East Notes: Cowboys, Ramsey, Giants, Jets

The blockbuster trade that saw the Rams snag the Titans’ first overall pick in this year’s draft will have a significant impact on several other clubs around the NFL, and one of those teams is the Cowboys, who hold the No. 4 pick. If Carson Wentz, Jared Goff, and Laremy Tunsil are the top three picks in some order, it would give Dallas the opportunity to select any defensive prospect available, including Florida State defensive back Jalen Ramsey.

We’ve heard that the Cowboys like Ramsey, and Tom Pelissero of USA Today tweets that Dallas is one of four teams the ex-Seminole has visited since his pro day — Ramsey also made trips to Tennessee, Jacksonville, and Baltimore. While he no longer seems likely to land with the Titans, Ramsey could very well be snatched up by one of those other three teams, and the Cowboys would get the first chance of the three.

Here are a few more notes from around the NFL’s East divisions:

  • The Giants are taking a close look at plenty of safety prospects in this draft, according to Jordan Raanan of NJ.com, who writes that the team worked out Ohio State’s Tyvis Powell and has been “sniffing around” Boston College’s Justin Simmons for months.
  • Within his latest Jets mailbag, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News fields questions on the asking price in a Muhammad Wilkerson trade, the possibility of Ryan Fitzpatrick deciding to retire, and the chances of the Jets drafting a cornerback early.
  • Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle provides the details on the Bills‘ new one-year deal with safety Colt Anderson, tweeting that the minimum salary benefit contract features $580K in guarantees, including an $80K signing bonus.
  • Cal tight end Stephen Anderson has a visit scheduled with the Dolphins next week, Rand Getlin of NFL.com tweets. In total, Anderson has now logged ten workouts and/or visits with 10 different teams.
  • James Walker of ESPN.com examines four key Dolphins defenders who are entering contract years, and whom Miami will face decisions on within the next 11 months or so.

Zach Links contributed to this post.

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4 comments on “East Notes: Cowboys, Ramsey, Giants, Jets

  1. Dwak15

    2 scenarios are still in play to stop the Cowboys from getting Ramsey. First is the Rams take Goff and the Browns decide not to take Wentz and trade the second pick to someone who wants Ramsey or the more likely one in which the Chargers take him third leaving the Cowboys to get Myles Jack, bosa, or if they think it’ll create something special, Elliot

    • Lord30

      Don’t overthink it or anything

    • They would take Tunsil not Ramsey. Browns just cut a top 25 safety not killing their cap. Why draft another when you could bookend tackles?

  2. Sam Robinson

    In terms of overall value, the Cowboys getting Ramsey would be insane. Probably the best team in the East when Romo’s around having the chance to select the best defender graded at No. 4 thanks to the QB-needy teams doing the annual reaches atop the draft could be a serious boon for Dallas’ chances. The Cowboys being in position to take an impact defender at 4 are kind of fluky anyway, and to have this happen would add to that intrigue.

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