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

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Caleb Farley, Virginia Tech
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3. Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech

Widely considered one of the top cornerbacks in this years’ draft class Caleb Farley would be a nice addition to the Dallas Cowboys. Farley could be put opposite of the teams’ promising young cornerback Trevon Diggs, who will possibly miss the rest of the season with a broken foot that he suffered in Sunday’s loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Diggs showed promising flashes of potential, particularly over the last two weeks, and has a chance to develop into a fine cornerback for America’s Team. However, the rest of the organizations’ secondary is…suspect at best.

During his last season at Virginia Tech Farley managed to finish the year with four interceptions. That is one more interception than the entire Cowboys team has through nine weeks of play this season. Needless to say, the team could certainly benefit from another promising young player in the secondary.

The 22-year old also took some reps as a kick returner during his freshman year at Virginia Tech. He returned seven kicks for an average of 21.7 yards per return. This versatility could also help Dallas who could certainly use a consistent kick returner. It should be noted though that Farley, like most of the other players on this list, opted out of this season.

Overall, the case for Caleb Farley is a fairly simple one. The Dallas Cowboys have a struggling secondary that is in need of help getting takeaways and getting opposing teams’ off the field. Farley would be a nice compliment to a unit that already has a promising cornerback in Trevon Diggs.