Dallas Cowboys: Top 5 potential first-round draft picks in 2021

Gregory Rousseau, Miami Hurricanes, (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
Gregory Rousseau, Miami Hurricanes, (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /
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Caleb Farley, Virginia Tech Hokies
Caleb Farley, Virginia Tech Hokies, (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

2. Caleb Farley, Cornerback, Virginia Tech

The Dallas Cowboys secondary is one of their biggest needs heading into the 2021 NFL Draft. The team has struggled to force takeaways and is in desperate need of a playmaker in their secondary. Virginia Tech cornerback Caleb Farley would address this need for Dallas and instantly improve what is arguably their biggest weakness.

Farley, like other players on this list, opted out of playing this season of college football due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately for fans of America’s Team, this means that they will not get to see him in action until the NFL combine. However, the young cornerback is considered to be one of the top players at his position by virtually every expert.

The last time the Virginia Tech product was on the field he was playing excellent football. The young cornerback finished his 2019 season with an impressive four interceptions and 12 pass deflections, both of which were the second-best marks in the ACC.

The Cowboys also have two of their young cornerbacks, Jourdan Lewis and Chidobe Awuzie, with expiring contracts at the end of the year. Regardless of whether the team decides to bring back these players, it is clear that one of the organizations’ most pressing needs this offseason is at the cornerback position.

Selecting Caleb Farley would instantly address one of America’s Teams biggest needs. The only reason that he does not occupy the top spot on this list is that the player ahead of him is playing in a more competitive conference and might be a better fit for the Dallas defense.