Complete list of of Dallas Cowboys draft picks in the 2015 NFL Draft
The Dallas Cowboys have seven picks in this year’s draft. The Dallas Cowboys will be alternating between the 27th pick in odd numbered rounds and 28th pick in even numbered rounds. The Cowboys traded their sixth round pick to the Baltimore Ravens for linebacker Rolando McClain and the Ravens’ seventh round pick. The Cowboys traded their seventh round pick to the Indianapolis Colts for linebacker Caesar Rayford. For Dallas’ seventh draft pick they acquired the San Diego Chargers seventh round draft pick in exchange for defensive tackle Sean Lissemore. This gives Dallas their first five original picks, no sixth round pick, and the Ravens’ and Chargers’ seventh rounders.
The Dallas Cowboys have numerous needs that need to be addressed this draft, most of which are on defense. But their biggest need isn’t on defense, it’s at running back. The consensus seems to be that if Wisconsin RB Melvin Gordon falls to the Cowboys at 27 that they will draft him. Given where running backs have been drafted in recent years, and how the highest drafted one was a huge bust, it would not be at all unreasonable for the Cowboys to have either Melvin Gordon or Todd Gurley, Georgia, fall to them at 27. Expect the Cowboys to be adding Gurley or Gordon at 27 if either is available.
Dallas’ needs on defense are more numerous and will require more than just one first round pick to address. Dallas’ biggest needs on defense are at cornerback, defensive line, and linebacker. If Gordon and Gurley aren’t available at 27 then expect Dallas to address one of these needs. CBs Kevin Johnson, Marcus Peters, or Byron Jones could be available to them at 27 and would quickly fill their biggest defensive need. If Dallas is targeting a CB in the middle rounds Alex Carter, Stanford, could be a nice fit for them.
On the defensive line if Dallas is looking to take a DL at 27 then likely targets include Bud Dupree, Malcolm Brown,or Randy Gregory. Any of these prospects would have an instant impact on Dallas’ defensive front. A later round target for the Cowboys could be Michigan’s Frank Clark.
Dallas could use more depth on their top tier offensive line if they find themselves in a good position to draft an offensive linemen on whom they have a high grade. The pick that the media would love for Dallas to make would be at the quarterback position. Romo is still playing at a very high level, but regular back injuries and uninspiring play from Brandon Weeden could easily lead Dallas to draft a quarterback in the mid to late rounds of the draft.
27 (27th overall)
28 (60th overall)
28 (91st overall)
28 (127th overall)
27 (163rd overall)
19 (236th overall) – from San Diego Chargers
26 (243rd overall) – from Baltimore Ravens
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