With the NFL Draft exactly two weeks away everyone is buzzing about what their favorite team may is doing. The Titans hold all the cards with the top pick but rumblings out of Nashville is that Tennessee may be looking to trade back. There are several teams who have been linked to a potential trade for #1 including the 49ers, Eagles, Rams and of course, Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys.
Jones made waves earlier this year when he announced that Dallas would not be selecting a QB with their first round pick but have gone out of their way to vet most of the quarterbacks on the board including Carson Wentz, Jared Goff and Paxton Lynch who are all projected to go in the first round.
Wentz is a player Dallas is reportedly very interested in. Jones met with him at the Senior Bowl in Mobile in January and the Cowboys coaching staff worked with him up close as they coached him and the North team in the game. They watched him closely at the Combine and the North Dakota State Pro Day. Dallas also brought him in for one of their 30 official visits they are allowed earlier this month.
California QB Jared Goff is also high on the Cowboys’ radar. Like Wentz, Goff was also brought in to Dallas for a visit where the team’s brass got to meet with him.
Paxton Lynch from Memphis also came in for a visit and also worked out for Cowboys VP Stephen Jones and head coach Jason Garrett last month in Orlando. He’s projected to go in the mid to late first round and is a guy who won’t be picked at #4 and won’t be there at #33 in the second round. If Dallas is serious about him they will have to trade back to get him.
Dallas also has interest in Michigan State’s Connor Cook, Penn State’s Christian Hackenberg and NC State’s Jacoby Brissett. All three were also came to Dallas for a visit despite not being projected as first round selections. Hackenburg and Cook had a private workout for the team in March. Cook will likely go in the second round while Hackenburg and Brissett could go in the third or fourth rounds.
Mississippi State QB Dak Prescott worked out for team officials after getting a DUI last month. Before his run in with the law Prescott was thought to be a second or third round pick but now his draft stock has dropped significantly.
Dartmouth QB Dalyn Williams worked out for the team last week but won’t likely be drafted. Williams’s route to the NFL will probably be as an undrafted free agent or a rookie mini camp.
TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin attended Dallas Day earlier this month and worked out for the team. Boykin is thought to be a receiver in the NFL but could get a shot at playing under center in the preseason to see if he can make a roster as a QB.
We will find out for sure on April 28 when the Draft kicks off. The Cowboys could grab Went or Goff with the fourth pick or they could hold off and get a developmental QB in later rounds.