Dez Bryant endorses Jalen Ramsey as Cowboys' top pick

Dez Bryant doesn't get to sit in the Dallas Cowboys' GM chair, but he's not afraid to say what he would do if he did.

The club's star wide receiver wants the Cowboys to draft Florida State defensive back Jalen Ramsey with the No. 4 overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft, according to Tim MacMahon of ESPN.

If the team were to take Ramsey, it would be the second consecutive season the club will have invested a first-round pick in the secondary. Last year, Dallas chose Byron Jones of UConn at No. 27 overall, and he delivered an impressive rookie season. Like Jones, Ramsey has the versatility to play multiple positions in the defensive backfield.

But will Ramsey even be available for Bryant to cross his fingers for?

Four NFL Media analysts don't think so.

Analysts Bucky Brooks and Charles Davis are projecting Ramsey to be the No. 1 overall pick of the Tennessee Titans, while Daniel Jeremiah sees Ramsey going No. 2 to the Cleveland Browns, and Lance Zierlein projects him at No. 3 to the San Diego Chargers.

Team owner Jerry Jones said earlier this month that the Cowboyswill not draft a quarterback at No. 4 overall to satisfy its need to find a young quarterback to groom behind aging veteran Tony Romo. That doesn't exactly narrow things down much, but Bryant's call for Ramsey would add a dynamic presence who could help the club at cornerback, safety or nickelback.

Dallas' pass defense ranked No. 5 in the NFL last year in yards allowed, but its eight interceptions tied for 30th.

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