Cowboys Draft Grades: Rating every pick in the 2023 NFL Draft

Big 12 Championship - Kansas State v TCU
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3. Asim Richards, OL, North Carolina

The third Cowboy on this list, Richards, is here for his versatility along with his positional needs. Not only does Richards' give them that he gives them another offensive lineman with a serious mean streak. He's in play for left guard right now, and he's a nice insurance piece in case Terence Steele or Tyron Smith go down. It would have been nice if Dallas addressed the offensive trenches earlier, but Richards could develop into the team's long-term solution at left guard in the not-too-distant future.

Grade: B

4. Deuce Vaughn, RB, Kansas State

Take Vaughn's height and straight-line speed (he ran a 4.60 40-yard dash at the Combine) out of the equation and the Cowboys got themselves a player who maybe the most explosive and biggest mismatch in the NFL. Can you see linebackers or safeties being able to cover let a lone keep up with the elusive Vaughn? I don't, and that size people worry about may help him, just as Darren Sproles how it helped him. The former Wildcat was named second-team All Big 12 the last two years and led FBS with 1,936 all-purpose yards in his final season. Dallas got excellent value with the pick, which is icing on th cake.

Grade: B+