The Dallas Cowboys haven’t seen dominant safety play since Darren Woodson retired over a decade ago. Can the 2017 NFL Draft change that?
Here we go with the third iteration of the Dallas Cowboys 2017 NFL Draft series. We have been taking an in depth look at college prospects that hope to be NFL rookies in the coming season. Breaking down the prospects strengths and weaknesses has allowed us to project (throw darts in the dark) how they may or may not fit on the Dallas roster.
Our focus has been a realistic one in that we are considering players that are currently projected, to some degree, to be around at or near the Cowboys first round draft selection or later. Also for the first few weeks we have keyed in on defensive players in particular.
Simply because it does appear as though that is the weaker side of the ball for the Cowboys. For the purpose of consistency, the player rankings will always be according to the CBS rankings. Game tape from Draftbreakdown will be used to study each player.
Dallas Cowboys 2017 NFL Draft: Five Defensive End Prospects – If you don’t think this should be a top priority you probably didn’t watch many Cowboys games last year.
Dallas Cowboys 2017 NFL Draft: Five Cornerback Prospects – The Cowboys defensive backs weren’t horrid last year, but they sorely lack play makers. Add to that the fact that the two starters are free agents and it stands to reason the position may be a priority.
This week’s installment:
Is anybody really impressed with the safety play in Dallas this year? How about since former Cowboys free safety Darren Woodson retired in 2003? The safety position has been a sore spot for many fans of America’s team for the better part of a decade. Could this be the year they find a gem in the draft? We’ll take a look at the below safeties one-by-one that may be available to the Cowboys in this upcoming NFL Draft to find out.
13. Jabrill Peppers, SS, Michigan
43. Budda Baker, FS, Washington
55. Obi Melifonwu, SS, Connecticut
67. Marcus Williams, FS, Utah
95. Eddie Jackson, SS, Alabama