Day 2 of the 2018 NFL Draft is in the books and I feel the Dallas Cowboys now have three starters in the first three rounds. On the first day of the NFL Draft, I had mixed feelings about Leighton Vander Esch, because of the better players left on the board. When Day 2 of the draft ended last night (April 27), I felt a lot better about the team, with the additions of Texas offensive tackle Connor Williams and wide receiver Michael Gallop.

Second-round pick Connor Williams is an amazing talent who should have gone in the first round, but injuries hurt his play during the 2017 season.

The Cowboys will play him at left guard right between Tyron Smith and Travis Frederick. Williams was very emotional when his name was called because he was born and raised in Texas. He played college football in Austin and now he will play professional football in Arlington.

Third-round pick Michael Gallop is another one of those players who could have gone in the second round, but to get him a round later was a great value. Marcus Mosher of Bleacher Report showed clips of Gallop and the way he attacks the football and how much burst he has. He can be a starter, he has that type of ability, and I believe he is a Terrance Williams replacement as the No. 2 receiver.

I love the way he attacks the football and how he is creative with the football after the catch.

The Cowboys felt he had great traits and he is now a new addition to our receiving corps.

What to look forward to on Day 3

Now that the Cowboys have addressed three needs in the first three rounds, they can add even more talent with the remaining seven picks they have available. Realistically, no team will be able to keep all ten draft picks, so look for the Cowboys to package some of those picks to move up.

With the retirement of Jason Witten, look for Dallas to draft a tight end with one of these fourth-round picks they have today. Blake Jarwin, Rico Gathers, and Geoff Swaim all have a combined total of only nine catches.

Running back and defensive tackle are other needs that they could address in rounds four through seven on April 28.

Defensive tackles such as Tim Settle and Poona Ford could be options for that position.

Running back is an option as a third down or special teams type of player. One player who comes to mind is NC State running back Nyheim Hines. He is very explosive and is an excellent pass-catching threat. He would be a great third-down back whenever Ezekiel Elliot needs rest, so watch out for him today.

Feel better about the offense and defense?

I don’t know about you all, but I am excited to see what this team will do after Day 3 and at the start of training camp. The underrated aspect about the Cowboys is they are young. The oldest players on the team are Sean Lee who is 32 and long snapper L.P Ladouceur who is 37 years old.

I like what the Cowboys front office has done in these first two days of the draft. They have addressed needs in the offseason for depth and then have added great talent to build around quarterback Dak Prescott. As we await the start of Day 3, let’s see if this front office and add more great talent to our football team.