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Re-Visiting The 2014 Draft With The 2016 Cowboys Needs

RJ Ochoa

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Welcome to Hypothetical City.

I’m the Mayor, Governor, and President of this land and I’ve come up with quite the hypothetical situation for you to sink your teeth into. I hope that you’re ready.

Pretend that you’re the General Manager of the Dallas Cowboys. Congratulations on the promotion!

You have the exact same needs that the Dallas Cowboys do on today – January 13th, 2016. You’re coming off of a 4-12 season where Tony Romo broke his clavicle twice, Matt Cassel had an intentional grounding call on an interception, and Byron Jones captured our hearts. All of this heartbreak earned you the 4th Overall Pick in the upcoming Draft.

The reason the name on the sign when you drive into town reads “Hypothetical City” is because the pool of players that you’re selecting from is the 2014 NFL Draft Class… and you know everything about them that you do today. Oh AND you already have Zack Martin on your team. Talk about an advantage!

In case you want a list of how that Draft went down, I’m setting this up for you to slam dunk, you can refresh your memory by clicking here.

Shall we begin?

The first three picks are Jadeveon Clowney, Greg Robinson, and Blake Bortles… just like they were in the actual 2014 NFL Draft. You are, with the 2016 Dallas Cowboys needs and knowledge of how this class has performed over the last two seasons, now on the clock. What do you do?

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Are you going to take Odell Beckham Jr.? You could pair him nicely with Dez Bryant and have what would easily be the best wide receiver duo on this planet. If you’re worried about him handling the big media market that is Dallas you could always go Sammy Watkins or Mike Evans if you really want a receiver. Don’t forget that Allen Robinson is an option at this position, too!

How about you go with Khalil Mack? We’re talking about the first player to ever be named All-Pro at two positions now! He would immediately provide a big-time pass rush. I mean, the guy sacked Brock Osweiler five times in a game a few weeks ago. You could use that, right?

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Of course you could anchor the interior of your defensive line with Aaron Donald. He’s been to two Pro Bowls, was a First-Team All-Pro in 2015, and is the reigning Defensive Rookie of the Year with a solid shot at the Defensive Player of the Year. He immediately makes your team better.

Ryan Shazier just announced himself to the world with his fine play against the Cincinnati Bengals in last week’s Wild Card Round of the Playoffs. How about him? If Rolando McClain leaves via free agency you could put him in the middle and keep Sean Lee at the weakside spot. And holy moly if McClain sticks around you’ve got a trio of linebackers that puts some serious fear in anyone running into them.

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The same argument can be made for C.J. Mosley or Anthony Barr. Linebackers are always welcome in Rod Marinelli’s defense and maybe Shazier isn’t as fun to say out loud as Mosley or you want a shirt that says “Barr-barian” so you go one of these routes. Maybe?

If you’re still not satisfied, you better hurry though the clock is ticking, there’s always Calvin Pryor or Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. You’ve been trying to find that lockdown safety ever since Darren Woodson retired and surely one of these two along with Byron Jones could put together quite the collection of interceptions for your defense.

This is a lot to think about. Take your time.

…oh wait there’s one more position group to consider! My bad!

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Teddy Bridgewater, Johnny Manziel, and Derek Carr are on the board. Remember now that Tony Romo broke his clavicle twice last season so you really, really, really need a quarterback.

You should probably get one of these guys because that’s what’s going to help you the most this season, right?

Oh.

You mean to tell me that you’re not so sure that Teddy Bridgewater, Johnny Manziel, OR Derek Carr are better than any of the guys that I just named? Are you positive?! They were all thought to be the number one overall pick at one point or another! Teddy’s a game manager, Johnny can scramble, and Derek has a big arm!

You wouldn’t rather have one of those quarterbacks in a limited capacity than literally anyone that I told you about before for the whole season? Remember, remember… Tony Romo broke his clavicle twice. He’s coming off of injury.

YOU NEED TO TAKE A QUARTERBACK WITH YOUR FIRST PICK!

Knowing what you know now… that seems like a silly decision, doesn’t it?

