FRISCO – The Cowboys used their first draft selection of 2019 in UCF defensive tackle, Trysten Hill, baduring him in the second round on Friday night, the No. 58 overall.
The Cowboys had the option of choosing between several defensive players they had been interested in, including Taylor Rapp, Juan Thornhill and Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, when they finally went to the clock on Day 2 of the draft. They had withdrawn the first round on Thursday after handing over the selection to Oakland last October for recipient Amari Cooper.
Dallas eventually opted for Hill, the 6-3, 308-pound, who built a relationship during the pre-draft process with Rod Marinelli, the veteran defensive coordinator and coach of the Dallas defensive line who values Hill's sub-dealer position. Hill provides the depth needed for the interior of a line that should remain the strength of a defense that continued to increase last season.
Marinelli drew Hill on the professional day of UCF, as shown below, and praised Hill "that's very good, man."
Hill said in a conference call with Dallas reporters: "It means everything should be chosen by the Cowboys, this is a dream come true, this is all I ever wanted, play for coach Marinelli and play for this organization. that star in my helmet means a lot. "
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