The Dallas Cowboys have nine picks over the final six rounds of the NFL draft amid an ESPN report that tight end Jason Witten plans to retire after 15 seasons and join the "Monday Night Football" telecast.
Vander Esch has the coveted combination of run-stopping, pass-rush and pass-coverage skills that could make him a staple in the Cowboys defense for years.
A three-year starter at Texas, Williams arrived on the Forty Acres in 2015 as a 3-star prospect ranked as the nation's No. 44 offensive tackle, but quickly outperformed those projections. "I think he will keep getting better". "It's home. To be on the phone and see my 972 area code calling, it was a dream come true". "It's fueled me, and I've got a fire in me, and I can't wait to get to work".
In three seasons at Texas, Williams started all 28 games he appeared in. He also garnered honorable mention honors as an All-Big 12 performer from the league's coaches.
"His production is a little better this year but I thought his tape was a lot better because he's learning how to really play the position", one NFC South scout told NFL.com draft analyst Lance Zierlein.
The unemployed wide receiver, who was cut from the Cowboys after eight seasons in early April, fired back at sports writer Tim Cowlishaw, following an observation about the Panthers selecting Maryland receiver D.J. Moore at No. 24.