Dallas Cowboys: Round 6
Running Back – Khalil Herbert – Virginia Tech
This pick kept coming down to Herbert and wide receiver Jaelon Darden from North Texas. Herbert was picked just a little more often and fills a depth need for the Dallas Cowboys. Herbert is a one cut running back who has some serious speed to his game which could help spell Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard, and right now in the short-term he could potentially be used on kickoff returns.
Herbert has some speed once he works up to it and should run between a 4.4 and 4.5. When the ball gets in his hands and he can make the first cut and go, he can take one to the house from anywhere on the field. He isn’t the most elusive running back, but knows how to set up defenders and run past their angles with solid cuts.
Herbert shows good hands, but wasn’t asked to do a lot in the passing game. His pass protection isn’t great, but at the Senior Bowl he was able to take down Tuf Borland, so there is some flashes. He rarely takes big losses but isn’t the most elusive in traffic. An outstanding number two running back with juice to spread defenses out. And someone to add another layer to offense as well .