Last season, the Dallas Cowboys had two odds on favorites to win Offensive Rookie Of The Year as both Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott were in the running for the NFL MVP award. It is obvious that they were also the strongest candidates for the Offensive ROY since they were just so much better than everybody else. No first year player on the offensive side of the ball came close to making as big of an impact on a team as these two team had.
They might be having another rookie that is going to win the award on their hands this year. Today, we are talking about their first round selection in this year’s draft, defensive end Taco Charlton. What is it that makes him a strong candidate to win the Defensive Rookie of the Year award in 2017?
Well, he is coming to a team that needs a guy at his position. Dallas Cowboys didn’t put a lot of pressure on the opposing quarterbacks, so they used the draft to address some of those weaknesses that we saw a year ago. Charlton will have a great chance to make an impact right away and to show why he was drafted in the first round by Jerry Jones and the front office.
A lot of eyes will be on the Cowboys, as always, so he will be in the spotlight, and people will notice if he balls out in his first season. No team needs more help from a single rookie than the Dallas Cowboys need from Taco Charlton, which means that they are going to feature him on defense, giving him a great chance of winning the Defensive Rookie of the Year award.