Round 4, Pick 129: CB Cam Taylor-Britt
The Cowboys seem to be relying on second-year cornerback Kelvin Joseph to step into a starting role next season with Anthony Brown not necessarily impressing as the opposite of Trevon Diggs. In the fourth round, I decided to bring in a corner with a similar role as Joseph to help bring in competition. That is Nebraska Cornhusker Cam Taylor-Britt.
Taylor-Britt played outside cornerback last season and turned in one of the better seasons out of the Big Ten cornerbacks. While only hauling in one interception, the Nebraska alum broke up 11 passes, recorded 51 tackles (three for loss), and a sack.
One aspect of Cam’s game that sticks out is his tackling ability. He became one of the best tackling corners in the game. He hits like a safety if that gives a better idea. In 2019, he forced four fumbles. Yes, a corner forced four fumbles in a season. His ability to read the quarterbacks eyes and use his 4.3 speed to close in is something you don’t see in many corners.
In coverage, Taylor-Britt allowed a 53% completion percentage for 351 yards and three touchdowns. He also held opposing quarterbacks to a 77.3 passer rating. He is best in zone coverage but is capable of holding his own in man coverage. His ball skills are among some of the best in the conference, being able to adjust well with the ball in the air and break up passes.
Adding the former Cornhusker would provide good competition with Joseph, Wright, and Brown. He could even come in and play quality snaps in year one even if it’s just on special teams.
Other notable prospects available: CB Mykael Wright, EDGE Isaiah Thomas, S Dane Belton