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Draft Show: Brugler Returns; Lists Some Bargains


INDIANAPOLIS – It's always nice running into an old friend and cutting up just like old times. The Draft Show had an opportunity to do so this week in Indy as a part of the 2020 NFL Combine as former host Dane Brugler, of The Athletic, joined the show.

Brugler, who was on The Draft Show until 2019, has established himself as one of the forefront experts in covering the NFL Draft and reviewing the prospects background information. Wednesday marked the first show for the guys from the Indiana Convention Center and Radio Row with Dane joining David Helman and Kyle Youmans.

Over the course of an hour, the guys discussed multiple prospects that could be of interest for the Cowboys in the middle rounds, and where they could get the best value prospect. As the scouting combine is in the early stages of the week, the group discusses the importance of the drills, meetings, and medicals to build each organization's draft boards.

Here's a look at the topics of conversation and the debates that were had during the first show from Indianapolis:

  • (5:35) – Tua Tagovailoa is one of the biggest question marks entering combine weekend and the guys give an update on his health and a breakdown of what this process could mean to him.
  • (7:12) – With such an intriguing class at Quarterback, a discussion on Joe Burrow and Tagovailoa leads to the scenarios that could emerge in the first round with so many teams that need a new signal caller
  • 14:28) – The first round holds so many questions when it comes to the options for Dallas at 17. Will the Cowboys look into taking a wide receiver with their first-round pick?
  • (17:35) – David Helman is not sold on the draft class of edge rushers and because of that, there may be some value at the position later in the draft for the Cowboys.
  • (23:28) – The second segment, was centered around fan questions with 'Twitter on the 20.' The health of Leighton Vander Esch was address and compared to the red flags that were seen during his draft process. The guys also compared the safety position in this year's draft compared to those of years past.
  • (42:15) – Entering the final segment, Dane Brugler gives his 'bargain pieces' for players that could go in the later rounds. Some of the positions of need that were discussed were tight end, nose tackle, safety and wide receiver. Guys like UCLA's Devin Asiasi, Wisconsin's Quintez Cephus and Ohio State's Devon Hamilton.

Here's the the full show: