IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Cowboys have taken linebacker Damien Wilson of Minnesota in the fourth round of the NFL draft.
Wilson, who started 24 of 26 games in two seasons with the Gophers after transferring from Jones County Community College in Mississippi, was the 127th overall pick Saturday. Three of Dallas’ top four picks are defensive players.READ MORE: During Resentencing Of Mohamed Noor, Judge Asks: What Changes Have Been Made To Minneapolis Police?
He was first-team All-Big Ten in 2014 after leading Minnesota with 119 tackles, including 10 1/2 tackles for loss.
Dallas went into the draft in decent shape at linebacker by re-signing Rolando McClain after he revived his career with a solid season. Sean Lee returns after missing last year with a torn knee ligament. But the Cowboys lost starters Bruce Carter and Justin Durant in free agency.
The Tennessee Titans have selected the running back they said they wanted out of the final day of the NFL draft in David Cobb of Minnesota.READ MORE: 'Really Disgusting And Elaborate': Alleged Sex Competition Prompts Protest, Investigation At Minnesota College
The Titans picked Cobb at No. 138 overall Saturday in the fifth round.
The 5-foot-11, 229-pound Cobb set a single-season record at Minnesota last year running for 1,626 yards and averaged 5.2 yards per carry with 13 touchdowns. He ran for a career-high 220 yards against Middle Tennessee on Sept. 6, 2014 and had seven 100-yard games last season.
The Titans got to see Cobb up close coaching him with the North squad at the Senior Bowl in late January.
They drafted Bishop Sankey in the second round last year, but they ranked 26th in the NFL averaging 90.4 yards rushing per game.MORE NEWS: Mohamed Noor Resentenced To 57 Months For Manslaughter In Justine Ruszczyk Damond’s Shooting Death
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