ESPN’s Ed Werder reports that the Cowboys are now unlikely to trade up from No. 34 overall, despite the previous reports.
- According to Werder, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has said there are still players with first-round grades on their draft board.
- Werder also mentions that they could target a defensive end.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Cowboys are attempting to trade up to No. 32 overall with the Browns. According to Rapoport, the Cowboys are likely targeting a pass-rusher at the top of round two.
Rapoport leaves open the possibility of the Cowboys trading back in round two, due to the amount of talented players still available.
- Dane Brugler reports that there’s a “ton of action” right now in regards to the No. 32 overall pick. Brugler adds that the Browns would have really love a player in order to pass on one of these offers.
- Jason La Canfora confirms that there’s a “pretty strong consensus” around the league the Browns end up trading out of the top pick with a team looking to move up for a QB or DL.
- Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that the Browns are and have been fielding calls regarding a possible trade down the board.
All indications are that the Browns are someone to watch as a team to move back in pick up some more draft capital in the process.
In fact, Browns executive VP Sashi Brown told reporters last night that he’s already received calls about the No. 32 overall pick.
The Cowboys made an attempt to move up for QB Paxton Lynch towards the latter portion of round and Connor Cook is still on the board. However, it sounds like their preference is to add a pass-rusher.
The best available pass-rushers include Kevin Dodd, Noan Spence and Emmanuel Ogbah.
For what it’s worth, we have the Cowboys taking Dodd in our recently posted Second Round NFL Mock Draft.