Best and Worst NFL Draft Picks for Each Team in the Past Decade

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Dec 28, 2014; Landover, MD, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Washington Redskins in the second quarter at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Cowboys

Best Pick – Dez Bryant, WR, 24th Overall in 2010

Continuing the tradition of number 88, Dez Bryant has been unreal for the Cowboys since 2010. In five seasons with the Cowboys, Dez Bryant has totaled 5,424 yards and 56 touchdowns. He has increased his touchdown total in every season, including last season when he scored a staggering 16 touchdowns. Bryant can be a bit of a prima donna at times, but that’s part of what makes him so exciting; he seems to play better when he’s angry about his touches.

Look for Bryant to reel in a monster contract with the Cowboys this offseason.

Other selections considered:

DeMarcus Ware, DE/LB, 11th Overall in 2005

Jay Ratliff, DT, 224th Overall in 2005

Tyron Smith, OT, 9th Overall in 2011

DeMarco Murray, RB, 71st Overall in 2011

Travis Frederick, C, 31st Overall in 2013

Zack Martin, OG, 16th Overall in 2014

Worst Pick – Morris Claiborne, CB, 6th Overall in 2012

While the core of the Cowboys’ team is made up of recent draft picks, Claiborne isn’t one of them. The Cowboys traded up to the 6th overall selection to grab Claiborne, but it looks like that is a move that is about to blow up in their face. Claiborne was struggling in coverage before he suffered a torn patella tendon early last season, which has historically been a hard injury to come back from.

There are rumors that Jerry Jones is considering moving on from the trouble cornerback. That might be best for both parties.

Other selections considered:

Bobby Carpenter, LB, 18th Overall in 2006

Felix Jones, RB, 22nd Overall in 2008

Mike Jenkins, CB, 25th Overall in 2008