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The 2017 Cowboys draft class has gotten off to a so-so start into its first NFL season.Authentic Melvin Gordon Jersey>

seventh-round defensive tackles Joey Ivie and Jordan Carrell didn't even make the practice squad after final roster cuts,Authentic Jared Goff Jersey,Things started off on the wrong foot almost from the beginning with this year's rookies. Jourdan Lewis missed most of training camp with hamstring issues, and sixth-rounder Marquez White has been languishing on the practice squad despite obvious personnel issues at CB on the 53-man roster.

And things continued into the season,womens Spencer Ware Jersey with injuries and performance issues limiting the playing time of this rookie class. Here's on overview of the offensive and defensive snaps accumulated by the seven rookies on the 53-man roster so far this season:

and it's not out of the question that the coaches could bench him if he doesn't start figuring things out soon.Authentic Dan Fouts Jersey,, much less to fan expectations,First-round pick Taco Charlton hasn't lived up to the team's expectations, who appear to expect double-digit sacks from every rookie pass rusher. Charlton's snaps have been decreasing seemingly from week to week'womens Jared Goff Jersey,

and perhaps they'll start getting it after the bye.,hampered by recurring hamstring injuries,Authentic Philip Rivers Jersey/,Second-round pick Chidobe Awuzie,, has played just 14 snaps over the last four games. The Cowboys were certainly looking for more production from Awuzie

Third-round pick Jourdan Lewis has been a huge positive surprise after missing almost the entire training camp. Lewis has played so well,<Authentic Melvin Ingram Jersey, the team has given him two starts already and jettisoned veteran Nolan Carroll in the process.

Fourth-round pick Ryan Switzer has just 21 snaps on offense,Authentic Eric Dickerson Jersey, but his primary focus for now is on special teams where he has taken 51 snaps as a returner and currently ranks seventh in the league with a 23.3 kickoff return average.

Sixth-round pick Xavier Woods has seen the second-most snaps of all rookies with 114. Add 81 snaps on special teams,Authentic Todd Gurley II Jersey, and Woods has been seeing a lot of action for a late-round pick.

Fellow sixth-rounder Noah Brown hasn't seen a lot of action and has been inactive twice, and UDFA QB Cooper Rush probably won't see any action until next preseason.womens Eric Dickerson Jersey

The seven rookies above combined for 533 snaps on offense and defense, which adds up to 7.1% of all snaps the offense and defense have played in five games.womens Dan Fouts Jersey

while the 2017 number is for the first five weeks only., that's not a very impressive number. Here are the snap percentages of the last 11 years,Compared to recent draft classes, keeping in mind that the data from 2007-2016 is for the full rookie seasonswomens Melvin Gordon Jersey,

then the Cowboys look to have been fairly successful at restocking their talent cupboard over the previous four drafts,If we assume that adding the equivalent of two starters (or 9.1% of all snaps) to the roster is a good target for a rookie class,Authentic Spencer Ware Jersey<, but the 2017 draft looks like it's fallen short of the previous four classes so far (as measured by snap percentages).

But it's early days. womens Todd Gurley II Jersey,

Xavier Woods will likely see more snaps rather than less as the season progresses. Jourdan Lewis looks to be established as a starter,,Awuzie left two games early and missed two entirely with his hamstring issues. He should be a big part of the secondary rotation once he gets healthy. Similarly,>womens Philip Rivers Jersey, something Taco Charlton is still far away from.

and a lot of people are disappointed he hasn't met their expectations,Charlton may be the most visible face of this rookie class,womens Melvin Ingram Jersey,' but he alone will not make or break this rookie class.

but those three guys don't have to be immediate first-year starters,Authentic Aaron Donald Jerseythe answer you're most likely to get is that if you get two starters out of a rookie class, you've done a good job. Veteran NFL GMs like Baltimore’s Ozzie Newsome set three starters per draft as the benchmark for a successful draftwomens Aaron Donald Jersey,When you ask around what constitutes a successful draft, eventual starters in later years count as well.
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