The Cowboys, like everyone else, live with regret. We take a look at the players they probably wish they hadn’t passed on in recent drafts. Here is the 2010 edition of lament:
5. Geno Atkins, DT — Georgia
Drafted 120th overall by the Cincinnati Bengals
Atkins has become arguably the best defensive tackle in football. He’s made the Pro Bowl five times, collecting 52 sacks, including nine this past season.
4. Jimmy Graham, TE — Miami
Drafted 95th overall by the New Orleans Saints
When Graham was a member of the Saints, he was one of the best offensive players in the NFL. He made the Pro Bowl three times and produced 386 catches, 4,752 receiving yards and 51 touchdown receptions in New Orleans. After rough first year with Seattle, he rebounded to make the Pro Bowl for his fourth time.
3. Kam Chancellor, S — Virginia Tech
Drafted 133rd overall by the Seattle Seahawks
This one hurts because the Cowboys selected a safety, Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, with the 126th pick. Chancellor has been invited to the Pro Bowl four times and is one of the most ferocious defensive backs in the NFL. He has been a key piece of the Legion of Boom and Seattle’s vaunted defense.
2. Antonio Brown, WR — Central Michigan
Drafted 195th overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers
In the last four seasons, Brown has established himself as one of the best wide receivers in the game. In fact, he may be best of all. He has made five Pro Bowls and in 2016 produced some eye-popping numbers — 106 catches and 1,284 receiving yards. The Cowboys selected offensive tackle Sam Young 16 picks before Brown came off the board.
1. Rob Gronkowski, TE –…
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