The Dallas Cowboys have made defense their overall focus of the 2021 NFL Draft. That after investing their first six draft selections on the defensive side of the ball.
The Cowboys addressed every position outside of safety along their defense heading into the final rounds of the draft. Dallas added UCLA defensive tackle Osa Odighizuwa and Iowa defensive end Chauncey Golston to their defensive line.
First-round selection Micah Parsons out of Penn State and Jabril Cox out of LSU was added to the team’s linebacker corps. And at cornerback, Dallas drafted Kentucky’s Kelvin Joseph and Oregon State’s Nahshon Wright.
It wasn’t until the Cowboys’ second fourth-round selection that the team drafted their first offensive player in the draft. That prospect being Marshall offensive tackle Josh Ball. With their only selection in the fifth round, Dallas drafted their second offensive player on the day in Stanford wide receiver Simi Fehoko.
With their first of two sixth-rounders, the Cowboys took Kentucky defensive tackle Quinton Bohanna off the board with the 192nd overall selection. Bohanna is purely a nose tackle with very little pass rush value. This is an anchor that you plant in the middle of the defensive line and allow him to simply eat up space. His presence should make life for the linebackers playing behind him better.
At an impressive 6-foot-4, 327-pounds, Bohanna is basically a refrigerator with arms who’s unlike anyone the Cowboys have on their current roster. He recorded a total of 58 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, and 2.5 sacks as a four-year starter at Kentucky.