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NFL Insider Predicts Taco Charlton Wins Defensive Rookie Of The Year

The absolutely had to try to address their biggest weakness at some point during the , and tried to do so when they drafted with the 28th overall pick in the of the . The selection of Charlton received mostly a “meh” (shrugs shoulders) reaction from a lot of , but one insider believes the former Michigan Wolverine could win .

The Dallas Cowboys are no strangers to having Rookie of the Year candidates. Last year alone both and were both worthy of the award and were even in the conversation for NFL . But, the Cowboys 2017 draft class didn't really seem to have the same kind of impact players as last season.

Of course, everyone is hoping Taco Charlton can come in and dominate as a rookie, thus improving the Cowboys . But, really likes to rotate his in order to keep them fresh as possible. That could possibly hurt Charlton's chances, but he should receive plenty of playing time.

Taking all that into account though, NFL insider Elliot Harrison still believes Charlton wins Defensive Rookie of the Year.

“No rookie is an a better position to help his team immediately than Charlton — and no more help from a rookie than Dallas does from Charlton,” wrote NFL insider Elliot Harris on the league's official website. “The Cowboys recorded 36 last season, a so-so figure made decisively less relevant by the fact opposing quarterbacks attempted 633 passes against them. Moreover, the team's leading ‘ rusher' (a term I use generously), , garnered six whole sacks. Get excited. Charlton was an impact player at Michigan, a football powerhouse. He's a full-time player.”

are certainly hoping that Elliott Harris is right and Taco Charlton is able to come in and be an immediate impact pass rusher. That would certainly help the entire , especially when you consider the massive overhaul the is going through.

For Taco Charlton to win this prestigious award, he is going to have to beat out of a lot of talented players who were drafted higher. Myles Garrett, Derek Barnett, , and were all drafted higher and thought to be more talented. But, none of that will matter when the finally gets underway.

The Dallas Cowboys and their fans are certainly hoping Elliot Harris is right and Taco Charlton wins the Defensive Rookie of the Year. That would mean the Cowboys defense have improved at an area of weakness and the team has found yet another impact player.

Is Taco Charlton a Defensive Rookie of the Year candidate?

Brian Martin
Brian Martin
Level C2/C3 quadriplegic. College graduate with a bachelors degree in sports and health sciences-concentration sports management. Sports enthusiast. Dallas Cowboys fanatic. Lover of life with a glass half-full point of view.

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