2. Andre Carter, EDGE, Army
The Cowboys hope they found a starting defensive end for the next several years in Sam Williams from Ole Miss. Their second-round pick from 2022 has an explosive first step and could find himself playing a key role as early as this season.
Having said that, they’ve struggled to truly build great depth at the position, and with DeMarcus Lawrence turning 30 this year, it might be a good idea to continue adding talent to the position. One player who could wind up being a great fit as a rotational pass-rusher early — and an eventual replacement for Lawrence — is Andre Carter.
A two-time All-American, Carter has been a fantastic leader for Army football and set a new school record for sacks in a single season with 14.5 in 2021.
It’s not often Army sends players to the NFL but Carter should be able to land in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft.
A former tight end, Carter stands in at 6-foot-7 and 267 pounds and can already deploy several pass-rushing moves. He’s excellent with hand fighting as well making him a player that could find himself performing well from day one in the NFL.
For the Cowboys, he would round out a defense that hopes to see Williams take off alongside Micah Parsons, Trevon Diggs, and Kelvin Joseph who they have high hopes for this season.