What the Cowboys can expect in the draft: third round


IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys have seven picks in the upcoming NFL draft with selections in Rounds 1-5 and two picks in the seventh round.

Let’s take a look at the last five years at each draft position in which the Cowboys will be selecting to offer up some perspective on the type of player they will be getting.

Today, we offer up a look at pick No. 91, the Cowboys’ third-rounder.

2014 -- John Brown, WR, Pittsburg State (Arizona Cardinals): Brown (pictured) became the first rookie with four game-winning touchdown catches and finished the year with 48 catches for 696 yards and five touchdowns. Playing alongside Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd, he is the Cardinals' big-play speed threat.

2013 -- Duron Harmon, S, Rutgers (New England Patriots): He was something of a surprise pick because he was not invited to the combine. He has been a backup his first two years, but had a big interception at the end of the Patriots’ win against the Baltimore Ravens in the divisional round.

2012 -- Lamar Holmes, OL, Southern Miss (Atlanta Falcons): He started games at left and right tackle for the Falcons, but his 2014 season was cut short because of a foot injury.

2011 – Akeem Dent, LB, Georgia, (Atlanta Falcons): He started 20 games in his first three years with the Falcons, but was traded last year to the Houston Texans and recorded 38 tackles and a sack in 2014.

2010 NaVorro Bowman, LB, Penn State (San Francisco 49ers): He did not play last season because of a knee injury suffered in the NFC Championship game the season before. Before the injury the case could be made he was the best inside linebacker in football. He is a three-down linebacker, but will have to regain the form after the serious knee injury.