With training camp less than a month away, here are three Dallas Cowboys defensive rookies to keep an eye on.
The NFL offseason is speeding by as teams get rested up prior to next month’s training camps. The Dallas Cowboys are looking to continue their success from 2016 and a lot of growth is expected from last year’s draft class.
The Cowboys current group of rookies have all gotten their first team minicamp under their belts. But the hard work lays ahead. We are already seeing several players finding their place on this roster and pushing veterans for starting positions.
The first place you would look should be in the secondary as Chidobe Awuzie and Jourdan Lewis should make the biggest impact of all this season. Both rookie cornerbacks are top prospects coming out of college and have shown their talent during the early part of the offseason.
Cowboys star wide receiver, Dez Bryant has already announced his excitement with the level of competition between the wide outs and defensive backs. Truly, both Lewis and Awuzie will be leaned on more than any other player in this year’s class as they could become starters.
Rookie defensive lineman Taco Charlton could have much more success against other left tackles in the NFL but he has a tall order going up against Tyron Smith every day. Smith is the best tackle in the league. And going up against him should only sharpen Charlton’s tools heading into the season. After all, not every tackle will be as much of a challenge.
Charlton, more importantly, adds another healthy body to the Cowboys pass rush rotation. He should compete for the starting left defensive end position and could surprise a lot of people early on in the season.