NFL Draft Night 2: Cowboys Draft Good, Eagles Draft Bold

By Shahji Adam

After so much discussion on what the Cowboys should do for the draft, Jerry Jones seems to have in mind the team he wants going into this season. After surprisingly grabbing CeeDee Lamb at the 17th spot, Dallas nabbed another star player in cornerback Trevon Diggs. During his freshman year, Diggs started out as wide receiver for the Roll-Tide but moved to the secondary his sophomore season. Standing at 6’1 and weighing about 201 pounds, Diggs seems to be the right fit for the new look defense in Dallas. It seems we now have another family tree in the NFL, as Trevon’s brother Stefon Diggs supported him on draft night. The question is not if but when will these brothers face off on the field. Round Three for Dallas also had defense in mind. With the 82nd overall pick, they selected defensive lineman Neville Gallimore from Oklahoma. Gallimore finished in OU with 147 tackles and 8.5 sacks. The former 4 star prospect from Canada set career highs in his senior year through the guidance of Alex Grinch and it landed him in the NFL. With the loss of Robert Quinn, Dallas had to make selections to shore up the Defensive Line.

While the Cowboys seem to be heading in the right direction, the Eagles stirred controversy. With the 53rd overall pick, they selected start quarterback Jalen Hurts from Oklahoma. This seems like an odd selection, as Philadelphia just signed starting quarterback Carson Wentz a four-year, $128 million extension in June. The quarterback controversy in Philly refuses to go away. Day Three of the draft starts tomorrow at 11 AM Central time, where rounds four through seven will be decided. The Dallas Cowboys have the 123rd pick in the fourth round and the 164th and 179th pick in the fifth.