Dallas Cowboys day two draft grades, defense gets a boost

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Nahshon Wright, Dallas Cowboys
Defensive back Nahshon Wright #2 of the Oregon State Beavers (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images) /

Nahshon Wright, Cornerback, Oregon State (R3 – No. 99)

Do the Cowboys need help in the secondary? Absolutely. But, this pick does not make much sense to me. Quite simply, I have never heard of Wright but I do know that Pro Football Focus had him ranked 272 on their big board. With the likes of Elijah Molden (ranked 35) and Ifeatu Melifonwu (ranked 70) still available.

Wright is a lengthy player, which I mentioned earlier as a trait the Cowboys were interested in. He stands at 6-foot-4 and weighs 188lbs. and can possibly be molded into the type of boundary corner Dan Quinn covets.

In six games last season, Wright posted 30 tackles, 6 passes defended, and two interceptions. While being named to the Honorable Mention All-Pac 12 team. But, this pick feels like a reach to me at this spot and I think they could have taken one of the previous corners I mentioned or an offensive lineman and still could have gotten Wright later in the draft.

Pick Grade: C-

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The Cowboys still have six picks on day three and should be looking to add depth anywhere they can on the roster. The Cowboys have found starters on day three in the past ( Dak Prescott, Donovan Wilson, Xavier Woods, Anthony Brown) and hopefully will be able to do the same this year.