Dallas Cowboys Rumors: Targets Taking Shape For 2016 NFL Draft?

Dallas Cowboys rumors about the 2016 NFL Draft are starting to take shape. These latest Cowboys rumors come from a full seven-round mock draft conducted by NFL.com and a report from the Dallas Morning News. The Cowboys have the No. 4 overall selection in the 2016 NFL Draft, giving the team a chance to address specific needs on the roster. Three of the most popular names among fans are currently Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott, Florida State cornerback Jalen Ramsey, and Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa.

NFL analyst Chad Reuter projects that the Dallas Cowboys are going to select Joey Bosa with that first-round pick and address the needs at running back and cornerback in later rounds. He goes on to predict that the Cowboys will select Baylor wide receiver Corey Coleman in the second round, Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg in the third round, and Alabama running back Kenyan Drake and Minnesota cornerback Eric Murray with the two fourth-round selections. Those picks would cover all the primary needs of the franchise.

The rest of the Cowboys draft picks come in the sixth round, where the team possesses four selections. It is pretty difficult for any NFL analyst to correctly predict who a team is going to target that far into the third day of the draft, but NFL.com has put forth an effort to do exactly that. They have the Cowboys selecting Maryland defensive tackle Quinton Jefferson, Montana outside linebacker Tyrone Holmes, Connecticut safety Andrew Adams, and Montana State tight end Beau Sandland.

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In that latest NFL mock draft, the first three players projected to come off the board are California quarterback Jared Goff to the Los Angeles Rams, North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz to the Philadelphia Eagles, and Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil to the San Diego Chargers. Following the Cowboys selecting Joey Bosa, it is predicted that Florida State cornerback Jalen Ramsey will go to the Jacksonville Jaguars and UCLA linebacker Myles Jack will go to the Baltimore Ravens. This is all contingent on no more trades taking place.

As previously reported by the Inquisitr, the Rams completed a trade with the Tennessee Titans to acquire the first overall selection. In a separate deal, the Cleveland Browns traded the second overall pick to the Eagles. This may have shifted any thoughts that the Cowboys had about selecting a quarterback in the first round. With Jared Goff and Carson Wentz nearly guaranteed to be the first two selections of the 2016 NFL Draft, many new Dallas Cowboys rumors have taken shape. Now it appears that many experts are set on owner Jerry Jones going with Joey Bosa.

A new report from the Dallas Morning News also addresses what the two biggest needs in the draft are this season. It underscores how badly the Cowboys need to get a top defensive end and top cornerback out of the draft. By selecting Bosa in the first round, the Cowboys would be addressing one of the biggest needs. There are going to be a number of really good cornerbacks still available when the Cowboys are on the clock in the second round, but there might be enough depth in the draft to wait until a later round.

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With the recent signing of Pro Bowl cornerback Josh Norman by the Washington Redskins, the pressure is on for the Cowboys to come away with a good group of players at the 2016 NFL Draft. Having that No. 4 overall selection will give the team a great step in the right direction, especially with all the talent that is expected to still be available at that pick. While Joey Bosa is the name mentioned most when it comes to Dallas Cowboys rumors, there is also still time for that to shift before draft day on April 28.

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