The 2017 NFL Draft is 70 days away. The Dallas Cowboys could use an upgrade at defensive end.
Taco Charlton, the 6’6″, 272-pound defensive end from Michigan, would be a great selection by the Cowboys if he were still on the board when Dallas drafts in Round 1. They currently hold the 28th overall pick.
Charlton registered 43 tackles, including 13 tackles for a loss and he had 9.5 sacks. His efforts named him to the All-American Big Ten Defensive First Team.
According to Charlie Campbell, Charlton is a very fast player with good athleticism. That’s what the Cowboys need. In the playoff game against Green Bay, Dallas’ defense could not get to Aaron Rodgers. They’ve been lacking a good pass rush for years. Charlton could be the answer they’ve been searching for.
Jered Dubin has Dallas taking Charlton. Many critics have Charlton being selected in the first ten picks. But if somehow he’s still there when it is Dallas’ turn, then he needs to be selected. Cowboys defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli could really use a talented athlete like Charlton. For all we know, the 22-year-old could be one of the last pieces of the puzzle Dallas needs to contend for a Super Bowl title.
The 2017 NFL Combine begins on February 28. If Dallas has their sights on Charlton, they’ll study every detail of his performance in this year’s combine. They will undoubtedly study many other potential defensive ends that could be available too.