Imagine if that situation had really played out and you, the show-runner for the Dallas Cowboys, took one of those quarterbacks at #4. You were coming off of a season where your worst nightmare became a reality and you caught a glimpse of quarterback purgatory. It was terrible so you took one of the top signal callers. You also left these guys on the board:

  • Odell Beckham Jr.
  • Sammy Watkins
  • Mike Evans
  • Allen Robinson
  • Khalil Mack
  • Aaron Donald
  • Ryan Shazier
  • C.J. Mosley
  • Anthony Barr
  • Calvin Pryor
  • Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

Is it perhaps possible that any single one of these guys could have been of more use to you than the backup quarterback that you took? Literally any single one?

That’s the situation that the actual 2016 Dallas Cowboys could potentially find themselves in with the 2016 Draft Class.

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There are plenty of members of Cowboys Nation who are advocating for the 4th Overall Pick to be used on one of the top quarterbacks in this Draft Class – my fellow Staff Writer Sean Martin wrote about that here if you’re in that club.

If you’re in my club, we have jackets mind you, then you are against taking a quarterback with the 4th Overall Pick. You can read my argument right here.

Why am I so adamantly against a quarterback, you ask? Because the 4th Overall Pick is the biggest resource at our disposal this offseason. I don’t want to regret it in two years. I want the 2016 version of one of these guys:

  • Odell Beckham Jr.
  • Sammy Watkins
  • Mike Evans
  • Allen Robinson
  • Khalil Mack
  • Aaron Donald
  • Ryan Shazier
  • C.J. Mosley
  • Anthony Barr
  • Calvin Pryor
  • Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

They’re out there. Let’s put a Star on one of them.


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If you were facing this hypothetical situation, who would you take? One of the rising stars in today’s NFL or a quarterback for the sake of taking one? Let me know! Comment below, Email me at Roel.Ochoa.Jr@Gmail.com, or Tweet to me at @rjochoa!

Tell us what you think about “Re-Visiting The 2014 Draft With The 2016 Cowboys Needs” in the comments below. You can also email me at RJ.Ochoa@SlantSports.com, or Tweet to me at @RJOchoa!

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  • http://wmscradio.com/show/upon-further-review/ Sean Martin

    Loosely translated: Beckham = Treadwell Mack/Donald/Any of the DL listed = Bosa Barr = Jack, with Jack being much better Clinton Dix = Ramsey I do not want Bosa, so turning your hypothetical into what could be the Cowboys board looks something like: Jack, Treadwell, Ramsey and QBs Assuming Ramsey hits the bottom of this list as far as players you would actually take at 4 (I like him, but he's just not over the other three guys with such a high pick), my rankings would go: Jack QB (Goff) Treadwell However, if Jack is gone, suddenly Treadwell becomes second on my board. You're welcome RJ, I drew up a plan to get the Cowboys as close to your boy as I'm going to get haha. Now let's hope Goff is on the board.

  • RJ Ochoa

    But if Goff is on the board doesn't this whole thing make you realize how he's the potential Carr of this class? You're turning down so much talent.

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  • http://wmscradio.com/show/upon-further-review/ Sean Martin

    I'm turning down a star WR, outside of that Goff become the best talent because he's more naturally gifted than Carr

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  • RJ Ochoa

    Based on what? Carr has one of the best arms among young prospects. Goff has size I'll give you that.

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  • http://wmscradio.com/show/upon-further-review/ Sean Martin

    Goff makes it look so easy and he's mobile

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  • RJ Ochoa

    Well forgive me if I'm not willing to spend the 4th pick on someone who "makes it look easy," haha. Also JFF and RGIII are mobile if that's your cup of tea.

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  • http://wmscradio.com/show/upon-further-review/ Sean Martin

    Yes but they lack the essential QB skill of being able to throw the football

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  • RJ Ochoa

    As Jared Goff lacks the ability to play in all 16 games of the season because of Tony Romo.

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  • http://wmscradio.com/show/upon-further-review/ Sean Martin

    Why is that a bad thing? We all need more Romo in our lives!

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  • RJ Ochoa

    What kind of car do you drive, Sean?

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  • http://wmscradio.com/show/upon-further-review/ Sean Martin

    A Dallas Cowboys/ITS branded Mazda 2 haha

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  • RJ Ochoa

    Looks like in it's good shape. If you could upgrade one aspect of it, what would it be?

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  • http://wmscradio.com/show/upon-further-review/ Sean Martin

    Probably the horsepower in some way, or at least grab a cold air intake and make people think I have more horsepower haha [emoji23]

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  • RJ Ochoa

    Give me a specific part you'd buy. Please.

