Dallas Cowboys Draft Targets: 13 standouts from Senior Bowl Week

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Dallas Cowboys Targets: Senior Bowl Standouts

DL Carlos “Boogie” Basham

Wake Forest

Boogie entered Senior Bowl week needing to prove something. After a brilliant 2019 campaign, Basham underwhelmed in 2020. The 6-foot-5, 285 lb end needed to show he hasn’t plateaued as a player and he effectively did just that.

Basham exploded off the line and beat offensive linemen consistently throughout the week. He showed power, handwork, and quickness that should keep up near the top the Dallas Cowboys draft board.

Listed as an end, the Cowboys could use someone of his size, length, and speed inside in nickel packages. In all 34 games Boogie started at Wake Forest, he recorded a pressure. That’s consistency.

OC/OG Quinn Meinerz

UW – Whitewater

Quinn was the story of the week at the Senior Bowl. And it wasn’t just his midriff shirt that was catching everyone’s attention. It was the ability for this D-III kid to utterly dominate.

Meinerz saw his 2020 season evaporate because of COVID, and went to work on his craft, adding better weight and training for multiple interior positions. The result? He was better against his Senior Bowl competition than he even was in D-III.

Meinerz showed a likeable personality, technique and killer instinct. He’s the Cinderella prospect in this environment and he did not disappoint.

DL Cameron Sample


Sample is entering a lot of teams’ radars after his performance this week. The 6-foot-3, 274lb lineman broke out in 2020. He racked up 52 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, and six sacks earning the title of Pro Football Focus’ “most valuable defensive lineman in college football” award.

Sample was nearly impossible to block in one-on-ones and showed a nice blend of pass-rush moves. He’s not traditionally sized but he beat some of the best O-line talent entering the draft, putting many minds at ease. Think 3-tech on the Dallas Cowboys.