We’ve seen that the Dallas Cowboys plan on protection is to usher in low-cost gamers to fill positions of want in preparation for the draft. Par for the course for the Cowboys earlier than the draft, however now after the Carolina Panthers determined to commerce for Sam Darnold, a possible grenade has been thrown into the Cowboys draft plans. It has the chance to create issues for the Cowboys and trigger them to commerce again, or take a participant at a place of want, if nobody desires to maneuver up and their prime gamers on their board are worn out.
Final season the Cowboys have been on this scenario when the Atlanta Falcons have been drafting forward of them. Each groups had related wants, now quick ahead to this season and it’s the identical scenario yet again however this time it’s with the Panthers. The transfer to get Darnold made this worse for the Cowboys as many individuals assumed that the Panthers have been going to focus on one of many quarterbacks on this draft, however now they’ve the power to maneuver to a different place of want, cornerback.
The Panthers depth at cornerback isn’t the perfect, and now with the eighth decide they’ve the power to select the principle prospect mocked to the Cowboys in Patrick Surtain II, which could possibly be adopted by the Denver Broncos to take a cornerback which is a place of want. The Broncos could have signed cornerback Ronald Darby to a three-year deal, however they signed Kyle Fuller to only a one-year deal which means they nonetheless want a cornerback of the long run. So now the Broncos take Jaycee Horn as a result of they aren’t positive how properly Caleb Farley’s again will likely be in the long term after his surgical procedure and damage historical past.
On this situation each of the cornerbacks favored to be drafted by the Cowboys at the moment are gone, and the staff is confronted with a troublesome resolution – do they commerce again and take an opportunity on Farley coming off again surgical procedure, or do they go along with the perfect participant accessible which could possibly be a large receiver? You may by no means should many good receivers however you possibly can’t put all of them on the sphere at one time. You additionally put extra strain on a protection that was one of many worst in Cowboys historical past and has most of their secondary returning at cornerback.
In the event that they commerce again and take Farley, they’re taking an opportunity. The transfer has the potential to be a draft steal, getting the participant many noticed as having extra upside than Surtain II. However on the flip facet, they could possibly be taking a participant that’s injured, and has just one large 12 months of manufacturing in faculty.
It’s a troublesome resolution however it’s one that might very properly occur and the Cowboys now should plan for this situation or danger making the mistaken alternative with the tenth decide.