a listing of each Cowboys’ second-round decide since 2002, it’s truthful to say they’re lacking at a far increased price than they’re hitting.
Out of the 20 second-round picks, simply 4 – Andre Gurode, Sean Lee, DeMarcus Lawrence, Trevon Diggs – went above and past the expectations Dallas had after they chosen them. Different gamers like Julius Jones, Bruce Carter, Randy Gregory, Jaylon Smith, and Chidobe Awuzie had moments they performed like a second-round decide ought to, however none actually lived as much as their true potential.
Two of Dallas’ final 4 second-round picks, Tyrsten Hill and Kelvin Joseph, have been two of the extra vital draft misses for the Cowboys in current reminiscence.
Hill performed in simply 25 video games throughout his 3.5-year tenure in Dallas and was so unproductive he was minimize on the midpoint of final season. Joseph, simply two years in, is following in Hill’s footsteps and appears to be on the skin of the roster bubble trying in heading into his third season within the league.
The perfect organizations within the league are continuously evolving, studying from, and enhancing upon their errors. We noticed the Cowboys do one uncharacteristic factor already this offseason in buying and selling a conditional fifth-round decide for veteran cornerback Stephon Gilmore.
Might they study from earlier years and do the identical with their second-round choice? If they’re sensible, they need to.
Dallas might leverage their second-round decide in a deal for a confirmed commodity to assist their offense, like extensive receivers DeAndre Hopkins or Brandin Cooks. Whereas it could possible take extra than simply the second-rounder to get the deal carried out, that decide could possibly be essentially the most worthwhile asset Dallas must give as much as purchase one of many wideouts.
Total, the Cowboys are in win-now mode, and they need to proceed to behave prefer it for the remainder of this offseason. Dealing their second-round decide for a confirmed veteran could be a sensible transfer and would proceed to provide them one of the best shot at contending for a Super Bowl subsequent season.