IRVING, Texas – A few thoughts on the Dallas Cowboys’ third seventh-round pick.
The pick: Texas tight end Geoff Swaim
My take: The Cowboys gave up their 2016 sixth-rounder to move back into the seventh round to take Swaim, a blocking tight end. He faces an uphill battle to make the roster with Jason Witten, James Hanna and Gavin Escobar ahead of him on the depth chart. But the fact that the Cowboys invested a future pick in getting him says he will get a legitimate shot.
A late move: Jerry Jones made his 64th draft-day trade. He nearly had only his third draft without a trade. The last time the Cowboys did not make a deal during a draft came in 2011. Swaim caught just 13 passes in two seasons at Texas, but he is considered a solid blocker. Hanna is going into the last year of his deal and Escobar is not a strong blocker. Swaim is the seventh tight end the Cowboys have drafted since taking Witten in the third round in 2003, joining Sean Ryan, Anthony Fasano, Martellus Bennett, John Phillips, Hanna and Escobar.