Top 5 non-QB draft picks for the Dallas Cowboys in 2021

Penei Sewell, Oregon Ducks, (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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Gregory Rousseau, Miami Hurricanes
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4. Gregory Rousseau, Edge Rusher, Miami

Exploding onto the college football scene last season edge rusher Gregory Rousseau has emerged as one of the best defensive players in this year’s upcoming draft. The young edge rusher finished his 2019 campaign with an ACC best 15.5 sacks.

Rousseau, like Parsons and several other high-profile college football players, chose to opt-out of this season and has turned his focus to preparing for the 2021 NFL Draft. Even though fans will not get to see him play this year he is still widely considered one of the (if not the best) best pass rushers this draft class has to offer.

To be completely honest a theme of this list is that it mostly comprised of defensive players. That is because, as was mentioned in the previous slide, Dallas’s defense has been awful this year. They are in desperate need of help on that side of the ball despite looking somewhat better over the past couple of weeks.

The teams’ pass rush has been inconsistent at best so far this season. Despite the recent improved play of defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence and the emergence of linebacker Aldon Smith as a force to be reckoned with the organization could still use help in this unit.

That is where Rousseau could really help America’s Team make opposing quarterbacks consistently uncomfortable to help out the organizations’ struggling secondary. The six-foot-seven, 265-pound defender would also introduce some much-needed size to the teams’ front seven.