Dallas Cowboys Draft: 5 Best Players Heading into Day Three

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K’Von Wallace, SAF, Clemson

This one comes as a surprise given the run of safeties in the second round but somehow at the end of day two, there were only six safeties drafted. Wallace probably deserved to be one of them. but he will make a team very happy on day three.

The Clemson safety stands at 5-foot-11 and 206 pounds. At the combine, he showed good athleticism running a 4.53-second 40-yard dash, vertically jumping 38 inches, broad jumping 133 inches, and running the three-cone drill in 6.76 seconds. The athletic numbers will surely draw the attention of teams on day three; a day where teams like to prioritize high upside athletes.

However, Wallace is more developed than the average “project”. He has good range on the back end and shows off instincts to get in position to make plays. (He does drop interceptions, which isn’t great but that is a completely different issue) He does have some lapses when reading the field but he was more consistent than Utah safety Julian Blackmon and more athletic than some of the safeties drafted in front of him.

In his final season, Wallace caught two interceptions and had ten pass deflections. That was more than his backfield partner Tanner Muse, who got drafted by the Oakland Raiders. Currently, the Cowboys need some playmakers at safety as their depth chart is a bit vacant after Xavier Woods and HaHa Clinton-Dix. Donovan Wilson is largely unknown and Darian Thompson seems to play better in the box.

If he is available in the fourth round, the Cowboys could take a chance on the former national champion. He doesn’t have the injury history of some other players and he has the experience and athletic upside that other safeties don’t have in this class.

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These are my five best available players left in the draft. The odds of the Cowboys selecting one of them are very slim, but it is fairly convenient that they play positions the Cowboys could use some help.