Cowboys Insiders Mickey Spagnola and Tobin McDuff along with KXAN’s Roger Wallace and Andrew Schnitker previewed what the Dallas Cowboys will do in the 2020 NFL Draft.
DALLAS, Texas (Nexstar) — The Dallas Cowboys believe they got a steal by drafting Oklahoma wide receiver CeeDee Lamb with the No. 17 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told local media on Thursday that Lamb was the No. 1 receiver on their draft board and a top six overall prospect in this year’s draft.
The Cowboys didn’t necessarily have a need at wide receiver after signing Amari Cooper to a long-term free agency contract during the offseason, but Lamb’s freakish playmaking abilities he displayed during a three-year career with the Sooners was too hard for management to pass up.
That’s what the first round of the NFL Draft is about — picking the best available player on a team’s board and avoiding the trap of reaching for a player at a position of need. The Cowboys made the best pick available in regards to their evaluation.
As for day two of the NFL Draft, the Cowboys picked up two players at positions of need. In the second round, Dallas selected Alabama cornerback Trevon Diggs with the No. 51 overall pick.
Byron Jones leaves a big hole in the Dallas secondary with his departure to the Miami Dolphins. Diggs will be expected to compete for a starting cornerback spot with Anthony Brown, Chidobie Awuzie and Jourdan Lewis.
The Cowboys went back to the Oklahoma Sooners for their third round pick taking defensive tackle Neville Gallimore at No. 82. Gallimore played up to his potential on the Sooners defensive line during the 2019 season.
The Cowboys have another former OU defensive lineman in Gerald McCoy already on the roster and DT Dontari Poe. Gallimore should have a chance to grow into the role of quality NFL player.
Currently, the Cowboys hold five picks for day three of the NFL Draft.
Current List of Cowboys picks in 2020 Draft
|1 (No. 17)||CeeDee Lamb | OU wide receiver|
|2 (No. 51)||Trevon Diggs | Alabama defensive back|
|3 (No. 82)||Neville Gallimore | OU defensive tackle|