Sport DFW NFL Draft Roundup: An Early Look at Safety


Jan 7, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide defensive back Ha

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In this edition of NFL Draft Roundup we a take a look back at some past drafts and even find time to look at some player profiles. Our profiles will focus specifically on the Safety position and an early look at a few of the top prospects the Cowboys are considering.

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Safety Profiles

We’re just getting warmed up on our draft coverage. Last week we started with a review of our DL prospects and this week we will look at a few of the safety prospects. With a gigantic hole at safety, you can bet the Cowboys will be interested in addressing this position early in the draft.

Ha’Sean Clinton Dix

Ha Ha, arguably the best safety in the draft class is a versatile do-all safety. In other words, he can hit and he can cover. He may be a good fit in Dallas as the deep free safety with Barry Church playing a traditional strong safety closer to the line. He’s not quite the prospect Mark Barron was two years ago but would be a day one starter in Dallas.

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Dec 5, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bearcats wide receiver Chris


(15) its tackled by Louisville Cardinals safety Calvin Pryor (25) during the first quarter at Nippert Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Calvin Pryor

At this point Pryor is a first round prospect but much can change between now and Draft Day. Pryor is known as a big hitter but questions surround his ability to cover. The Cowboys have their hitter in Church and may look elsewhere to fill their vacancy if they don’t think Pryor can excel in coverage.

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Ahmad Dixon

Dixon is also known as a hitter. Much like Pryor, his draft position will be decided on his ability to cover. Everyone knows the kid can hit, but can he cover is the question

September 8, 2012; Palo Alto, CA, USA; Stanford Cardinal safety

Ed Reynolds

(29) returns an interception for a touchdown against the Duke Blue Devils during the third quarter at Stanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Ed Reynolds

This expected second round pick has some of the best ball skills in the class. Suited best for a centerfielder role, Reynolds would fit quite well on this Dallas defense.

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