Vander Esch is largely unproven but has the physical traits and athletic ability to be a key player immediately in Arlington.
Covington started 13 games for the Hoosiers last season, making 85 tackles, including 50 solo, 12 tackles for loss, three sacks, five pass breakups and five quarterback hurries. Williams is expected to shift to the left guard position for the Cowboys.
White, at 6-foot-5 and 224 pounds, threw for 4,177 yards, 26 touchdowns and eight interceptions for the Hilltoppers in Conference USA previous year. I said on Friday night that Dallas grabbing wide receiver Michael Gallup was one of my favorite picks of the third round. He joins an underwhelming crew of Allen Hurns, Terrence Williams, and Cole Beasley, leaving Gallup with plenty of chances to see decent volume his rookie season. The newest Cowboy will be an immediate impact player that shows the potential of becoming a centerpiece for the defense.
Jason Witten's retirement isn't official yet, but the Cowboys used their second pick of the day on Schultz, who was a first-team All Pac 12 tight end for Stanford past year. He is thought to be one of the most complete tight ends coming into the National Football League, especially with his blocking skills.
"Michael Gallup at 6'1", 200lbs was the Rams top target the past two seasons. If he makes the team, it will give the Cowboys depth at the linebacker position and a player they can count on for special teams. Schultz (6'5/244) turned pro as a redshirt junior after logging a career 55/555/5 receiving line, averaging a pedestrian 10.9 yards per catch.
How does Vander Esch fit? A big weakness that National Football League scouts see in him is his inability to be a receiver out of the backfield, something teams value highly.
The problems that I have with the pick are that you had a better player in Alabama linebacker Rashaan Evans who could step in as your starter day one.