The NFL Draft is in two days, and it is still up for debate where the Dallas Cowboys are leaning in the first-round. Offense seems to be the overwhelming thought, but which position?

Wide receiver and offensive line are two glaring needs after an eventful offseason. The Cowboys must replace the likes of Amari Coper, Cedrick Wilson, La’el Collins, and Connor Williams on offense. All four played major snaps last season and were important contributors.

With that said, defense is still something that the Cowboys could look to address in round one. Randy Gregory inked with the Denver Broncos, and there are some question marks at each level of the unit. Additionally, it is worth noting that Dan Quinn has some influence in the building.

Defense is an option in first-round.

If the Dallas Cowboys do opt for defense, two prospect jump out: Utah linebacker Devin Lloyd and Georgia linebacker Nakobe Dean.

Lloyd and Dean are widely considered the two best linebackers in the 2022 draft class. Both are impactful players from the second level of the defense, and the two would complement Micah Parsons well.

When you have a talent such as Parsons on the roster, it only makes sense to build around him.

Lloyd, in particular, has been generating some Cowboys-related buzz leading up to the draft. Dallas met with the potential first-rounder in a pre-draft meeting. The Utah linebacker was one of the 30-visits for Dallas, which is certainly notable.

ESPN draft analyst Matt Miller pegged Lloyd to the Cowboys at No. 24 overall. Miller pointed to Lloyd’s playmaking skills and three-down ability as to why the pick would make sense for the Cowboys.

Devin Lloyd is a fantastic linebacker that can play sideline-to-sideline and make an impact in multiple ways. His potential addition would allow the Cowboys to unleash Micah Parsons even more.

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