New York Giants Receive Low Mark in 2017 NFL Draft First Round Grades

Apr 27, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; A general view before the start of the 2017 NFL Draft at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 27, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; A general view before the start of the 2017 NFL Draft at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /
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Sep 3, 2016; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines defensive end Taco Charlton (33) rushes on Hawaii Warriors offensive lineman RJ Hollis (74) at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports /

TACO CHARLTON. B. . DE. Cowboys

The Dallas Cowboys addressed a much needed hole in its roster in the draft. They were able to select Taco Charlton, a defensive end from Michigan. The Cowboys 6’6” and 277 pound pass rusher will look to slow down the high powered offenses in the NFC East for years to come.

Charlton recorded 10 sacks in his final year at Michigan and can provide an immediate impact in Dallas. Charlton increased his sack total each year at Michigan and scouts have praised his football IQ and ability to get around the edge.

The Cowboys could have used help in the secondary and might have thought about trading up to draft Marshon Lattimore after he fell past the top 10 but they ultimately stayed put at 28. They will have tomorrow to address the problems in their defensive backfield. The Cowboys defense recorded 36 sacks in 2016.

If Charlton is able to record double-digit sacks in 2017 he will be the first to do so in the past three seasons. The Cowboys are hoping he can be their pass rusher of the future.

Silverman pick grade: B