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Dez Bryant says he'd pick Jalen Ramsey with Cowboys' number four draft pick

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The Dallas Cowboys' disappointing 2015 season has left the famous franchise with the fourth overall pick in the upcoming NFL Draft.

Considering their high position, there will still be a lot of talent left on the board when the Cowboys are on the clock on April 28. As a result, there has been a lot of speculation and debate about who 'America's Team' should select.

Dez decides

One of their current star names, wide receiver Dez Bryant, has now weighed in - the perennial Pro Bowler revealing the player he would pick at the number four spot to join him at the AT&T Stadium.


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As reported by ESPN's Tim McMahon, Bryant opted for defensive reinforcement, naming Florida State's defensive back Jalen Ramsey when asked who he'd select if he was in control.


Ramsey is entering the NFL on the back of a tremendous career with the Florida State Seminoles. In 41 games over three seasons, the 6' 1" defensive star racked up 181 total tackles, five sacks and three interceptions. He also recovered two fumbles and forced four more.

With experience playing both free safety and cornerback, the 21-year-old also offers added versatility for whichever team selects him next month.

Whether, as Bryant wishes, that will be the Cowboys remains to be seen. As one of the nation's top NFL prospects, Ramsey has been touted as someone who could even go first overall to the Tennessee Titans. 

With the Cleveland Browns and San Diego Chargers also picking before Dallas, Jerry Jones and co. might not have the option to pick the FSU standout even if they wanted to.


Adding talent at the secondary is certainly something that appears high on the Cowboys' to-do list ahead of the 2016 season. Brandon Carr's future remains unclear, for instance, while the jury is still out on the likes of Morris Claiborne.

Reports this weekend did reveal free agent cornerback Patrick Robinson - most recently of the Chargers - was due to visit Dallas on Monday, though, so the team could be looking to address the position before the draft arrives.

There is also a lot of people predicting the Cowboys opt to use their coveted draft pick to select someone on the offensive side of the ball. 

Veteran quarterback Tony Romo's injury issues in 2015 highlighted the need to look ahead beyond the number seven.

As such, the likes of Jared Goff and Carson Wentz have been touted as QB picks. Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott is also another option.

Whoever the Cowboys do select at no. 4 will undoubtedly arrive at the franchise with a lot of pressure on their shoulders. If it isn't Ramsey, they'll also know that they wouldn't have been Dez Bryant's preferred pick. 

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