2. Kelvin Joseph, Cornerback
Trevon Diggs was a home run in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft and quickly became the Cowboys’ top cornerback. In the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft, they added Kelvin Joseph out of Kentucky, in hopes that he would become their No. 2 corner.
After two seasons in the league, it seems pretty clear that Joseph isn’t the player they thought he was.
When Anthony Brown went down for the year, Joseph was thrown into the mix and all he did was surrender a 59-yard touchdown to Zay Jones and a 10-yarder to Marvin Jones which allowed the Jaguars to claw back from a 27-10 hole and deliver Dallas an overtime loss.
The issues went well beyond this game as well. Joseph spent much of the season on special teams as he was unable to overtake fifth-round rookie DaRon Bland — or even Nahshon Wright, a 2021 third-round pick who also hasn’t been very impressive overall.
While playing on coverage units, Joseph was continually being flagged and had a knack for ruining long returns from KaVontae Turpin.
It’s hard to ever admit a mistake on a draft pick but Dallas has shown in recent years they will do this. They did so with Taco Charlton and Trysten Hill. Now, they need to do the same with Joseph. At this point, his presence will just keep them from finding a better option.