Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 3/18/13
The way last year ended (with Tony Romo running for his life every time the ball was snapped) locks in the first choice for the Cowboys.The first round pick will be an offensive lineman.However, a first round pick is going to be a cornerstone of your franchise, no matter who you pick.  It's only possible to fail by selecting a bust.The second and third rounds, which take place a day after the first round, are a key to building a successful TEAM.  Players who might have the talent to be drafted in the first round are still available, grades on available players begin to vary between teams, and some of the less character-conscious teams begin to take risks.These two rounds often provide starting-caliber players, so successful picks can fill weaknesses on cap strapped teams like the Cowboys (who have almost enough room under the cap to re-pave a parking lot).Round Two possibilitiesAlthough the Cowboys will likely pick an offensive lineman in the first round (Chance Warmack if they're l...
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