The Dallas Cowboys select…
Hamsah Nasirildeen, SAF
We double-dipped at CB and now we’re doing the same at safety. The cupboards are bare at the safety position in Dallas. Donovan Wilson is the only guy worth keeping around this offseason and a complete rebuild is in the works. Earlier we picked up a player who’s capable of filling Xavier Woods’ role pretty seamlessly. Now, we’re getting a good all-around prospect.
Hamsah Nasirildeen is a 6-foot-4, 215lb prospect who can play both parts of the game consistently. He obviously has great size and length making him an option back in 2-deep looks as well as in the box. He can match up against tall tight ends in man and keep windows small down the seam.
His ball skills are less than any of the other three previously drafted DBs but they aren’t a weakness either. He projects best as a SAF3 which is basically what we have Donovan Wilson at. The two could form a rotation based on coverage and match-ups.
I’d be hesitant to use Wilson in man coverage against elite TEs as well as back in a deep zone look. In those situations Hamsah Nasirildeen is the best man for the job. It’d be interesting to see how the Dallas Cowboys handle their safety situation, but they’ve been striking out in free agency so the best pathway to success is likely rebuilding the backend through the draft.