Could Jerry Jones Make Another Aggressive Draft Move?
Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys have never been shy about making trades in the NFL Draft. Since Jones’ tenure began in 1989, the Cowboys have put together 84 trades involving draft picks. They have also been involved in 28 draft day trades over the course of Jones’ 32 years. It’s pretty safe to say that we’ll see some sort of move from Dallas over the weekend. The question is when will it come?
The recent retirement of Sean Lee leaves a hole at the linebacker position that has been filled since 2010. Granted, Lee has not played up to his standards the last couple years due to injury, hence the retirement, but he was still a leader for that defense. Because of that, Jones’ aggressive move may come early in the weekend to find a talent to replace him.
Dallas’ defense struggled all over the field last season, and at number 10 they will most likely take a corner like Patrick Surtain II or Jaycee Horn. That said, there are a couple top linebacker talents that should go off the board on Night One: Micah Parsons and Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah. If they start falling, Jones could make another move to get back in the first round.
Parsons has had some character questions hovering over him which could cause him to fall. As for Owusu-Koramoah, well, there are a lot of talented players going in the first round. Someone is bound to fall, and it could very well be him. Dallas has ten total picks in this draft, and seven of them are in the first five rounds. If they want to move up, they could certainly package a couple of those together to get back into the late first round. If they do, a first round that could possibly have the top cornerback and a top-two linebacker in the class would be a success.