With the 171st pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys select: Dorance Armstrong Jr, Defensive Edge, Kansas
You can never have too many pass rushers. The Philadelphia Eagles won a Super Bowl with an 8-man defensive line rotation. Selecting Dorance Armstrong Jr. out of Kansas in the 5th round would be a quality pick for Dallas.
Although, one issue with Armstrong is consistency. He had a mediocre freshman year but followed it up with an outstanding sophomore year. In 2016, he had 56 tackles, 10 sacks, 20 tackles for loss, and 3 forced fumbles, however, he fell back down to Earth in 2017. He was able to show off some of his talents at the NFL Combine as he was top 3 in both the 20 yard and 60-yard shuttle. He has shown flashes but still has to work on his game.
With Randy Gregory’s future clouded and Tyron Crawford’s play not being up to par, drafting Armstrong would provide the Cowboys with depth on the defensive line with a chance to develop him into a solid player.
At the very least, Armstrong can become a rotational lineman for the Cowboys. He has the potential to become a solid player but would have to put in the extra time and effort. In all likelihood, he would have to switch and become a linebacker to fully take advantage of his abilities.