Dallas Cowboys 2021 NFL draft class has A+ potential

Micah Parsons, Dallas Cowboys (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Micah Parsons, Dallas Cowboys (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /
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Quinton Bohanna, Dallas Cowboys
Defensive Lineman Quinton Bohanna #95 of the University of Kentucky Wildcats (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images) /

Round Six

Quinton Bohanna, DT, Kentucky; Israel Mukuamu, DB, South Carolina

Dallas continued to address the defensive side of the ball in the sixth adding defensive line and safety depth. Bohanna is a pure 1-tech “run-stuffer” at 357lb. he should be able to eat up blockers and help improve the run defense.

Mukuamu played cornerback at South Carolina but the expectation is that Dallas will try him out as a safety. Another Dan Quinn prototype, standing a 6’4” Mukuamu should be able to use his length to help flourish in a possible free-safety role.

These two players may be longshots to make the final 53 man roster but it will be a competition to watch in training camp.

Round Seven

Matt Farniok, OG, Nebraska

Usually, the seventh-round pick is reserved for a player you don’t want to fight other teams for in free agency. With that being said the Cowboys must have seen something in Farniok that they like.

Farniok was Honorable-Mention All-Big Ten in 2020 and was a team captain at Nebraska his final two seasons. He has position flexibility and should compete with the likes of Brandon Knight for a backup job.

Overall Grade: B-

Dallas came into the draft knowing they needed to upgrade their defense and they did just that. Parsons and Joseph should be day one starters but after that question marks remain.

Wright and Ball were bad picks at the spots they got them and the Cowboys continue to overlook safety as they did not take one until the sixth round.

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If the coaching staff can develop these players to reach their full potential this draft class has A+ potential. But, for now, they get a B- and hope to re-evaluate this class in a few years with a better grade.