Cowboys News App [Android]

Cowboys Draft: Will 2020 Be A 2013 Rerun?

It's April 2013. The ' 18th overall selection is coming up. On the clock are presumed studs like LSU , Oregon Kyle Long, and Notre Dame .

Instead, the Cowboys decide to back to the end of the first round, allowing the 49ers to come up to grade Reid while gaining a pick that would become . Later on in the night the Cowboys finally pick, taking lesser known Wisconsin .

The fanbase was confused, but years later no one would argue that Dallas made a mistake on draft night.Cowboys C Travis Frederick Sees First Game Action Since 2018 Preseason 2

Now it's April 2020 and the Cowboys are in a similar spot.

With multiple positions of need on their roster, and a middle of the first round pick to utilize, trading back feels like the best option. The Cowboys could potentially find a hungry team, like the , who may be willing to come up for a project like Love if available.

That's a whole lot of “ifs,” but the possibilities could very well be there 17th overall.

In a world where and the top are gone by the time Dallas is on the clock, trading back makes a ton of sense. Move back, acquire more draft capital, and go snag your guy later on in the first.

Grabbing an extra pick or two could also allow the Cowboys to find their 2013 first round pick's replacement. Frederick has now retired, opening up a hole at center which Michigan's has been rumored to fill over the last few weeks.

Ruiz would work excellently in the Cowboys blocking schemes, as a fluid and powerful center that can both get to the second level and work in space as well as reach 1-techniques upfront.

Of course, doesn't want to hear about a center right now. With and on the roster, the assumption is that the current Cowboys can figure it out on the . And, honestly, they probably can.

Still, trading back and allowing themselves to dip into both the back-half of a strong class as well as add defensive talent at the end of round one might be the best course of action for the Dallas Cowboys.

Kevin Brady
Kevin Brady
Die-hard Cowboys fan from the Northeast, so you know I am here to defend the 'boys whenever necessary. Began writing for a WordPress Cowboys Blog, and have been with ITS since 2016.

COntinue Reading


Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

> Join our team...

-- COWBOYS ANDROID APP --Free Dallas Cowboys News App for Android