What the Cowboys can expect in the draft: second round

IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys have seven picks in the upcoming NFL draft with selections in Rounds 1-5 and two picks in the seventh round.

Let's take a look at the past five years at each draft position in which the Cowboys will be selecting to offer up some perspective on the type of player they will be getting.

It's time for pick No. 60, the Cowboys' second-round selection.

2014 -- Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri (Carolina Panthers): Ealy had a productive rookie season with four sacks and his role is expected to expand in 2015. He can move inside in the sub defenses. The Panthers believe they have a keeper that will help make up for the loss of Greg Hardy.

2013 -- Robert Alford, DB, Southeastern Louisiana (Atlanta Falcons): In two years he has five interceptions, which would qualify him for Ring of Honor duty with the Cowboys, but he had seven pass interference or holding penalties last season before his season ended because of a wrist injury. He has the speed, but as the penalties attest, he is too handsy.

2012 -- Kelechi Osemele, G, Iowa State (Baltimore Ravens): He has started every game he has played since being drafted, winning a Super Bowl his rookie season. He missed nine games in 2013 because of back surgery but is a strong player and should be an in-demand free agent if the Ravens don't keep him after this season.

2011 -- Brandon Harris, CB, Miami (Houston Texans): He has yet to start a game or record an interception in his career. He was cut by the Texans prior to last season but spent last season with the Tennessee Titans.

2010 -- Golden Tate, WR, Notre Dame (Seattle Seahawks): His reception totals have increased in each of his first five seasons, topping out with 99 catches for 1,331 yards and four touchdowns in his first season with the Detroit Lions. He made the Pro Bowl as well. Cowboys fans might remember him more for his cheap hit on Sean Lee in Seattle.