Last year, the NFL Draft was very unique as the teams were conducting the event via their homes. As for this year, who knows what will happen? But before we get to this year’s draft, let’s start looking back at the 2020 Dallas Cowboys draft and see if they made the right decision.
Looking Back at the 2020 Dallas Cowboys Draft Class
1.17 | CeeDee Lamb | WR| Oklahoma
Let’s begin with the Cowboy’s first pick. Dallas had the 17th selection in round one. Many believed that CeeDee Lamb would be off the board prior to the Cowboys selecting him. Shockingly, he was still on the board.
The Cowboys swooped in and drafted him. In Lamb’s rookie season, he had 74 receptions, 935 receiving yards, and five touchdowns. One of those touchdowns was a one-handed catch on the road against the Minnesota Vikings.
2.51 | Trevon Diggs | CB | Alabama
Heading into the second round with pick number 51, the Dallas Cowboys selected Stefon Diggs‘ brother, Trevon Diggs, a cornerback from Alabama. He was drafted to Dallas to replace Byron Jones, who was picked up by the Miami Dolphins in free agency. In Diggs rookie season, he did okay as he got three interceptions for 34 yards, 14 passes defended, one sack, and one forced fumble.
3.82 | Neville Gallimore | DT | Oklahoma
In the third round with the 82nd overall pick, the Cowboys select Neville Gallimore, a defensive tackle from Oklahoma. This DT had a pass defended and earned himself a half a sack in the 14 games he played in.
4.123 | Reggie Robinson II | CB | Tulsa
With pick 123 in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys selected Tulsa cornerback Reggie Robinson. Robinson is the second cornerback the Cowboys drafted this year. In five games he played, he only accounted for one forced fumble and one tackle. Hopefully, in year two, he improves and get’s into the starting lineup more.
4.146 | Tyler Biadasz | C | Wisconsin
We’re way into the fourth round at this point and with the 146th selection, the Cowboys selected Tyler Biadasz who is a center from Wisconsin. If it wasn’t for Travis Fredrick retiring due to a medical ailment, I don’t believe he would be drafted by Dallas. He had trouble protecting the quarterback. However, with time and experience, he will get better.
5.179 | Bradlee Anae |DE | Utah
Utah’s defensive end Bradlee Anae was picked in the fifth round with the 179th selection. With two key Defensive ends in Robert Quinn and Maliek Collins going to another team, the Cowboys needed to fill this position as soon as possible.
7.231 | Ben DiNucci | QB, James Madison
Even though the Cowboys had two backup quarterbacks on the roster in Andy Dalton and Garrett Gilbert, the Cowboys wanted some reinsurance at the position. That’s where Ben DiNucci comes in. In 2020, he came in for Andy Dalton who was out with a concussion and dealing with COVID-19. Ben completed 43% of his passes for 219 yards.
Did the Cowboys pick the right players?
After looking at the 2020 Dallas Cowboys draft, it’s not a bad draft overall. They got a third backup quarterback, a cornerback to replace one of the two who left in free agency, and a center to help protect Dak Prescott.
Hopefully, when the 2021 NFL Draft comes around, the Cowboys will pick players that can help them make the playoffs and then the Super Bowl. Knowing that they are picking a number 10, I think they can find someone they really like.
What do you guys think? Was this the a good draft for the Dallas Cowboys?
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