Cowboys-Related Post-Draft Thoughts
- This draft was a roller coaster for us. The selections of Dez Bryant and Akwasi Owusu-Ansah held tremendous value, while every other pick was ‘so-so.’ We particularly dislike yielding a second and fourth-rounder for Sean Lee. Nonetheless, we like Bryant and AOA so much that we will probably provide the Cowboys with a respectable draft grade.
- Speaking of draft grades, they will be coming tomorrow–round-by-round, in depth analysis of each selection.
- We are shocked the Cowboys selected OT Sam Young in the sixth round. The value isn’t terrible, but players such as West Virginia’s Selvish Capers and Abilene-Christian’s Tony Washington were still on the board and can probably play either tackle position. Young is likely a right tackle only. Washington went undrafted, though, so Dallas still has an opportunity to sign him.
- The selection of Texas Tech CB Jamar Wall in the sixth round means Owusu-Ansah will be playing free safety for Dallas. His ability to move to cornerback was still a likely factor in Dallas valuing him highly. AOA’s return ability also contributed to his worth, even with Bryant being the first round pick. Once Bryant takes over as a starter, the Cowboys will most likely take him off of returns.
- In addition to Washington, LSU guard Ciron Black, Texas Tech guard Brandon Carter, Virginia Tech guard Sergio Render, East Carolina defensive tackle Jay Ross, and Fresno State cornerback A.J. Jefferson are all options for the Cowboys to sign as free agents.