Cowboys take Central Florida DT Trysten Hill in second round

Clarence E. Hill, Fort Worth Star-Telegram on

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FRISCO, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys went defense with their first pick in the 2019 NFL draft as expected.

But rather than go with a safety in the second round, the 58th overall, the Cowboys chose Central Florida defensive tackle Trysten Hill.

Hill helps shore up the entire of the Cowboys defense that has already added Christian Covington and Kerry Hyder in free agency.

They took Hill despite three coveted safeties still on the board, including Washington's Taylor Rapp, Virginia's Juan Thornhill and Florida's Chauncey Gardner.

The Cowboys pick again in third round, 90th overall. There is a good chance one of those safeties could still be available.

But they didn't want to pass up on Hill, who is considered a disruptor in the middle of the defense. He has a non-stop motor and can get to the quarterback. The biggest downside is his attitude. He didn't get along with his coaching staff in college.


Of course, defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli is the right man to get him in line.

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