Dallas Cowboys: Top-5 remaining DBs in the 2020 NFL Draft

Xavier McKinney #15 (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Xavier McKinney #15 (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /

The Dallas Cowboys are still in dire need of adding talent to their secondary so today we look at the top-5 defensive backs still available in the 2020 NFL Draft.

The Dallas Cowboys seized an amazing opportunity when they drafted receiver CeeDee Lamb in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft. Regarded as the clear top WR in the draft by many (including the Cowboys), CeeDee was just too darn good to pass up.

But going WR in the first leaves more obvious positions of need in a tough spot. It’s imperative the Cowboys find a way to fill the holes in secondary with their Day 2 picks. Luckily for them there’s a truckload of options still available in the second round.

Today we highlight the top-5 remaining:

Safety, Xavier McKinney


The man likely sitting at the top of Dallas’ board right now is Alabama safety Xavier McKinney. McKinney, the top ranked safety in the draft, is the do-it-safety the Dallas Cowboys haven’t had since Darren Woodson.

McKinney is a strong tackler in the box as well as in the open field. He’s strong in zone coverage as well as man coverage. He can cover in trail position down the sideline and matched up inside against tight ends. He keeps his eyes on QB and plays with a high IQ. There’s not much to critique about his game and he’d unquestionably become a cornerstone of the Dallas Cowboys defense should they draft him.

Note: They will most likely have to trade up to do so.