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  • http://wmscradio.com/show/upon-further-review/ Sean Martin

    Cold air intake

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  • RJ Ochoa

    Ok well what if you put me in charge and I just bought you a new engine? It would be cool, no pun intended, but it would just sit in your garage wouldn't it?

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  • http://wmscradio.com/show/upon-further-review/ Sean Martin

    Yeah and then I get way more miles out of this body and frame, etc. the engine blows ups and I'm not scrambling, I just put yours in instead of calling my local car dealership and having Brandon Weeden sell me a car

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  • RJ Ochoa

    Is the engine expected to blow up in the next 12-13 thousand miles? By all measurable tests and calculations?

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  • http://wmscradio.com/show/upon-further-review/ Sean Martin

    Most likely not, can always sell the engine (trade the pick to a QB hungry team)

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  • RJ Ochoa

    Or you could just buy a cold air intake… The part that you actually need.

    [emoji441][emoji98]

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  • http://wmscradio.com/show/upon-further-review/ Sean Martin

    But here's what happens next. At some point in the future my engine explodes WITH the cold air intake in place. Now I just blew up a more expensive engine, as the Cowboys will be if they have a fourth overall pick talent for years to come but no QB when Romo isn't in the game

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  • RJ Ochoa

    I'm not saying don't get s new engine. But if you're getting a gift from me, the first part yeah you're going to implement into your car, why would you want it to be the engine? Do you need the engine NOW? No. Let me get you the cold air intake and then next paycheck we'll go pick out the engine together.

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  • http://wmscradio.com/show/upon-further-review/ Sean Martin

    So, Treadwell/Jack and a guy like Sudfeld or Hackenburg later in the draft? Sure hope those are reliable engines

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  • RJ Ochoa

    Well they make it look so easy so we should be good! [emoji854]

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  • http://PigskinHub.com Zac Fields

    All good points, RJ. The only factor I would add into this is a 36 year old Tony Romo instead of a 34 year old Tony Romo. Back then, we all knew we were 4+ years away from his retirement. This year? I think most of us realistically see him playing another two years, three if we're lucky. Being four years out, that's definitely too early to be drafting a guy at #4.

  • http://wmscradio.com/show/upon-further-review/ Sean Martin

    Hackenburg makes it look anything but easy

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  • RJ Ochoa

    Zac! Yes! One of us!

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  • http://wmscradio.com/show/upon-further-review/ Sean Martin

    Submitting my paperwork now to just be #TeamMcClay and sit back and watch haha

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Sean’s Scout: UTSA’s Marcus Davenport Fills Pass Rush Need for Cowboys

Sean Martin

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Sean's Scout: UTSA's Marcus Davenport Fills Pass Rush Need for Cowboys
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It is not often at all that a team picking 19th overall may be out of range to draft a small school prospect, but this is rightfully the case for the Dallas Cowboys and UTSA’s Marcus Davenport. For scouts who only care about how these prospects can help their NFL teams, Davenport has all of the traits to be an impact defensive end the second he enters the league.

Should the Cowboys find themselves in position to draft Marcus Davenport in the first round, he would fill an immediate need as another pure pass rusher to pair with DeMarcus Lawrence.

Firmly a first round player on my 2018 NFL Draft Board, let’s take a closer look at Davenport’s potential fit in Dallas.

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What is most exciting about Davenport’s projection to the NFL is that he’s an ideal right defensive end prospect that played mostly on the left side in college. That means Davenport is stout against the run as a powerful player who also displays freakish speed, dip, and balance as a quarterback hunter.

“Simply forcing offensive tackles to respect his rare combination of speed and dip allows Marcus Davenport to knock them backwards with hands-above-eyes technique.”

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This quote and accompanying film clip comes from my full scouting report on Marcus Davenport on Slant Sports. There simply aren’t many EDGE prospects at the top of any given draft as complete as Davenport, while still showing elite upside to get even better.

Davenport does not exactly have a plan for each of his rushes, but pointing him at the quarterback on every play from the RDE spot in Dallas could do him nothing but good from day one. This is a player who captures the corner with ease, thanks to his burst and length, doing so with the balance to absolutely punish blockers.

When Marcus Davenport hits someone, they go backwards. This is a great thing to say about any defensive prospect, particularly a pass rusher who can also bend the corner.

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“There simply aren’t many snaps on which he allows a blocker to work inside of his frame.”

