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The Dallas Cowboys had Buffalo Bills first round pick Shaq Lawson as their 11th best player

Buffalo's first three picks matched up pretty well with the Cowboys draft board.

When Shaq Lawson fell into the lap of the Buffalo Bills at pick 19, many draft analysts thought that the Bills found great value. Based on the Dallas Cowboys' draft board, Buffalo added a talent that they had ranked just outside of their Top 10.

Blogging the Boys, a Cowboys website, was able to take a tweet of the Cowboys draft board and decipher the players written out on Dallas' board. Here's a look at the tweet that the site used to decipher the names.


As it turns out, Lawson was ranked 11th on Dallas' big board. Whereas the Bills had 19 players with first round grades, Dallas only had 16 players according to their big board.

Buffalo's second round pick, Reggie Ragland, was not a first rounder on Dallas' board, but he was Dallas' 39th best player. The Bills were able to add Ragland at pick 41, so this also appears to be a strong value choice according to the Cowboys big board. 

Last, the Bills added Adolphus Washington at pick 80. Dallas also had Washington on their big board in the third round. Overall, Washington was Dallas' 53rd best player.

How these three players produce in the NFL is yet to be seen, but the Cowboys draft evaluators were probably impressed by Buffalo's first three picks based upon where they had the prospects on their draft board. 


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