NFL Draft grades: Grading every pick the Cowboys made in 2024 NFL Draft

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Cowboys draft grade for Ryan Flournoy: C+

Flournoy is one of the best pound-for-pound athletes in the 2024 class regardless of position. He scored a 9.88 relative athletic score and was one of the fastest wide receivers during position drills at the combine. In fact, he clocked the fastest GSP time during the pass-catching gauntlet.

Flournoy isn't a polished route-runner but he has the physical tools to make life difficult for whomever is tasked with covering him. He can play in the slot or out wide, so he brings versatility as a sixth-round pick. Expect him to have a highlight reel of catches in training camp and preseason.

Cowboys draft grade for Nathan Thomas: B+

You know it's a good pick when ESPN draft expert Mel Kiper Jr. raves about it. Kiper could hardly contain himself when the Cowboys picked Thomas. The Louisiana Lafayette product is a bully run-blocker. He was the only OT on Pro Football Focus' big board that posted a run-blocking grade north of 80.0 on gap-scheme run concepts. Thomas projects as a guard in the NFL that can win in space or in close-quarters.

Cowboys draft grade for Justin Rogers: B-

It took until their final pick, but the Cowboys added a nose tackle. Rogers isn't the fleetest of foot, but 1-tech tackles don't exactly need quick feet to produce in the NFL. In a nutshell, Rogers will close running gaps and push the pocket backward. He's the definition of a run-stuffer, which Dallas has sorely needed both during and after the 2023 season. Rogers will have every opportunity to make the roster given the lack of nose tackles on the roster.

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