The only slight projection that has to be made on Davenport playing defensive end with the Cowboys is his transition from playing mostly in a two-point stance to putting his hand on the ground. This technical change does little to affect a defensive end’s pass rush approach.

The strength Marcus Davenport shows in his hands is absolutely stunning, and equally as impressive is his controlled acceleration ability. These two traits alone are more than enough to expect Davenport to be able to beat left tackles at the next level with consistency, attacking them before they can reach this lengthy prospect.

“Tapping into Davenport’s full potential could be as simple as getting him in the habit of rushing the half man on every rep, but expecting him to do so right away is a projection.”

With Defensive Coordinator Rod Marinelli notorious for getting the most out of his defensive linemen, there is no question that Dallas is an ideal landing spot for Marcus Davenport to instantly reach his full potential.

The key to unleashing Davenport on the NFL will be teaching the mental aspects of the position to a player who dominated with raw traits in college.

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The Cowboys have some numbers to sort out at defensive end before the draft, as the likes of Charles Tapper and Randy Gregory could potentially give them enough of a presence across from Lawrence to warrant looking elsewhere with the 19th overall pick.

Of course, Dallas also used last year’s first selection on DE Taco Charlton — who took major strides in his game towards the end of 2017.

None of this should deter them from reinforcing their defensive front with another versatile pass rusher.

Marcus Davenport has a legitimate case to come off the board within the first 15 picks of the upcoming 2018 NFL Draft, making him a great value for the Cowboys, slated to pick 19th.

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Tell us what you think about “Sean’s Scout: UTSA’s Marcus Davenport Fills Pass Rush Need for Cowboys” in the comments below. You can also email me at Sean.Martin@InsideTheStar.com, or Tweet to me at @SeanMartinNFL!

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Cowboys Land Small School WR in Latest PFF Mock Draft

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It’s officially draft season around the NFL, meaning — whether you like it or not — it’s now mock draft season. Pro Football Focus is the latest of the national football media outlets to release a mock draft. Their version of the draft was controversial towards the top, but their pick for the Cowboys was equally intriguing.

PFF has the Cowboys taking Colorado State Wide Receiver Michael Gallup, with the 19th overall pick, a player they graded with a 92.1 in 2017.

“Dallas could go a number of ways here, but they add another receiving threat in Gallup, who can win with speed down the field and toughness at the catch point. He was the nation’s top-graded receiver in 2017 at 92.1 overall, and he adds another weapon for QB Dak Prescott.”

Personally, I’m a huge fan of Michael Gallup. As I stated in my scouting report of Michael Gallup for Slant Sports, I believe he is one of the top-five receivers in the 2018 draft class. Gallup caught 100 passes last season for Colorado State, finishing with 1,413 receiving yards and 7 touchdowns.

At 6’1″ and about 200 pounds, Michael Gallup is the perfect productive Z receiver that any NFL offense would want.

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Gallup is a smart, athletic, and tough wide out, with consistent hands and excellent ball tracking skills. He was incredibly productive in college, and should be able to contribute to an NFL offense right away as a rookie.

Drafting Gallup in the first round, however, may not be the best move.

I think he’s a fantastic day-two option for the Cowboys. But if they were to pass on Vita Vea and Roquan Smith for Michael Gallup, as they did in this PFF mock draft, I don’t think Cowboys Nation would be too happy.

Of course, this is just one of many mock drafts circling around the inter-webs, but Michael Gallup would be a great fit for the Dallas Cowboys. Dallas desperately needs this type of wide out in their offense, but I hope they can get him 50th overall, rather than 19th.

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Cowboys Draft Target: Virginia Tech LB Tremaine Edmunds

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Draft season! Draft season! Draft season! Pardon my excitement, but it’s one of my favorite times of the year. We all get the chance to study and speculate about the new crop of rookies coming in and determine their potential fit with NFL teams, and in this case, the Dallas Cowboys.

This draft season, especially, is shaping up to be an exciting one because the Cowboys have clear needs pretty much across the board. That means there is no clear answer as to which direction they will go with any of their draft picks, especially when they’re on the clock at 19 in the first round.

There is of course one draft need that has to be near the top of the list, if not #1 overall.

There can be no arguing the Dallas Cowboys absolutely need to address the linebacker position, especially with Sean Lee’s continued health concerns and Anthony Hitchens‘ potential departure via free agency.

