Regrading the Cowboys 2023 draft class after year one

The Dallas Cowboys' rookie class wasn't overly impactful in year one...

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6. Eric Scott Jr., CB -- Grade: D

Taken one pick after Puka Nacua, this one hurts a little bit. It's hard to give such a harsh grade to a late Day 3 pick but the Cowboys just did a horrendous job of finding Day 1 contributors, even if it was just for special teams.

The jury is still out on Eric Scott, but he was inactive his entire rookie year and will be 26 at the start of next season. What was the vision from the Cowboys here?

7. Deuce Vaughn, RB -- Grade: C-

After what we saw in the preseason, it would have been great to see more of Deuce Vaughn as a rookie, but that wasn't the case. He appeared in seven games and averaged just 1.7 yards per carry on 23 rushing attempts, adding seven receptions for 40 yards. Vaughn was placed on IR at the beginning of January, but hopefully he can grow into some type of role in year two.

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For now, this pick is being given a decent grade due to the potential Vaughn showed in the preseason.

8. Jalen Brooks, WR -- Grade: C+

Jalen Brooks was a decent late-round dart throw for the Cowboys, and he undoubtedly has talent. He only caught six passes in seven appearances this season, but he might be in line for an expanded role in year two with Dallas at the receiver position. I wouldn't be shocked if he was one of the better players from this class, which is a double-edged sword, to say the least.

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