The Dallas Cowboys and their fans should rightfully be thrilled about how the Amari Cooper trade has worked out for them. Having said this, this is a team with multiple glaring holes on their roster that lacks a first-round pick to fill those holes. Luckily for the Cowboys, there are several big-time prospects they could easily snag and start right away on Day 2 of the draft.
3. Dre'Mont Jones, DT, Ohio State
The Ohio State defensive tackle is undersized and a poor run defender for a one tech lineman, but he has incredible burst off the snap and athleticism that makes him a solid pass-rusher. DeMarcus Lawrence is phenomenal, but he can't keep the Cowboys pass rush afloat by himself. Plug Jones in and watch the sacks pile up.
2. Juan Thornhill, S, Virginia
This class has plenty of great safeties, but most of the best are physical run stuffers who prefer to play closer to the line. Thornhill, a converted cornerback, is an old-school ball-hawk that has a penchant for creating turnovers. In addition, his football IQ really stands out on tape. Rod Marinelli's defense needs safeties who can cover deep, and Thornhill fits the bill.
1. Irv Smith, TE, Alabama
If you really think bringing Jason Witten out of the Monday Night Football booth solves all of the Cowboys problems at tight end, you need to do some reevaluation. While Witten is a short-term fix, Smith could be a great tight end for a decade. With athleticism, speed, and outstanding route running, Smith is a tight end built for the modern NFL Dallas can't afford to pass on.