Dallas Cowboys 7-Round Mock Draft: Trading up for a Quarterback

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Dallas Cowboys Round 2, Pick 44

Kelvin Joseph, CB


Kelvin Joseph is my CB5 in the 2021 Draft. But he’s going to rub some teams the wrong way and his draft stock is going to suffer.

Joseph is perfectly tailored to play in Dan Quinn’s Cover 3 system. At 6-foot-1, 191 lbs he’s long and lean and built to play the boundary. He’s only played 20 games at the college level (he was a transfer) so he’s a little more inconsistent than you’d like but he’s been tasked with a variety of things (roles and responsibilities) and has done quite well against some pretty good competition.

The Dallas Cowboys have a need for a starting cornerback and since they used their top pick on a QB, they can’t afford to pass over CB in round two. The way draft boards are shaking out, there should be a handful of starting caliber boundary corners sitting here for Dallas.

Ideally, they grab someone with size and speed. The size is for the system but the speed is for the division. The NFC East isn’t a monster WR division. This is a division of fast little receivers. The Dallas Cowboys must keep that in mind in the draft or else they could be playing to their division’s strengths.

Whoever is picked here needs to be ready to start in Week 1.