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Baltimore Beatdown readers draft the first round of the 2018 NFL draft: Dallas Cowboys

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After a tight race, between Mike Hughes and Connor Williams, the big blocking tackle wins with 27% of the vote, only seven greater than Hughes.

The draft heads to the great state of Texas. Dallas Cowboys, you’re on the clock!

Previous voting links:

  1. Cleveland Browns — Sam Darnold
  2. New York Giants — RB Saquon Barkley
  3. New York Jets — QB Josh Rosen
  4. Cleveland Browns — DE Bradley Chubb
  5. Denver Broncos — QB Baker Mayfield
  6. Indianapolis Colts — OG Quenton Nelson
  7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers — SS Derwin James
  8. Chicago Bears — LB Tremaine Edmunds
  9. San Francisco 49ers — DB Minkah Fitzpatrick
  10. Oakland Raiders — LB Roquan Smith
  11. Miami Dolphins — DT Vita Vea
  12. Buffalo Bills — QB Josh Allen
  13. Washington Redskins — CB Denzel Ward
  14. Green Bay Packers — DE Marcus Davenport
  15. Arizona Cardinals — QB Lamar Jackson
  16. Baltimore Ravens — WR D.J. Moore
  17. Los Angeles Chargers — OT Mike McGlinchey
  18. Seattle Seahawks — OT Connor Williams

Possible picks:

  1. WR Calvin Ridley — The rumors of Dez Bryant leaving have not come to fruition, but it still may occur post-draft. In that case, they’ll need another receiver, which comes in the form of the top receiver in the draft.
  2. DT Da’Ron Payne — No doubt about it, the Cowboys need some big men to stop the run and get to the quarterback. While Payne isn’t the greatest in pass rush skill, he’s more than capable of absorbing blockers and driving the pile backwards.
  3. LB Rashaan Evans — This is the yearly reminder that Sean Lee is more injury prone than Jimmy Smith. Acquiring a healthy, coverage linebacker to jump in when the inevitable occurs will do wonders.
  4. OG Will Hernandez — The Cowboys line is known for greatness, but the left guard role is thin. La’el Collins is performing adequately, but the second best guard in the draft is nothing to skip over; especially when he’s playing next to Tyron Smith and Travis Frederick.
  5. EDGE Harold Landry — You can never have enough pass rushers. While the Cowboys have two great starters in the form of Demarcus Lawrence and Tyrone Crawford, and two strong backups with Kony Ealy and Taco Charlton, maybe the voters want the Cowboys running a 5-2 next season, or a 6-1.
  6. CB Josh Jackson — A pick machine with Iowa, possessing incredible upside. A first round corner is nothing to scoff at, certainly when the Cowboys’ pass rush looks so strong.
  7. CB Mike Hughes — The more polished product with a higher floor than Jackson. I will stop placing only one or the other in these votes.
  8. TE Hayden Hurst — Though it feels as if he’s going to play forever, Jason Witten will not. The team needs a replacement, and there are many unique tight ends in the draft worth taking in the first round.
  9. TE Dallas Goedert — This tight end class is all over the place, it feels. I’m uncertain which to place here, so I’ll give the voters more options.
  10. TE Mike Gesicki — As mentioned above, the rankings for tight ends isn’t conclusive, nor should it be.


With the 19th pick in the 2018 Beatdown Mock draft, the Dallas Cowboys select, __________?

This poll is closed

  • 46%
    Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama
    (105 votes)
  • 13%
    Da’Ron Payne, DT, Alabama
    (31 votes)
  • 13%
    Rashaan Evans, LB, Alabama
    (31 votes)
  • 10%
    Will Hernandez, OG, UTEP
    (23 votes)
  • 3%
    Harold Landry, EDGE, Boston College
    (9 votes)
  • 7%
    Josh Jackson, CB, Iowa
    (17 votes)
  • 1%
    Mike Hughes, CB, UCF
    (3 votes)
  • 1%
    Hayden Hurst, TE, South Carolina
    (4 votes)
  • 1%
    Dallas Goedert, TE, South Dakota State
    (3 votes)
  • 0%
    Mike Gesicki, TE, Penn State
    (1 vote)
227 votes total Vote Now