Dallas Cowboys Draft: Sport DFW’s Favorite Picks and Best Value

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The Dallas Cowboys gave us a rollercoaster of a draft last weekend. With plenty of ups and downs, Cowboys Nation was divided in their assessment. Not the clear-cut winner the 2020 Draft was, 2021 offered some disagreement across the ranks.

But somewhere where the disagreement isn’t quite so prevalent is in the good picks. Based on scouting reports, draft appraisals, positional value, and team needs it’s easy to see where the Dallas Cowboys knocked it out of the park. And that’s where we’ll focus today…

We ask members of the staff who are their favorite picks for the Dallas Cowboys here in 2021

Which Dallas Cowboys pick offered the best value?

Adithya Prabakaran: Jabrill Cox, LB, LSU

I don’t think there is much to dispute here. Cox being available on Day 3 was a boon for the Dallas Cowboys who needed a good coverage linebacker more than anything. It was concerning when they initially drafted Micah Parsons that they weren’t really solving a problem, but with Cox they do and it gives them the ability to play him with the other linebackers on the team that might struggle in that department.

Dan Ruppert: Jabril Cox, LB, LSU


Reid Hanson: Jabril Cox, LB, LSU

I’d love to offer a different answer than the others but this is just so clearly the right answer. Cox was arguably the best coverage linebacker in the entire draft and all of Dallas’ top linebackers (Jaylon Smith, Leighton Vander Esch, and Micah Parsons) have questions regarding their coverage ability.

Cox was a top-75 player to most, so getting him Day 3 was a steal. His addition brings visions of Cox and Keanu Neal as passing down linebackers with Parsons potentially rushing the passer.  Gotta love that.

Which Dallas Cowboys pick was your favorite?

Adithya Prabakaran: Simi Fehoko, WR, Stanford

I say this fully aware I possess Stanford bias, Fehoko had to be my favorite pick because he provides something the Cowboys could use as a fourth receiver. Last year Noah Brown was that fourth guy. While not fast, he is strong and explosive making him a matchup problem for smaller corners.

Now with Fehoko you get someone bigger, more explosive, and a lot faster with a great special teams background. In 10 personnel he could be incredibly useful as a run blocker or a YAC threat in the screen game and even stretch the field vertically on 8 or 9 routes. Kellen Moore has a great chess piece at his disposal.

Dan Ruppert: Simi Fehoko, WR, Stanford

I had mocked him a ton of times to the Cowboys and I believe he will take over for Gallup next year while helping get CeeDee off kick returns with his speed.

Reid Hanson: Kelvin Joseph, CB, Kentucky

For the sake of not repeating the same names we’ve already discussed, I’m going to go a different direction and I’ll explain why. Kelvin Joseph satisfied the Dallas Cowboys biggest need of the offseason. After completely ignoring outside CB in free agency, Dallas needed to find a capable starter early in the draft. Things got tense when Micah Parsons was picked in the first round and the pressure built enormously in Round 2.

At Pick 44 the Dallas Cowboys picked the most talented CB left in the draft. Joseph has first round ability and could very easily develop into a legit CB1 in the NFL. He’s raw and comes with some risk because of that, but he’s physically elite and has some impressive film to prove it. This pick may have saved the Cowboys season in 2021 so that’s why I’m calling the pick my favorite even though his selection was more relief than celebration.

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Now it’s your turn. Who’s your favorite pick in the draft? And who provided the best value in your opinion? Discuss!

  • Published on 05/03/2021 at 16:02 PM
  • Last updated at 05/03/2021 at 13:02 PM