Dallas Cowboys Round 4, Pick 115
Prediction: Shaun Wade, CB/SAF
Much like Marvin Wilson at DT, Shaun Wade was once considered a first round pick in the draft before his poor 2020 season. Wade spent 3-years at Ohio State building a reputation as a force inside in the slot as a safety/nickel corner hybrid. But last season he moved outside and got exposed.
The 2020 was a disaster for Wade. His undisciplined technique and poor anticipation led to him repeatedly getting burned, and as such, he’s no longer viewed as a legit outside CB prospect.
Wade is over 6-foot, weighs 196 lbs, and measured 33.5 inch arms so he fits the part in Dallas, but based on his 2020 film, boundary CB may not be in his future (long-term projection possibly). Wade’s getting drafted here to play in the box.
He’s big and athletic and should be able to play that CB/SAF combo role inside on Day 1. And if he can develop into a Cover-3 CB one day, then all the better. Regardless, he’s well worth a flyer here and at the least will be an asset inside.
Dallas Cowboys Dream Scenario Round 4, Pick 115
Realistic Dream Pick: Simi Fehoko, WR
Simi Fehoko is the Day 3 sleeper I’m targeting here. Adithya Prabakaran has convinced me even if he’s a one-trick-pony, he’s a match-up nightmare and well worth a roster spot.
At 6-foot-3, 222lbs, Fehoko is a giant at WR. With 4.43 speed and an impressive vertical, he’s the poor man’s DK Metcalf. He’s a redzone weapon who can use his big body to shield defenders and he’s a viable deep threat who can win with his speed and make the big play.
He’s also enormous so he can be that Noah Brown-type of “move blocker” Dallas loves to use.