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

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4. Safety, Antione Winfield


Winfield, like the three players already discussed, was expected to be a first round pick, so there’s tremendous value with him still available, heading into day 2. Son of former Vikings CB, Antione Winfield Sr, Jr. has made a name and built a reputation being a big-play machine.

Last season Winfield picked off seven passes and forced two fumbles. Think the Cowboys could use some of that? He’s ridiculously smart and well-studied. He knows where the QB is going with the ball and when. He’s made to be a pro.

The main knock against him are his measurables. Winfield is just 5-foot-9, 195 lbs. His arms are 30 inches (that’s short) and his speed is modest. He’s a jack-of-all trades master of one (the aforementioned big plays).

5. Safety, Grant Delpit


Once upon a time, all mock drafts had Grant Delpit going to the Dallas Cowboys in the first round. But as scouts dove deeper and deeper into the film, the more his tackling deficiency became known. Which is why he’s still here in the second round.

As far centerfield safeties go, no one is better in coverage. With sideline to sideline range, Delpit can patrol the entire back half of the secondary by himself. He has excellent speed, quickness, reaction time, quick twitch, etc…

He can play zone shallow, deep zone, and his 6-foot-3 length let him match up in man against WRs and TEs alike. He can even blitz and attack the backfield. He just can’t tackle in the open field worth a lick.

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Chances are good at least one of these guys falls to Dallas at Pick 51 but if the Cowboys want their pick of the litter, they’ll have to move up.