Dallas Cowboys draft review
2 (58). Trysten Hill, DT: 6-3, 308, Central Florida
3 (90). Connor McGovern, G: 6-5, 308, Penn St.
4 (128). Tony Pollard, RB: 6-0, 210, Memphis
5 (158). Michael Jackson, CB: 6-1, 210, Miami
5 (165). Joe Jackson, DE: 6-4, 275, Miami
6 (213). Donovan Wilson, S: 6-0, 199, Texas A&M
6 (218). Mike Weber, RB: 5-10, 211, Ohio State
7 (241). Jalen Jelks, DE: 6-5, 256, Oregon
The grade starts with a boost from Amari Cooper, who was acquired for the first-round pick. Dallas opened with two high-upside bets on Hill and McGovern. Pollard is a dynamic returner and gadget weapon, but will the Cowboys use him better than they used Tavon Austin? The rest of the class has some solid pieces, including a toolsy edge rusher in Jelks, but a true receiver could have helped.
Best pick: McGovern was very steady for the Nittany Lions and then tested extremely well at the combine, which should make him a great fit in the Cowboys’ outside-zone-heavy scheme. He could push 2018 second-round pick Connor Williams for a starting job right away.
Upside pick: Hill has tremendous talent but was relegated to a backup role in his final year at UCF. The Cowboys, of course, have one of the game’s best D-line whisperers in Rod Marinelli, so taking a flier on a boom-or-bust defensive tackle could pay major dividends.
–Field Level Media