Fans react to heartwarming moment in Cowboys draft room


The Dallas Cowboys draft table prior to the second and third rounds of the 2018 NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium on April 27, 2018 in Arlington, Texas.
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The NFL Draft is an event where the dreams of many young men come true, not only financially but also in terms of making it to the big leagues.

There is no shortage of underdog stories in the NFL, and there may be a new trend going on for the Dallas Cowboys.

In the sixth round, they took Deuce Von, a running back from Kansas State University who is just 5-foot-5, yet had a productive college career there.

His father Chris is a scout for the Cowboys, and when the selection was made, he embraced owner Jerry Jones and his son Stephen Jones, who is the team’s COO, executive vice president and director of player personnel.

Fans thought the Cowboys may have found a diamond in the rough.

This fan noted that Elder Vaughn is a class act.

Pro football is a brutal and violent sport for above-average sized men, and naturally many will question whether young Vaughn will last at the next level.

But at Kansas State, he was a star.

He ran for 1,558 yards and nine touchdowns last season, and in 2021 he has 1,404 rushing yards and 18 rushing touchdowns while averaging 5.5 yards per carry in his three years with the Jayhawks.

The younger Vaughn also added 116 receptions, 1,280 receiving yards and nine receiving touchdowns in 27 college games.

With Ezekiel Elliott gone and first-time Pro Bowler Tony Pollard the new RB1 in Dallas, the team could use some productive and reliable depth for their running back room.

As of now, Vaughn is considered the Cowboys’ fourth-string running back, but it probably won’t surprise a lot of people if he moves up the team’s depth chart.

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