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Dallas Cowboys 2021 NFL Draft Review

With the NFL Draft behind us, Sports Obsessive continues to break down its draft coverage, team by team, examining how each team performed on what can be a game changing weekend. Next up, Mike goes pick by pick for “America’s Team”.

Round 1, Pick 12:  Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State

After getting sniped on the best two corners in the draft, the Dallas Cowboys trade back from 10 to 12 with their division rivals, the Philadelphia Eagles. Then, they grab the best LB in the Draft. Parsons is an absolute monster— need I say more? Sean Lee is replaced just like that and the Cowboys have a beast for years to come.

 

Round 2, Pick 44: Kelvin Joseph, CB, Kentucky

A fierce competitor, Joseph plays with both passion and aggression and is a lot of fun to watch. He’s a ball hawk with a basketball background and a surefire tackler. The LSU transfer showed out in his final season at Kentucky. It was no surprise to me that he rose up draft boards all off-season and this was another solid defensive pick for the Cowboys.

 

Round 3, Pick 75: Osa Odighizuwa, DT, UCLA

A little bit undersized for a DT, Osa makes up for it with power and explosiveness who was very productive at UCLA. He’s going to need to add some bulk and upper body strength. Maybe they view him as a DE with his explosiveness?  I like the pick, Jerry. 3/3 so far, all in an effort to improve a defense that struggled bad at times last year.

 

Round 3, Pick 84: Chauncey Golston, EDGE, Iowa

I really like this player, but the pick seems like a big reach. Golston has the versatility to play inside as well as outside. I think he projects as a 3-tech at the next level. He lacks speed and bend to stay at the edge position. I liked him a lot as a developmental prospect but, in like, Round 5.

 

Round 3, Pick 99: Nahshon Wright, CB, Oregon State

A pick gained in the first round trade with the Eagles, I thought this pick was another big time reach. I had him down as a Day 3 pick. He’s a tall, thin DB— 6’4” and 185 pounds. Maybe the Cowboys see some upside that I don’t. I did like his closing speed and production at Oregon State.

 

Round 4, Pick 115: Jabril Cox, LB, LSU

I’m a big fan of Cox! He’s a really good coverage linebacker who can easily hold his own against running backs and tight ends. I love the value with this pick. I think the only knock on him was being slow to diagnose runs, but I have all the confidence in the world that he will have a good NFL career. Another solid addition to the defense.

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Round 4, Pick 138: Josh Ball, OT, Marshall

This guy is 6’8”— wow. He’s a giant that plays with physicality and has good athleticism. He had a strange path transferring schools after a rocky off the field history, but when you watch his games as a senior at Marshall, he looks dominant. I believe this is going to be a very good developmental pick when we look back on it. I predict he will be a starting right tackle in a couple years.

 

Round 5, Pick 179: Simi Fehoko, WR, Stanford

Fehoko is an interesting prospect. After taking two years off from football to go on a Latter-Day Saints mission after high school, he returned to Stanford and had a breakout his sophomore season as a big play threat. He’s a very raw prospect with an outstanding athletic profile. He will most likely be a special teams player and situational deep threat.

 

Round 6, Pick 192 Quinton Bohanna DT Kentucky

Bohanna is a powerful run stuffer who can clog the lane. He offers next to nothing as pass rusher or interior penetrator. The hope is that he can develop into a good rotational piece in short yardage situations. Not much to love or hate about the pick— just reinforcing the trenches.

 

Round 6, Pick 227: Israel Mukuamu, S, South Carolina

He lined up across from first round pick Jaycee Horn for the Gamecocks as the second corner, but he was used as deep safety sometimes. I think that’s where he projects in the NFL. He’s a very long rangey DB at 6’4” and the second DB in the Cowboys Draft with that size and length. Clearly, the Cowboys are looking for something specific in a guy with this body type. He was very productive in his college career; seems like good value here.

 

Round 7, Pick 238: Matt Farniok, OG, Nebraska

The seventh round is the place for dart throws. Why not take a swing on a developmental O-line guy? He was a tackle his first two seasons and kicked inside to guard; that’s where he’ll stay in the NFL. When I watched him, I saw that he plays well on running snaps but leaves a lot to be desired in pass protection. We’ll see what his NFL development looks like.

 

What did you think of the Dallas Cowboys draft? Be sure to drop us a comment and let us know what you think!

Written by Mike Randolph

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