Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Colts fourth-round pick DT Hassan Ridgeway surprised a lot of people with his decision to go pro early, but he's an athletic 6-foot-3, 303-pounder whose best football is ahead of him. Texas coaches liked to call him "Green Mile" because he's huge, quiet and intimidating.


Kiper scouting report: Hassan Ridgeway

Get to know the newest Colt, No. 116 overall pick Hassan Ridgeway. Mel Kiper Jr. breaks down the former Longhorns defensive tackle.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Here are the Cowboys' picks so far: 1. Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State; 2. Jaylon Smith, LB, Notre Dame; 3. Maliek Collins, DT, Nebraska; 4. Charles Tapper, DE, Oklahoma

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Was No. 34 too early for Jaylon Smith?

Mel Kiper Jr. is pulling for Smith in the linebacker's recovery from a knee injury, but he thinks the Cowboys might have jumped the gun in taking this risk. Winners and question marks (Insider)

Jean-Jacques Taylor ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys wanted to draft Paxton Lynch and keep him on the bench for a couple of seasons, which would've drawn praise. They draft LB Jaylon Smith, who will probably miss at least one season with a knee injury, and the pick draws considerable criticism. Interesting.


Highlights: Charles Tapper

The Cowboys went with a pass-rusher early on Day 4, nabbing Tapper out of Oklahoma. Check out some of the former Sooner's best highlights.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys have their first defensive end, selecting Charles Tapper in the fourth round. He had seven sacks last season at Oklahoma.

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Jerry Jones: Cowboys might not draft QB at all

The Cowboys did heavy research on QBs for this draft, but are content with backup Kellen Moore and in no hurry to add a developmental quarterback.

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Sean Lee recovering from minor knee surgery

Dallas linebacker Sean Lee (knee) is expected to return to the offseason program in time for the organized team activities in late May.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Jerry Jones said second-round pick Jaylon Smith was among the top five players on the Cowboys' draft board, which would mean they have selected two of their top five players with the team selecting Ezekiel Elliott at No. 4 overall.

Jean-Jacques Taylor ESPN Staff Writer 

Finally, Jerry Jones admits Greg Hardy has no chance to return to Cowboys no matter how dire their situation at DE.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

For the first time this offseason Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones has ruled out the return of defensive end Greg Hardy. The door is closed.

Thumbs up or down: Jaylon Smith

Taking the injured linebacker from Notre Dame at No. 34 was a high-risk, high-reward move. Was it the right decision? Todd Archer answers

Brandon Chatmon ESPN Staff Writer 

Indianapolis Colts third round pick Le'Raven Clark started all 51 games of his Texas Tech career. The former Red Raiders offensive tackle was part of an offensive line that allowed just 27 sacks. Fun fact: Clark scored two 2-point conversions in 2015, running in a lateral against Kansas on a designed play then catching a batted Patrick Mahomes pass and converting against Oklahoma State.


Highlights: Le'Raven Clark

Indianapolis took Le'Raven Clark out of Texas Tech with the No. 82 overall pick. Check out some of the tackle's best highlights here.

Jean-Jacques Taylor ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys wanted defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah in second round, and if they had gotten him they were going to try to trade back into the second round to acquire Jaylon Smith. He was always in their plans to take in the second round.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Here are the Cowboys' picks so far through two rounds: 1. Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State; 2. Jaylon Smith, LB, Notre Dame; 3. Maliek Collins, DT, Nebraska. Unless they move back into the third round, they will have six picks Saturday with two in the fourth and four in the sixth.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys went with defense for their second straight pick but expect to get production this year out of this one in Nebraska defensive tackle Maliek Collins with the 67th pick in the draft. Collins was more productive in 2014 (14 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks) than in 2015 (seven tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks). He is the pure three-technique that Rod Marinelli likes.

Jaylon Smith: A lot of uncertainty drafted with an injury (1:59)