2023 NFL Draft: Live tracker of the Cowboys’ top-30 prospect visits
By Jerry Trotta
The 2023 NFL Draft is suddenly less than a month away, and the Dallas Cowboys are surely busy assembling their prospect big board.
Equipped with the No. 26 overall pick and having the luxury of drafting the best player available after they traded for Brandin Cooks and Stephon Gilmore and re-signed multiple important free agents, experts and prognosticators have the Cowboys going several different directions in the first round.
As of this writing, a defensive tackle, tight end, running back and offensive linemen are in play for Dallas in the first round.
The hope is that becomes more clear as we get closer to draft night. A huge part of the pre-draft process is the top 30 prospect visits.
Essentially, each team identifies 30 prospects they want to host for an in-house visit. During the visits, players are given a tour of the facility, go through medical tests to clear up any potential concerns, and conduct interviews.
With Dallas already scheduling visits, here’s a live tracker of each prospects that meets with the team. That way fans can have a better understanding of which players the front office might be targeting during the draft.
2023 NFL Draft: Cowboys Top-30 visits tracker
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Emmanuel Forbes, CB, Mississippi State
At 6-foot-1 with 32.5 inch arms, Forbes meets the height and length thresholds the Cowboys desire in cornerbacks and he has the production to match. In three years as a starter, Forbes tallied 14 interceptions, 20 pass breakups, and six pick-sixes. Last year, he notched six interceptions (three pick-sixes) and 10 pass breakups. His 4.35 40 was third fastest among CBs at the Combine. The one knock against Forbes is his weight, as he checked in at 170 at his pro day after weighing 166 at the Combine.
Steve Avila, OL, TCU
Avila might be the favorite to end up as Dallas’ first-round pick after they bolstered their cornerback and receiver room in trades. There’s widespread debate about where the Cowboys should take the versatile lineman, however, as some draft experts have mocked him to Dallas in the second round.
Atonio Mafi, OL, UCLA
Widely viewed as a Day 3 prospect, Mafi is light on his feet for a 6-foot-4, 339-pound lineman. He’s a mauler in the running game and played both left and right guard for the Bruins. That versatility will play on the Cowboys, who have a vacancy at left guard and Zack Martin getting up there in age. Mafi would be a great get in the third round if Dallas addresses other positions with its first two picks.
Tyrique Stevenson, CB, Miami
At 6-foot, 198 pounds with 4.4 speed and 32 3/8 inch arms, Stevenson seemingly was built in a lab to play for Dan Quinn. Stevenson posted three interceptions and 16 pass breakups over three years for the Hurricanes. After starring at the Senior Bowl, one NFC scout told ESPN’s Matt Miller that “Stevenson looked like he could play right away and live at the line of scrimmage.”