Dallas Cowboys Round Three – Josh Paschal – Defensive End – Kentucky
I did move up in this round with the Seahawks and traded away my third and the last fifth, in return I got the Seahawks three and their seventh round pick. Paschal was at the top of the board and defensive end was getting thin. Paschal offers both pass rushing ability and run stopping ability, something the Cowboys desperately need.
The next picks here were Leo Chenal and Brian Asamoah the linebackers. I think with the Dallas Cowboys bringing back Leighton Vander Esch, they may feel more set at linebacker than others believe.
Paschal is quick off the edge and displays a lot of power in his hands on first contact. He has ability to be moved around like a chess piece along the line, and with his straight line ability, hits gaps well across the entire line. Against the run he improved quite a bit in 2021 and his relentless motor only helped his improvement. He is a very good tackler and makes good cuts to the football which he seems to see quickly.
The question about Paschal is what was the difference between 2020 and 2021. His production dipped in 2020, and especially against the run almost looks like a different player. He doesn’t have the most bend in this class and might have some issues against the more agile offensive tackles early on. He isn’t the best contain defensive end (contain as in seal a corner), but the Cowboys have options there.