Dallas Cowboys: 6 first-round targets in the 2020 NFL Draft

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1. Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn

At 6-foot-5, 318 pounds, Derrick Brown is an absolute brute and a force in the interior line. Look no further if you want your run defense problems solved. If Brown were available at No. 17, Cowboys fan should be ecstatic. Although it’s probably a long shot, but we’ve seen crazier things happen during draft day.

Brown was dominant during his SEC playing days. He is a multiple gap player with an extremely high motor. He has great technique with his hands and for a guy his size he truly understands the advantage of winning the positional battle against his opponent.

Brown is a very consistent tackler who I wouldn’t consider running at. He can get immediate gap penetration due to his explosiveness off the ball and a wide range of tools. He can rip, swim, spin and bull rush any opponent.

If you need a guy who can just about play any position on the defensive front then Brown is your guy. At his size, he has rare lateral quickness, explosiveness and the ability to consistently win with his first step.

Brown would immediately step in and be a force for the Cowboys that they so desperately need on their interior defensive line.