3 prospects the Cowboys could take in first round of 2023 draft

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Dec 3, 2022; Atlanta, GA, USA; LSU Tigers wide receiver Malik Nabers (8) is hit after his reception by Georgia Bulldogs defensive back Kelee Ringo (5) during the first quarter at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports /

2. Kelee Ringo, CB

Since Dan Quinn joined the Cowboys’ coaching staff as the defensive coordinator, the team has selected a specific cornerback type; a player who has speed and length on the outside.

Kelee Ringo out of Georgia matches that profile for the Cowboys in this draft. Ringo is a physical corner that stands at 6-foot-2, 205 pounds, and he can match up with any big receiver on the outside.

The former five-star recruit had four interceptions and 15 passes deflected in his two seasons at Georgia, including seven pass breakups and two interceptions this past year.

It’ll be interesting to see how Ringo performs at the NFL Combine. His speed and length alone should make him an interesting choice for the Cowboys if he is still there at 26. The Georgia cornerback was once a world-class junior sprinter in the 100 and 200-meter dashes in Arizona.

The Cowboys desperately need another cornerback on the outside opposite of Trevon Diggs. DaRon Bland was solid in his rookie season and should see more playing time next season. Jourdan Lewis is also set to return following his season-ending injury.

But Dallas can’t rely on its cornerback depth as it stands now. Anthony Brown is set to become a free agent and Kelvin Joseph and Nahshon Wright still need a lot of work to improve their games.

Ringo would be a nice addition to the Cowboys’ cornerback room and with his size and speed, the team might have him high on their draft board.

ESPN ranks Ringo as the third best CB in the 2023 class.