1. Nahshon Wright, CB
When Nahshon Wright was taken in the third round of the 2021 NFL Draft, it felt like a bit of a reach. He was clearly an intriguing prospect at 6-foot-4 but he was raw and needed a lot of work. Throw in the fact that this was a position of need and it made it even more confusing they were able to use a Round 3 selection on a project player.
After two seasons, Wright has been okay but not what they’d hoped. He had his shot in 2022 and recorded 23 tackles, four pass defenses, and a pick in seven games but he was only on the field due to injuries at that point. And he was surpassed by rookie fifth-round pick DaRon Bland who is in line for another big role in 2023.
As for Wright, it’s going to be tough to make the roster without an injury, especially after the addition of Stephon Gilmore. With Gilmore, Trevon Diggs, and Bland as the top three players, that leaves Jourdan Lewis as the fourth corner. There’s also Kelvin Joseph who might not have been as good as Wright, but he was a second-round pick so he’s likely to get the nod when it comes down to it.
Ideally, Dallas would love to keep Wright on the practice squad should he fail to make the 53-man roster. The only question is whether or not he would escape waivers.