Round 2, pick 46, Richie Grant, S- UCF
The Dallas Cowboys secondary was objectively terrible in 2020. The unit was one of only seven that allowed opposing passers to throw for a passer rating of 100 or better and often struggled to get takeaways.
Even with the Cowboy’s recent signing of safety Damontae Kazee, the team could still use an upgrade at the position and also needs to find a long-term solution for a position that Dallas has often ignored. That brings Dallas to select safety Richie Grant with the 46th overall pick in the draft.
The 24-year old is considered one of the top safeties in this years’ draft class and established himself as a playmaker during his collegiate career. In his last three seasons at UCF, Grant managed to force an impressive 15 turnovers (interceptions and forced fumbles).
The young defender had his best statistical season back in 2018 when he managed to accrue an astonishing 108 total tackles and six interceptions, the most in the American conference that year.
The six-foot, 194-pound defensive back would be a welcome addition to a Dallas defense that has often struggled to get takeaways.
The Dallas Cowboys could add a proven playmaker to a defense in desperate need of one while also addressing their need to find a long-term solution to the safety position.