Dallas Cowboys: Grading Jerry Jones’ 2021 draft class

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Kelvin Joseph, Dallas Cowboys
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Pick Analysis. Kentucky 6'0 197 LBS. KelvinJoseph (44). 2. player. Scouting Report. CB. 833

The Dallas Cowboys missed out on their cornerback in the first round but found one that feels like more than a consultation prize in the second. Kentucky’s Kelvin Joseph will be relied on to contribute as a rookie.

He stands as a prototypical corner at six feet tall, carrying 197 pounds. What shows up is his impressive 4.34-second 40-yard dash and ten-foot eight-inch broad jump. Lackluster agility is a concern, as he must work on it to be a top corner in the NFL.

He played in six games for LSU as a special teams contributor before transferring to Kentucky for the 2020 season. He played nine games for the Wildcats before opting out with two games left on the schedule. Joseph finished with 25 tackles, four picks, and one batted pass.

Quinn wanted another corner that will challenge receivers at the line of scrimmage, and he got that in Kelvin Joseph. Despite not getting his hands on the ball a ton in 2020, he likes to be aggressive and make plays. While I had my eyes on another corner instead, Joseph is a solid pick.

Grade: B+