Dallas Cowboys fans have been clamoring for this for years. While it didn’t happen as early in the draft as many hoped, it happened, and we couldn’t be happier.
With their first pick in the sixth round, the Dallas Cowboys picked nose tackle Quinton Bohanna from the University of Kentucky. Bohanna stands 6-foot-4 327lbs. He’s an enormous presence at NT and/or 1-tech and can effectivly 2-gap in an odd or even man front.
Quinton Bohanna will fill an important role on the Dallas Cowboys
His hand size and arm length are both in the 97th percentile, continuing the trend of Dallas targeting reach in their linemen.
Bohanna offers exactly zero in the way of pass rush. That’s not his bag. But he’s more than just a trashcan full of dirt. He has a little burst to him that allow him to hit and move horizontally. He’s short area space-eater who can keep the linebackers behind him clean.
This is a pick that Jaylon Smith and Leighton Vander Esch have to love. The Dallas linebacker corps were abused last season by ineffective play in front of them. The switch back to the Quinn Cover 3 will help immensely and new stout talent like Bohanna will as well.
Bohanna will join a 1-tech rotation that features Antwaun Woods and free agent addition Brent Urban. Both veterans will challenge him so a roster spot so it’s far from guaranteed. But he’s a good prospect to groom and could be getting heavy snaps as soon as next year.
Rated as a fifth rounder by PFF, Bohanna has a great first step and impressive strength. His hand size and arm length are both in the 97th percentile, continuing the trend of Dallas targeting reach in their linemen.
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He played well over 350lbs so it will be interesting to see where Dallas asks him to be here in the NFL. Either way, he’s shown the ability to bulk up and move well so he has range and discipline to get into the requested range.
Keeping things in perspective, Bohanna doesn’t make plays. He does the things that let other people make plays. That’s an invaluable trait the Dallas Cowboys desperately need.
This is the third defensive lineman Dallas has picked in the draft thus far. It’s going to be a battle between each of them and those veterans already on the roster. Should be fun to watch.
What do you think of the pick?
- Published on 05/01/2021 at 20:30 PM
- Last updated at 05/01/2021 at 20:33 PM