Dallas Cowboys 2021 NFL draft class has A+ potential

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Round Two

Kelvin Joseph, CB, Kentucky

Cornerback was the Cowboys’ number one need heading into the draft and they addressed it on day two. Joseph has the talent to step in and start opposite Trevon Diggs in week one.

His 4.34 40-yard dash and 35-inch vertical show the explosiveness and athletism you want to see out of a boundary corner in the NFL.

Joseph fell in the draft due to “coachability” concerns while in college. But, if the coaching staff can get the best out of Joseph he could become one of the best corners in this class.

Round Three

Osa Odighizuwa, DL, UCLA; Chauncey Golston, Edge, Iowa; Nahshon Wright, CB, Oregon State

Dallas continued to address their defensive needs with all three of their third-round picks. Odighizuwa and Golston should be rotational players on the defensive line in week one.

While Wright is more of a long-term project. I would be surprised if he saw any meaningful snaps this season.

Partly because he is a raw prospect and because the Cowboys have Diggs, Joseph, Anthony Brown, and Jourdan Lewis on the depth chart. It is safe to say Wright was a reach in the third round but his 6-foot-4, 188-pound frame is the type of player Dan Quinn loves.

Odighizuwa has the ability to play all spots on the defensive line, that versatility will be key for the Cowboys. For Golston, he is a polished run-defender and he should be a part of the early-down rotation opposite of DeMarcus Lawrence.