2021 NFL Draft: 5 players Cowboys should keep a close eye on

Terrell "TJ" Carter, Memphis Tigers, (Photo by Joe Murphy/Getty Images)
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Deommodore Lenoir, Oregon Ducks
Deommodore Lenoir, Oregon Ducks, (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images) /

3. Deommodore Lenoir, CB, Oregon

The Dallas Cowboys need help on the defensive side of the ball. That need is especially pronounced in the teams’ secondary. Even more specifically than that the organization is in dire need of help at the cornerback position.

It has already been mentioned that two of Dallas’s young cornerbacks, Chidobe Awuzie and Jourdan Lewis, have contracts expiring at the end of this season. Whether or not the team decides to resign these young corners they could still use help at that position.

The young cornerback out of Oregon, Deommodore Lenoir, could provide that much-needed help. The senior has managed to get five interceptions during his college career most of which came during his stellar sophomore season.

The young defender posted three interceptions during his second year at Oregon which put him in the top-ten in that category in the highly competitive Pac-12. Obviously, playing in the Pac-12 has tested the young defender and has allowed him to gain experience going up against some players with NFL-level talent.

That experience and the fact that he, like Walker, is the prototypical size of an NFL cornerback should warrant a look from the Cowboys. Standing at 5-foot-11 and weighing 195 pounds, Lenoir certainly looks the part of an NFL defender.

The Oregon defender also recently opted back into the 2020 college football season. Thus far he has played four games and has already managed to force a fumble and accrue 22 total tackles.

Just like T.J. Walker, Lenoir would be a solid pick in the middle rounds to add alongside the teams’ promising young cornerback Trevon Diggs. The fact that he played in the hyper-competitive Pac-12 should also warrant the young defender additional interest from America’s Team.