Dallas Cowboys nab top defensive player in new mock draft

Micah Parsons, Penn State Nittany Lions, (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
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Bobby Brown III, Texas A&M Aggies
Bobby Brown III, Texas A&M Aggies, (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /

Round 4, pick 138: Bobby Brown III, DT- Texas A&M

The Dallas Cowboys’ run defense was awful last season. The team allowed the second-most running yards per game last year with 158.8. Obviously, the team would be well served by upgrading the interior of their defensive line.

Even with the organizations’ handful of underwhelming signings to address this need, defensive lineman Carlos Watkin and Brent Urban, Dallas could still use help at this position. This fact leads the team to use their 138th overall pick on defensive lineman Bobby Brown III.

Brown played three seasons for Texas A&M and showed consistent improvement during his collegiate career. The young prospect managed to improve both his sack total and his tackles for a loss total each of his three years with the Aggies. In his last season with the school, he managed to accrue 5.5 sacks (7th-most in the SEC) and 7.5 tackles for a loss.

The six-foot-four, 325-pound defender played a key role on the dominant Texas A&M defense last season. Brown III is a massive lineman who was particularly good at stopping the run in college.

The Dallas Cowboys continue to address their defensive needs with the selection of Bobby Brown III. The team would benefit from adding another young, talented player at the position who could help them cut down on their struggles against the run. The fact that the move would keep Brown playing football in Texas is just an added benefit to this decision.