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Old 07.05.2016, 12:27 PM
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Reading around it seems on Day 2 the Cowboys wanted a DE (possibly Ogbah) at 34, then wanted to get back into round 2 for Jaylon Smith.

So whether it was trying to get Lynch at 26 (34 + 101), or trying to get Smith in round 2 (67 + ??), they were happy to give up 67 (Maliek Collins) and/or 101 (Charles Tapper).

They've been nothing but happy since the draft about getting Collins and Tapper, although you wouldn't expect them to say anything else, but in the grand scheme of things it looks like they were expendable.

Interestingly Ogbah and Tapper tested out very similarly at the combine. Their 40 time, bench press, vertical and broad jump were almost identical. So it seems Tapper was a poor man's Ogbah in their eyes, a 'Plan B' if they couldn't get Ogbah at the top of round 2.

In the end they got Smith, Collins and Tapper instead of Ogbah and Smith. So Collins and Tapper vs Ogbah, in terms of production, is one to keep an eye on over he next 3 or 4 years.
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