The Dallas Cowboys got their OT in Tyler Smith in the first round on Thursday night with the 24th overall selection.

The pick had mixed emotions among pass-rush from both fans and the media, but they filled a need.

Day two of the draft is where the Cowboys knew they needed to hit on quality players with so much talent left.

The most predictable selection came with the 56th pick where they selected DE Sam Williams out of Ole Miss.

Smith was a player the Cowboys and defensive coordinator Dan Quinn pass-rush fell in love with during their pre-draft process.

Draft Grade: B-

While this pick is a need due to DE Randy Gregory signing with the Denver Broncos, most had him going more between 70-80 range.

Williams is a good talent and a pass rusher specialist but has some off-field concerns and has stiff movements.

What makes me feel a bit good about this selection is Quinn was coaching him up at his pro day.

He was able to get a close-up view of Williams’s strengths and weaknesses during private workouts.

If there is one person who can get the most out of a defensive player, Quinn surely can do so.

What does this mean?

Williams will be part of the defensive line rotation along with Dante Fowler, Dorance Armstrong, and Chauncey Golston at the right end.

The rotation will allow him to develop and keep him fresh on passing situations to rush the QB.

The Cowboys have a plan for how they want to use Williams, it will be interesting to see how he fits in Quinn’s defense.

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