Final grades for each member of the Dallas Cowboys 2021 draft class

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Cornerback Kelvin Joseph #24 of the Dallas Cowboys (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /

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The Cowboys selected “Bossman Fat”, as he is affectionately known, with their second round, 44th overall selection.

There was hype by the middle of training camp that rookie cornerback Kelvin Joseph could supplant incumbent starting cornerback Anthony Brown, but things did not turn out the way he probably would have hoped.

Joseph certainly isn’t lacking in the confidence department, but I hope he can back up his talk next season. Injuries relegated Joseph to just 10 games, but he was able to receive credit for starting two of those contests.

On the field, Joseph was targeted 15 times and allowed seven receptions on the year. Completing almost 50% of his targets looks bad, but the sample size is so small (164 defense and 142 special teams snaps) that it would be an injustice to fully gauge what Joseph will become.

Joseph appears to be a big part of the team’s future and it wouldn’t surprise me if the team opts to not use a high draft selection on another cornerback.