Breaking down the Dallas Cowboys draft picks

Breaking down the Dallas Cowboys draft picks
(Source: KWES)

(KWES) - The NFL draft is over. In case you stopped paying attention after the Cowboys didn't select a wide receiver with their first-round pick, here's a break down all of the players acquired by Cowboys in this year's draft.

Most draft predictions had the Cowboys selecting a wide receiver with their first-round pick to fill a gap created by Dez Bryant. But the Cowboys picked Leighton Vander Esch, a linebacker out of Boise State who was fifth in the country in tackles last season.

The Cowboys called up a Texan in the second round. Offensive lineman Connor Williams from the University of Texas at Austin. Williams was a first team all American his sophomore year. He's expected to fill a left guard position for his hometown team.

Next up, the Cowboys found a wide receiver in Michael Gallup from Colorado State. His senior year he caught a school-record 100 passes for 1,413 yards and seven touchdowns.

In the fourth round, the Cowboys selected Dorance Armstrong, a defensive end from Kansas. In 2017, Armstrong was awarded Kansas football's first-ever preseason Big 12 defensive player of the year award.

Then also in the fourth round, the Cowboys called Dalton Shultz, a tight-end from Stanford.With reports of Jason Witten retiring, Shultz has been called a potential Witten replacement.

A fifth-round pick was Mike White out of Western Kentucky. He's a 6 foot 4 quarterback who will compete for the backup spot with cooper rush. A sixth-round pick was Chris Covington out of Indiana, who played quarterback in high school and then transitioned to linebacker his freshman season

Lastly, the Cowboys selected Cedrick Wilson, a second Boise State player and Bo Scarbrough out of Alabama who was apart of two national championships and two SEC titles.

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