Round Seven – Pick 238 – Avery Williams – Cornerback – Boise State
What would a Dallas Cowboys’ draft be without a Boise State player? Williams was one of the better players on the board and fits the Cowboys in two ways. Williams is a special teams ace and he is best suited to play the slot/nickel corner. He may be from Boise, but Williams was there and filled a role.
Williams will excel on special teams on both sides, cover and return. With really good speed he can stay with the smaller quicker wide receivers inside. He plays with good instincts and breaks well on the ball. A team captain, Williams leads by example and plays hard every time he is on the field.
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Williams is strictly a slot corner and his size and explosiveness issues should keep him strictly in that role. He can get a little grabby, but a move to the inside should help this unless he gets matched up on bigger receivers who can out body him. Not the best in run support due to size, but is willing.
Dallas Cowboys Wrap up
Should the Cowboys find themselves with Kyle Pitts at ten, they may have to move around in the draft to find ways to address the defense. This draft is harder to predict than previous years, but the needs of the Cowboys don’t change because of it. The defense should be a focus regardless of who the tenth pick is and linebacker is also a possibility in the draft as well.
Should the Cowboys decide to move up at different points in the draft, the earlier they decide to move the more they will have to give up and will have to rely on the post-May 1 free agency to fill holes. Pitts may not make it to ten, but if he does, here is a way the Cowboys could still address the defense.