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2015 NFL Re-Draft Puts DE David Irving In First Round

They say that hindsight is 20/20, and that's a particularly true thing when it comes to talent evaluation in the annual . Every year fans chirp up with “We should have taken Player X!” or “We could have had Player Y!” because the knowledge gained from who those players became has influenced them. It's easy to look back and be right, and in the case of the it's more fun because they actually were right.

In a recent 2015 NFL Draft do-over by NFL Media's Lance Zierlein, Lance took a crack at how things might go now that we know exactly who and what the 2015 class is with two years of NFL experience under their belt. Unsurprisingly and both went #1 and #2, respectively, again because the price of a franchise is one that any team will always pay.

Where Would Everyone Else Go In A Do-Over?

David Irving
really came on in 2016,
so much so that 2015 #1 Overall Pick Jameis Winston found out in person. (Photo by Andrew Dieb/Icon Sportswire)

A few other picks remain the same according to Lance. Oakland still takes and the again take out of USC. Zierlein has the taking at #5, who wound up with the and had an incredibly impressive . If Collins wouldn't have been on the board the Giants would have had to adjust with the 9th Overall Pick, and Lance has them doing so with the selection of David Johnson… imagine that.

What's incredibly interesting on behalf of the Dallas Cowboys, who didn't pick until #27 in 2015, is the player that Lance Zierlein now has slated to 12th Overall – Cowboys DE David Irving. According to Lance the , who originally selected Washington DT in that slot, would wise up and take the talented that Irving has become.

David Irving Was A Steal For The Cowboys

David Irving, who recently signed his Exclusive Rights Free Agent tender, wasn't drafted at any particular slot in 2015 as he went totally and completely undrafted. The Cowboys wound up with him early in that season when they poached him off of the of the . Irving was impressive in that initial season, but it was in 2016 when fans saw the force he truly can be all over the .

Many applauded the Cowboys' efforts during the 2015 Draft as they wound up with essentially three draft picks: S  (who Lance has the Cowboys taking again in his do-over), DE (who fell to #60 because of off-the-field issues), and OL  (who also went undrafted thanks to an unfortunate pre-draft circumstance). You might as well up that number to four with David Irving who, in this Zierlein do-over, goes higher than any of them.

Irving will very likely get more work on the outside in 2017 for the Cowboys as Dallas looks to firm up their defensive line (stop me if you've heard that before). Hopefully the Cowboys give him some friends to play with there in the and hopefully it doesn't take a do-over two years later to realize the impact of it.

RJ Ochoa
RJ Ochoa
I like long walks on the beach, mystery novels, no just kidding those suck. The Dallas Cowboys were put on this earth for us all to love and appreciate. I do that 24/7/365. I also love chicken parmesan. Let's roll. @RJOchoa if you wanna shout!

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