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Nahshon Wright

The selection of Nahshon Wright in Round 3 sent shockwaves through Cowboys Nation this past draft. Tabbed by many as a 6th, 7th, or even undrafted free agent, Wright was ridiculed by Cowboys fans and the National draft media alike.

All Wright has done since then was shine. In limited mini-camp activities, Wright has consistently stood out. Challenging balls, making plays, and showing strong foot speed and change of direction for a man his size.

The 6-foot-4 cornerback from Oregon State would be roughly the tallest in the NFL should he make the team (which we fully expect). He’s a fit for Dallas’ Cover 1/ Cover 3 defense and could challenge for a share of the starting snaps in 2021. For a full breakdown of what Wright offers, check out Adithya’s most recent film breakdown of Nahshon here:

light. Related Story. Nahshon Wright: What the film shows and how he fits in Dallas

Maurice Canady, fifth year

After signing as a free agent in 2020, Canady sat out last season. As one of PFFs top-rated rotational CBs in 2019, Canady has a chance to snag a big role if he can pick up where he left off two years ago. That’s a big ask, though, and his ability to make the team is most dependent on the two rookies, Wright and Joseph.

If the rookies underwhelm and it doesn’t look like either can contribute much, Canady makes the team. If the rookies look like they can handle taking NFL snaps right away, Canady’s probably gone.