Dallas Cowboys 2021 NFL draft class has A+ potential

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Jabril Cox, Dallas Cowboys
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Round Four

Jabril Cox, LB, LSU; Josh Ball, OT, Marshall

The Cowboys decided to double-up at linebacker, selecting Jabril Cox in the fourth round. Cox might be the best coverage linebacker in the entire draft.

Cox was ranked by PFF as their 46th overall player and the Cowboys drafted him at 115. The draft is all about finding value and Dallas did just that in the fourth round.

Then the Cowboys selected Josh Ball, an offensive tackle with terrible off-field history. More on Ball’s history from Yahoo Sports.

"“In 2018, a sworn petition by Ball’s ex-girlfriend claimed Ball is a ‘violent person’ and detailed 11 incidents of violence against her and others throughout their 18-month relationship.”"

No matter how Ball plays on the field selecting this player was a bad decision by Dallas. There were other offensive tackles with zero off-field concerns available but for some reason, the Cowboys went with Ball.

Round Five

Simi Fehoko, WR, Stanford

The Cowboys decided to add to their already stacked wide receiver room by selecting 6-foot-4, 220-pound, Fehoko out of Stanford. For his size Fehoko is an elite athlete, take a look at the group of receivers he compares to.

Taking a flier on a player with this much athleticism, was a great pick by the Cowboys in the fifth. I don’t think Fehoko will have many opportunities as a receiver in 2021 but he should contribute to special teams.