Draft Show Recap: Witten's Impact On The Draft?

Alabama tight end Irv Smith Jr. (82) hits Georgia defensive back Tyson Campbell (3) in the helmet during the first half of the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

INDIANAPOLIS – It feels like all the Cowboys news coming out of the NFL Scouting Combine isn't actually about the NFL draft – but make no mistake: there's been plenty to talk about on "The Draft Show."

Thursday marked the third day of this year's Combine, and there's no doubt about what stole the headlines. Jason Witten's return from retirement was easily the top storyline of the day – for both the Cowboys and the entire NFL.

And for all the impact that Witten will make on the Cowboys' roster in the coming year, he'll also affect this upcoming draft.

With that in mind, here's a quick recap of Thursday's episode of "The Draft Show," as Bryan Broaddus, Dane Brugler and David Helman broke down what Witten's return means for the draft.

  • As advertised, the first 20 minutes of the show was a discussion of all things Witten. Specifically, the conversation turned to whether adding Jason Witten to the roster would prevent the Cowboys from drafting a tight end. This year's tight end class is considered incredibly deep, so there should be ample opportunity to add a valuable tight end – even in the later rounds of the draft. The conversation centered around the Cowboys' best move going forward, and whether Witten would hinder the progress of the team's young tight ends – not to mention a potential draft pick.
  • The Cowboys aren't in the market for a quarterback, but there was also plenty of talk about Kyler Murray. The Heisman winner is easily the most-discussed prospect at the Combine, and it's becoming increasingly clear that he's going to have a huge impact on the first round of the draft. How teams evaluate Murray, and whether the Arizona Cardinals value him at the No. 1 overall pick, is going to determine a lot about how the early picks shake out. And it's not just about Murray. If the Cardinals pick him, they'll undoubtedly have to part ways with their last first-round pick, Josh Rosen. How could if affect the Cowboys if Rosen winds up in Washington or New York because of Kyler Murray?
  • As always, the guys took fan questions during the second half of the show. Those questions centered around a variety of topics, as the guys discussed Notre Dame defensive tackle Jerry Tillery and whether he's a good fit for the No. 58 overall pick. They also talked about the Cowboys' needs on the offensive line, and whether it makes sense to draft an offensive lineman in this draft.
  • There were also questions about Combine measurements. Florida Atlantic running back Devin Singletary measured at 5'7, and Oklahoma receiver Marquise Brown weighed in at 166. Might those measurements push their draft stock down the board?
  • Another pertinent question: if the Cowboys don't want a tight end because of Jason Witten, where might they look with their No. 58 overall pick.

Here's the full episode: