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Sports Dallas Cowboys draft picks 2021: Round-by-round selections

06:45  01 may  2021
06:45  01 may  2021 Source:   usatoday.com

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Here is a 2021 NFL draft pick-by-pick breakdown for the Dallas Cowboys:

Round 1 (No. 12 overall, from 49ers through Dolphins and Eagles) - Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State: Dallas drops two spots after missing out on Jaycee Horn (Panthers) and Patrick Surtain II (Broncos) to add Parsons to what was the worst defense in franchise history in 2020. With Sean Lee retiring and former first-round LB Leighton Vander Esch possibly entering his final season with the team, Jerry Jones and Co. reload at linebacker – and Parsons might arguably be the most impactful defender in this draft. Draft tracker

Green Bay Packers draft picks 2021: Round-by-round selections

  Green Bay Packers draft picks 2021: Round-by-round selections Here is a 2021 NFL draft pick-by-pick breakdown for the Green Bay Packers.Round 1 (No. 29 overall) - Eric Stokes, CB, Georgia: No receiver here for Aaron Rodgers, who gets to further stew in his apparent unhappiness. Stokes blazed a 4.25 40 at his pro day and, despite some raw elements to his game, might soon be gunning for CB Kevin King's job after the veteran's disastrous performance in the NFC championship game.

a close up of a helmet: A recap of the Dallas Cowboys' 2020 NFL draft picks. © Shane Roper, USA TODAY Sports A recap of the Dallas Cowboys' 2020 NFL draft picks.

Round 2 (44) - Kelvin Joseph, CB, Kentucky: And Dallas begins repairing last year's sieve-like pass defense, Joseph now paired outside with 2020 second-rounder Trevon Diggs. Joseph's exceptional athleticism should serve him well as he adapts to the NFL. Draft tracker

Miami Dolphins draft picks 2021: Round-by-round selections

  Miami Dolphins draft picks 2021: Round-by-round selections Here is a 2021 NFL draft pick-by-pick breakdown for the Miami Dolphins.Round 1 (No. 6 overall, from Eagles) - Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama: He's been compared to Tyreek Hill and will reunite with former Crimson Tide QB Tua Tagovailoa in Miami. Waddle and WR Will Fuller V will give Miami speed to burn on the outside, and Waddle could also greatly enhance the Fins' return teams. The AFC East better beware double moves from a player who averaged 10 yards after the catch.

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Round 3 (75) - Osa Odighizuwa, DT, UCLA: Could compete for a starting spot given state of Dallas' interior line. Odighizuwa notched 10½ sacks over his past three seasons and can get slippery in the gaps. Draft tracker

San Francisco 49ers draft picks 2021: Round-by-round selections

  San Francisco 49ers draft picks 2021: Round-by-round selections Here is a 2021 NFL draft pick-by-pick breakdown for the San Francisco 49ers.Round 1 (No. 3 overall, from Texans through Dolphins) - Trey Lance, QB, North Dakota State: A pick that's changed hands three times, the Niners made their bold acquisition of it last month ... and it was quickly followed by rampant speculation that they would take Alabama's Mac Jones. But going with Lance, who has far more upside than Jones given his physical skills, seems like the better option given the franchise surrendered three first-rounders to get him.

Round 3 (84, from Colts through Eagles) - Chauncey Golston, DE, Iowa: Dallas' defensive-themed draft continues with Golston, who had 27 TFLs over the past three seasons. Draft tracker

Los Angeles Rams draft picks 2021: Round-by-round selections

  Los Angeles Rams draft picks 2021: Round-by-round selections Here is a 2021 NFL draft pick-by-pick breakdown for the Los Angeles Rams.Round 2 (No. 57 overall) - Tutu Atwell, WR, Louisville: Welcome to the draft, L.A., which gave up its first-rounder in the Jalen Ramsey deal. Atwell may only be 5-9 while hovering near 150 pounds, but his speed could bring another dimension to an offense that already added DeSean Jackson. An all-ACC selection in 2019 when he led the conference with 1,272 receiving yards, Atwell should use every ounce of QB Matthew Stafford's arm strength.

Round 3 (99, compensatory) - Nahshon Wright, CB, Oregon State Draft tracker

NFL draft grades: Bears, Jets among best team classes in 2021 while Raiders among worst

  NFL draft grades: Bears, Jets among best team classes in 2021 while Raiders among worst Several NFL teams made significant improvements with a talent infusion through the draft, but only one franchise's class received an A+.Of course, as we know, it's an annual exercise in futility, any draft needing roughly three years to be fairly evaluated. Heck, it was only 2018 when the Cardinals seemed to be sitting pretty with their new Josh Rosen-to-Christian Kirk connection ... or the Jets lucked into Sam Darnold as their latest savior.

Round 4 (115)

Round 4 (138, compensatory)

Round 5 (179, compensatory)

Round 6 (192, from Lions)

Round 6 (227, compensatory)

Round 7 (238)

Dallas Cowboys' last five top draft picks:

  • 2020 (No. 17 overall): CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma
  • 2019 (No. 58 overall): Trysten Hill, DT, Central Florida
  • 2018 (No. 19 overall): Leighton Vander Esch, LB, Boise State
  • 2017 (No. 28 overall): Taco Charlton, DE, Michigan
  • 2016 (No. 4 overall): Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State

2021 NFL draft: Team-by-team picks

AFC East: Bills | Dolphins | Jets | Patriots

AFC North: Bengals | Browns | Ravens | Steelers

AFC South: Colts | Jaguars | Texans | Titans

AFC West: Broncos | Chargers | Chiefs | Raiders

NFC East: Cowboys | Eagles | Giants | Washington

NFC North: Bears | Lions | Packers | Vikings

NFC South: Buccaneers | Falcons | Panthers | Saints

NFC West: 49ers | Cardinals | Rams | Seahawks

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The Eagles traded down from No. 70 to 73 for a sixth-round pick, and missed out on North Carolina State's Alim McNeill, chosen by the Detroit Lions.Eagles general manager Howie Roseman said Tuesday in a Philadelphia radio interview that the Eagles had two defensive tackles in mind when they traded down from No. 70 to 73 for a sixth-round draft pick: Louisiana Tech's Milton Williams and North Carolina State's Alim McNeill.

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