Dallas Cowboys Round Six – Tariq Castro-Fields- Cornerback – Penn State
A name I kept seeing this late that I felt was a steal was Castro-Fields. With a little bit of size and injury concerns, he might fall to this point in the draft. Consistency will be a key to the development of Castro-Fields as his flashes are pretty equal to his frustrations. As a five-year player, he is a little older and might be at his ceiling, which will concern some teams.
The upsides to Tariq are his physicality and ability in zone coverage. He is very willing to play the run and take on bigger receivers. His best reps seem to come from him in zone coverage and allowing himself to see the play develop in front of him. He has the speed to stay with faster receivers downfield.
Castro-Fields is a little frustrating to watch in man coverage as he will sometimes have sloppy footwork or lose himself because he doesn’t trust what he is seeing. His ball skills are shaky and just doesn’t always track like you would want him to. He will need to learn to play under control at times as he will take himself out of a play with his style of play.