We're now in April, and if you're a die-hard NFL enthusiast you know that means it's NFL Draft time baby. Given that we're only four weeks away from the actual draft, you're likely going to see mock's ramp-up from sports sites, so of course, that only means more debate from fans.
(We love wholesome debates between Cowboys fans because they're so civil and engaging, so much fun.)
While it's always fun to hear and read different perspectives that people have on the Draft, I wanted to write up a fact or fiction piece on if the franchise should follow those opinions that people have where they target Offensive Line or Wide Receiver with their 24th Pick.
Without further ado, check out my piece below:
“Their first-round pick has to be a wide receiver or offensive line, no matter what.”
Now they did re-sign Wide Receiver Michael Gallup, but he's going to miss the first couple of games. At the moment, it's expected Wide Receiver CeeDee Lamb and newly signed wideout James Washington to be the franchise's starting WRs, but their WR3 remains a question mark.
Some could say last year's receivers Noah Brown and Simi Fehoko could step up to the challenge, but looking at the Cowboys' Draft Visits, you see they met with some of the top wide receivers in this draft class so that may signal the franchise isn't trusting those two.
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— Marcus Mosher (@Marcus_Mosher) April 1, 2022
Jumping to the offensive line, it was obvious that the franchise already had problems upfront entering this offseason, but for some reason, they decided it would be smart to make it worse by letting Guard Connor Williams and Tackle La'el Collins walk from the team.
Although the team has had the most visits with offensive line and Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones alluded the franchise was likely leaning toward drafting an OL prospect, I wouldn't count out a surprise player getting picked at 24.
With that in mind, my verdict is FICTION because if you're going into the draft close-minded that these two position groups are the only ones that you want to target, there is a high chance you miss out on a playmaker.
The draft isn't won in the first round and the Cowboys can still address their needs in the later rounds, so I'm rocking with BPA (Best Player Available) come draft night.