Dane Brugler, senior NFL draft analyst for NFLDraftScout.com, answered your questions about the NFL Draft and the Cowboys during a live chat recently. Here are some highlights:
Of all the Cowboys draftees and free agent signings, who has the biggest impact in their first year?
Brugler: It will be one of the Cowboys first three draft picks (Leighton Vander Esch, Connor Williams, Michael Gallup) and I wouldn't be surprised if it is any of the three. Vander Esch should see the bulk of the MIKE linebacker spots and will play an important role in the middle of the defense. Williams is the favorite to be the starter at left guard and Gallup has plenty of opportunity to emerge as the Cowboys top target.
I think long-term, the answer will be Vander Esch, but just in 2018, I'll say it is Williams. The Cowboys will rely on the run game and Williams stabilizing the offense line will be a crucial part of Dallas' offensive success in 2018. He won't have the stats like Vander Esch or Gallup, but his presence and versatility will be key.
Was picking Leighton Vander Esch more about the Cowboys adding depth behind Sean Lee or finding the next Sean Lee?