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Mailbag: Willingness To Draft Offense Over Defense? Whitehead's Ceiling?

B. STEPHENSSAN ANTONIO, TX

I believe our defense will improve based on the young players getting more experience. But we are more than a couple of draft picks away from being close to a dominant defense. So, if the team identity is truly the O-line and Romo, do you think we need to double down and get more weapons for Romo?*

Bryan: I have no problem adding offensive players to this squad, whether it's Ezekiel Elliott, Laquon Treadwell or even Laremy Tunsil. These are the type of players that will likely be the highest graded players on their board as well so they should be in position when it comes time to draft. It's not a matter of doubling down but taking the best players regardless of the position.

David:Simply put, I think the best way to approach draft strategy is to stick to your evaluations and not be afraid to draft anyone – even if it's not a position of immediate need. That's why we've talked so much about guys like Treadwell and Elliott. With the No. 4 overall pick, my main concern is minimizing the risk of a bust. If the best way to do that is to draft another offensive weapon, so be it.

BOBBY BERMEAPORTLAND, OR
Is Lucky Whitehead a potential No. 2? He has the speed to take the top off of the defense, does he have the game? Where is his ceiling?

Bryan: We wrote about Lucky Whitehead on DallasCowboys.com on Wednesday. I think there are traits that he has that can make him a productive player on the 53 and game day. He was much better as the season wore on, but for me to see him as a potential two – I don't feel like that is the case at all.

David:If Whitehead has that kind of potential, it's safe to say we haven't seen much of it. There's no doubt he's got speed and shiftiness. He did some pretty impressive stuff during the last month or so of the season. But I think it's far more likely we see him grow into a Dwayne Harris-type of role than that of a No. 2 receiver.

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