4. Players the Dallas Cowboys should draft in Round 1 – Devonte Wyatt
The defensive side of the ball is a top priority for the Cowboys this offseason since the unit is still a work in progress. Defensive coordinator Dan Quinn helped reshape a disastrous Dallas defense into a respectable one with the infusion of significant draft capital last season but there are still significant weaknesses to be addressed.
One of those is at defensive tackle, where Georgia’s Devonte Wyatt could make a ton of sense at No. 24. A 6-foot-3, 315 pound monster in the middle, Wyatt played a critical role alongside Jordan Davis in the middle of the Bulldogs’ defensive line for the eventual national champions.
Wyatt may not draw as many accolades as Davis but he is a strong NFL prospect in his own right. Scouts will love the fact that Davis has the skills to be a pass-rushing presence in the middle of the defensive line, which could help the Cowboys since Randy Gregory may depart in free agency this offseason.
Another area that Wyatt will be an asset is in the run game since he can quickly shed his blockers to get to the opposing ball carrier. Adding a guy like Wyatt to the middle of Dallas’ defense would be an excellent move in the first round.