Dallas Cowboys day two draft grades, defense gets a boost

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Osa Odighizuwa, Dallas Cowboys
UCLA Bruins defensive lineman Osa Odighizuwa (92) (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports) /

Osa Odighizuwa, Defensive Tackle, UCLA (R3 – No. 75)

The Cowboys needed help in the front seven and Odighizuwa can provide good depth and a burst to the defensive line. In seven games in 2020, Osa recorded 6.0 tackles for loss, 4.0 sacks and was named to first-team All-Pac 12.

Also, the Cowboys have always liked Senior Bowl players and Osa had a great week in Mobile resulting in being named the National team’s top defensive lineman. He will have to compete with Neville Gallimore, Trysten Hill, and Antwaun Woods for snaps but he has the potential to make an impact in 2021.

Pick Grade: B

Chauncey Golston, Defensive End, Iowa (R3 – No. 84)

Dallas continued the run on defense adding more depth to the defensive front. At 6-foot-5 with an 84 3/8-inches wingspan, Golston is a very long player that uses those arms to help him defend against short-passes.

His 2020 stats included, 8 games played, 45 total tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, and was named first-team All-Big Ten. According to Pro Football Focus, Golston ranked third among BIG 10 EDGEs with 20 run stops last season.

In one of the best conferences in the country, Golston showed the ability to compete at a high level. He has a high floor and should be able to fight for snaps opposite of DeMarcus Lawrence to start the season.

Pick Grade: B