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As the draft starts, still think it’s Jaycee Horn, then Patrick Surtain for the Cowboys. One caveat: if Penei Sewell falls unexpectedly, it gets interesting. If both CBs are gone, maybe Micah Parsons, maybe a trade down because some WR should be there for a move up by somebody
— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) April 30, 2021
Speed could be a key to the Cowboys draft picks this year.
“The speed and energy, we need to get more of it as a football team,” McCarthy said, via Jon Machota of TheAthletic.com. “We are a dome football team. We have excellent size and length. Speed is something that would definitely help us as we got through these draft prospects.”
Cowboys 2021 draft picks:
Round 1, pick 10Round 1, pick 12 – Micah Parsons
- Round 2, pick 44
- Round 3, pick 70
- Round 3, pick 75
- Round 3, pick 99
- Round 4, pick 115
- Round 4, pick 138
- Round 5, pick 179
- Round 6, pick 192
- Round 6, pick 227
- Round 7, pick 238
CB – It’s the most popular position for the Cowboys to use their #10 pick on. Chidobe Awuzie departed in free agency from a group that wasn’t very strong to begin with. Trevon Diggs is a piece to build on, but the Cowboys need help.
OL – Injury and age are catching up to various pieces of the Cowboys once-vaunted offensive line. Tyron Smith has an uncertain long-term future, and the middle of the line still has question marks.
DL – The Cowboys could use an infusion of talent at both defensive tackle and defensive end. Expect both positions to be among the picks this weekend.
LB – Sean Lee retired, Joe Thomas left in free agency, and the Cowboys are undecided on Leighton Vander Esch’s fifth-year option. This is a need that has been building this offseason.
S – The Cowboys signed a few free agents to go with Donovan Wilson, but they were mostly one-year contracts. The long-term stability of the position is in doubt, and the small sample size of Wilson’s work only adds to that.