Kavon Frazier, Safety
I have to admit, I’ve never been a big fan of safety Kavon Frazier. After all the hype I heard about the late round selection out of Central Michigan, I admittedly expected more from him during his rookie season. That’s likely due to his teammate, cornerback Anthony Brown.
Both Brown and Frazier were selected in sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. And the Cowboys gave both fourth round grades coming out of college. Brown excelled last season, allowing Dallas to comfortably part ways with veterans like cornerbacks Brandon Carr and Morris Claiborne in the offseason.
But Frazier, whom I was hoping would overtake former safety J.J. Wilcox last season, never did. And in spot duty, the 23-year old failed to stand out. With veteran Robert Blanton and rookies Chidobe Awuize and Xavier Woods now in Dallas secondary, I figured Frazier wasn’t going to be a Cowboy for long.
But following his performance on Saturday, I’m starting to understand why the Cowboys were enamored with Frazier in the first place. Against the Rams, the second-year safety seemed to have a real nose for the ball. He recorded five total tackles, including one powerful hit that forced a fumble.
With plenty of competition around him, Kavon Frazier is starting to separate himself a bit from the pack of defensive backs. And he’s gained a new fan.