Dallas Cowboys 2020 draft class second year projections

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Neville Gallimore, Dallas Cowboys
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Neville Gallimore, DT

There should be a heated competition at the defensive tackle position this summer with new defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, a former defensive line coach, fueling the battle in the trenches. Neville Gallimore failed to establish himself as a dominant interior force as a rookie despite having few challengers after the departure of Trysten Hill in Week Five due to a season-ending injury.

Now, Gallimore faces more competition than ever at the position following the drafting of
Osa Odighizuwa in the third round of April’s draft and the free-agent acquisition of a highly-touted run defender in veteran Brent Urban. Gallimore should show some development this summer following a proper offseason training program but will likely see fewer opportunities to shine in year two.

2021 Stat Projection: 30 total tackles, 2.0 sacks

Reggie Robinson II, CB

The immediate future of former fourth-round defensive back Reggie Robinson II is cloudy. That after the Cowboys shifted him from corner to safety and back again, obviously trying to find a place for him on the active roster outside of special teams.

The problem is with a defensive class that just added eight defensive rookies, including three defensive backs, there simply may not be a spot for Robinson on Quinn’s defense. Barring a major leap in development this summer, his likely destination is the practice squad.

2021 Stat Projection: Practice Squad