Cowboys select Mazi Smith at No. 26

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The Cowboys likely couldn’t believe their luck when their turn came to draft in the first round.

After a long wait, the Cowboys had their choice of Georgia edge rusher Nolan Smith, Penn State cornerback Joey Porter Jr., Michigan defensive tackle Mazi Smith and three of the top four tight ends. The Bills jumped them, trading up to take Utah tight end Dalton Kincaid with the 25th overall pick.

With the 26th selection, the Cowboys took the run-stopper, Mazi Smith.

It wasn’t a sexy pick, but he fills a long-time need inside.

Johnathan Hankins, Osa Odighizuwa and Neville Gallimore are their other top options at the position.

7 responses to “Cowboys select Mazi Smith at No. 26

  1. Just be stout in the run game….the other D-players will take care of the rest. I’m good with the pick.

  2. Not an exciting pick at all but I’m good with it. DT has been a need for years and it’s about time they fix it.. our run defense has been awful.

  3. Don’t they have QUINTOn bohanna as a run stuffer? Did they need another one or was bohanna no good.

    These days good defenses favor DI who can stop the run and interior pass rush. This guy won’t push the pocket.

  4. think that was a mistake. The run game is worse. They let go of their QB’s safety blanket TE (though they did trade for Cooks who’s good). You’re giving Dak less to help him. He needs it. Think that’s a mistake.

  5. Micah Parsons was pissed at both Eagles picks (see the reactions on the Bleacher Report draft cast) Nobody was pissed when Dallas made this selection.

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