Dallas Cowboys Pick 136
Greg Newsome II, CB
The Dallas Cowboys used their first pick in the draft selecting cornerback Jaycee Horn. Horn projects as an immediate starter to pair with Trevon Diggs, but with Chido and Lewis both expected to leave in free agency, depth is still a significant concern.
Dallas needs to add someone in the middle rounds to work a reserve role and possibly more. That’s where Greg Newsome comes in.
Draft boards are oddly low on Newsome right now and I can’t seem to figure out why. Perhaps they’re seeing something I’m not or perhaps they just haven’t watched all the film yet, but Newsome might be this year’s Reggie Robinson II for me.
Newsome, 6-foot-1, 190lbs, is the long physical corner Will McClay likes. Consistently matched up against the opposition’s best WR, the first-team All-Big-10 CB led the division in pass breakups last season.
The Northwestern prospect plays smart, calm, and calculated. In man coverage he’s an asset on the boundary with ability to move and shadow. He’s been known as a good teammate and someone who will fit any locker room.
Newsome is another player I wouldn’t mind drafting earlier (again, I seem to rate him about 50 spots higher than most draft boards) but I’m going for maximum value on this mock draft so there’s no sense in reaching.