Finding linebacker depth through the draft is a must!

A lot of Cowboys fans have already become enamored with former Georgia Bulldogs LB Roquan Smith, and rightfully so.

Smith will likely be the first linebacker off the board when the 2018 NFL Draft gets underway, which means he won’t be available for the Cowboys at 19.

But don’t be disheartened Cowboys fans, I think there is a linebacker in this draft class who possesses the God-given talent to be even better. Let me introduce you to a linebacker who I believe has Superstar potential.

Virginia Tech LB Tremaine Edmunds

Tremaine Edmunds checks all the boxes for an NFL linebacker. He is one of the more intriguing prospects in this entire draft class because of his versatility to play in any scheme. But, most intriguing is he is slated to be the second youngest (19) prospect ever drafted, only Amobi Okoye was younger.

But don’t let his youth fool you; he’s a monster on the field.

Tremaine Edmunds is a natural in so many phases of the game, and it has everything to do with his rare athleticism.

Edmunds has the size of an edge player (6’5″, 250), but the movement/athleticism of the smaller and quicker linebackers we’ve seen become popular around the NFL. To put it simply, he looks like a lion, but moves like a gazelle in the open field with his long strides and flexible hips.

Here’s an example of his loose/flexible hips in coverage.

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This isn’t a play you would typically ask a 6’5″, 250-pound man to make, but Tremaine Edmunds makes it look easy.

On this particular play, Edmunds drops into his hook/curl zone coverage. He then realizes the quarterback has decided to pull the ball down and scramble. He shows excellent field awareness and breaks from his coverage responsibility to make the open field tackle on the QB, despite the referee getting in the way.

This play probably wouldn’t have been possible if Edmunds was unable to flip his hips to change direction in order to make the tackle after covering the tight end. He does this with ease.

What I really like about Tremaine Edmunds is his versatility to play in any kind of defensive front/scheme. But, I personally believe he fits best in a 4-3 scheme, which is why I think he makes an excellent Cowboys draft prospect.

I think he fits best in the 4-3 scheme because of all of the different positions he can play. In the 4-3 scheme, Edmunds could play:

MIKE (middle): He has tremendous gap-shooting ability and play anticipation.
SAM (strong-side): He has the ability to stop the run and still drop into coverage.
EDGE: He has the size, athleticism, flexibility, and explosion.

Tremaine Edmunds played all of these positions while at Virginia Tech, and I think he could even play WILL (weak-side) as well, but that’s something he wasn’t asked to do in college.

But, you don’t have to take my word for it.

Edmunds at MIKE:

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Here you see Tremaine Edmunds playing the MIKE LB position. He quickly reads and diagnoses the play, shooting the gap to make the tackle for a loss on third down.

It’s an excellent play and shows the God-given talent he was born with. You can’t teach those kind of instincts.

Edmunds at SAM:

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On this particular play, Edmunds is lined up at the SAM LB position and has responsibility of covering the running back out of the backfield. Not only does he once again show his loose hips in coverage, but he makes an excellent open-field tackle on third down for a minimal gain to get the defense off the field.

Edmunds at EDGE:

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Tremaine Edmunds was also utilized as an edge rusher, at times, while at Virginia Tech. Here you see him lined up in a two-point stance on the defense’s left side.

At the snap of the ball, you can really see his first-step explosion, natural bend and athleticism.

The TE trying to block him had no chance, and Edmunds probably would have gotten the sack if not for the slight hold and the QB’s ability to get rid of the ball quickly.

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As you can see, Tremaine Edmunds is an intriguing prospect for the Dallas Cowboys, and could probably start right away at the SAM LB position while also providing much-needed depth in other areas.

He’s not a polished prospect by any means, he’s still raw, but I believe he has the upside to be one of the great ones.

If I were to compare him to a current NFL player, I would compare him to either Anthony Barr (Vikings) or Jamie Collins (Browns). Both players have been successful as inside linebackers as well as edge players in the NFL, and that’s what I envision Edmunds will do in his career.

I think Edmunds is going to open a lot of eyes once we get further into the draft process, especially after he puts on a show at the combine. He will likely shoot up draft boards, which means he should be in play for the Dallas Cowboys with the 19th overall selection. I have absolutely zero concerns about taking him there.

What do you think about Tremaine Edmunds as a Cowboys draft prospect?

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