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Cowboys Draft Was Odd, But I’m Excited About It

It's not an easy job to describe how the went for the . Without a pick, we knew we were in for an interesting year and that the Cowboys' selections could go many different ways. But even still, the managed to surprise us throughout the process. If I had to describe how the Draft went for the Cowboys with one word, I know which one I'd use. Odd.

Some of the selections the team made led to fans and analysts raise an eyebrow. But that doesn't mean the Draft went wrong or that the picks were bad. Like almost every year, many in were upset that their team didn't address the positions they wanted to or the players they mocked to them the days prior to the Draft.

Personally, I expected a in the . When the Cowboys were finally on the clock with the 58th pick, I was excited to see some of my favorite safety prospects still on the board. , and Chauncey Gardner-Johnson were still on the board.

Instead they took DT , from UCF.

Odd? Maybe a little, but that was a great value pick and the Cowboys felt lucky to see him at that point of the Draft. The team found its three-technique and added a talented guy with considerable upside to their already solid . Dallas seems ready on the edges, and the interior will look a lot better with Hill on the rotation. Hill is a pass rusher who will have an instant impact on the Cowboys' .

Dallas Cowboys Select OL Connor McGovern With 90th Pick
Penn State OL  (Matthew O'Haren / Sports)

In the , I was shocked when the Cowboys drafted Penn State's OG Connor McGovern. Although I expected an offensive lineman at some point in the Draft, I didn't anticipate them taking one on Day 2. Not only that, but I was surprised the pick was for an interior offensive lineman. Although I'm not a fan of this selection, I don't doubt it will serve the Cowboys' plans at some point that we haven't realized yet.

First of all, McGovern represents insurance for both and in the interior. Also worth noting, they could be planning on eventually sliding Connor Williams to RT and plugging in McGovern at .

One of the key picks in this Draft came at , when the team picked Memphis RB . This was the first of two running backs selected by the Cowboys (Mike Weber was picked in the seventh round). This was a pick, and with him taking over the in 2019, Pollard might be his guy to implement a lot of new stuff to his offense. Pollard is web-back the Cowboys can use in many ways both in the and the . Not to mention, he's a special team player that could bring a much-needed spark to Dallas.

As for the other picks, they were decent trait selections that could result in a few interesting players making the roster. In CB , they found a developmental . S could earn a spot as a special-teamer and with 's contract expiring after 2019, the pick makes sense. DE and could also earn a spot on the roster and provide depth at DE.

The Dallas Cowboys have done a great job in the Draft in recent years. Don't let anybody tell you otherwise. They've managed to build a very solid and young roster through this process and they've earned our trust. It was an odd Draft, and one I have many questions about, but I'm excited about it nevertheless.

Mauricio Rodriguez
Mauricio Rodriguez
I love to write, I love football and I love the Dallas Cowboys. I've been rooting for America's team all the way from Mexico ever since I can remember. If you want to talk football, I'm in... You'll find me at @MauNFL.

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