The media guys in Dallas/Fort Worth, as well as everywhere else there’s an NFL franchise, are salivating and shaking in their newspaper, television, and radio chairs as the day they’ve been waiting for is finally here.
The 2014 NFL Draft is just hours away and the questions we’ve all been asking will be answered later tonight.
Are the Houston Texans going to trade out of the number one overall pick or will they take Jadeveon Clowney with that pick?
Where will Johnny Manziel go? Is it possible he ends up with the Dallas Cowboys? Is there any chance he falls that far?
Who will be the first quarterback taken tonight? Will it be Teddy Bridgewater, Derek Carr or Blake Bortles?
What kind of surprises will we see tonight?
Will there be a “what just happened,” moment?
What about the Dallas Cowboys? Remember former scout Bryan Broaddus walking off the CBS Radio Dallas’ set and out of the stadium last year after the Cowboys took center Travis Frederick when scouts had told owner Jerry Jones NOT to use a first round pick on the former Wisconsin Badger because they believed he’d be there in the second or even third round? Doesn’t it make you wonder if there’s a pick out there that would make that particular scenario happen all over again?
You won’t find many fans, or media members for that matter, who will argue that this team needs a quarterback more than trying to better the defensive side of the ball. There’s a reason that most have Aaron Donald, the defensive tackle out of Pitt, and Anthony Barr, the outside linebacker out of UCLA, among the top names the Dallas Cowboys should be looking at with pick number 16 in the first round of tonight’s draft.
Not to say the Cowboys won’t, or shouldn’t, draft a quarterback during this particular draft, it just won’t happen in the first or possibly the second round. If they do end up taking one, it may not be until the later rounds of the draft on Saturday or even Sunday, if they take one at all.
If we know the Cowboys well enough, and we know what Jerry Jones is capable of, we know that anything is possible when it comes to the NFL Draft. It never goes exactly the way we think it will.
So strap in. The next three days could be really interesting.