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Dallas Cowboys Draft: Second Round Trade was Obvious, but Great Move

Demarcus Lawrence Dallas Cowboys

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Leading up to Day 2 of the 2014 NFL Draft, it was obvious that the Dallas Cowboys had one player on their mind who they wanted. The rumors started flying early that the team would be moving up in the second round to make sure that they landed this player.

After reports and rumors came out that it was either Demarcus Lawrence from Boise State, Kony Ealy from Missouri or Timmy Jernigan from FSU, the move was all but locked in, and it was going to happen early. The Cowboys weren’t going to let their man get past them in this round, especially because the defensive front seven is something that they badly needed to improve on.

It didn’t take long for Dallas to make their move, as they gave up their second round pick and third round pick to take the Washington Redskins‘ pick in the second round, which was the 34th pick overall. The pick was locked in, and it was Lawrence from Boise, which was the right move to make because he simply wouldn’t have lasted anywhere near the Cowboys’ original pick.

Soon after the pick, it was reported that the Cowboys had “one goal” going into the second day of the draft, and that goal was obviously to make sure that Lawrence was wearing a star on his helmet in the 2014 NFL season.

Are we replacing one Demarcus with another? That may just be the case, but I strongly believe that the Cowboys’ second round draft pick is going to be an immediate impact player.

Jeff Smith is a Dallas Cowboys writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @JSM8ith, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.