Dallas Cowboys Draft
Round 5, Pick 174
CB, Olaijah Griffin
If you’re noticing a theme here it’s for good reason. Griffin again, is a traits guy. A five star recruit, Griffin has all the skills to be an NFL starter. The 6-foot-0 175lbs cornerback from USC has stepped up this season and people are taking notice.
A good coverage man as well as a good hitter, Griffin is going to be a starting CB in the NFL one day. In Dallas he fits in for depth in Year 1. With Farley and Diggs penciled in as starters and Anthony Brown as the nickel back, Griffin won’t be forced into action before he’s ready.
Round 6, Pick 186
OL, Robert Hainsey
The Dallas Cowboys addressed OT with their second pick when they selected Leatherwood. His ability to play inside and outside made him an extra valuable pick and solidified the depth on Dallas’ strong, but unhealthy, O-line.
Notre Dame’s Robert Hainsey is another guy who can, and probably should, play inside. The 6-foot-5 right tackle has been one of the highest graded tackles in the nation, but many suggest his best spot in the pros is inside at guard. Weighing in under 300lbs. Hainsey needs to add bulk to hold up in the pros, but that’s nothing a year in a pro weight room can’t handle.