To open day 3 of the 2022 NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys took Nebraska Tight End, Jake Ferguson.
Certainly a player the Cowboys have had an eye on throughout the draft process. He was the epitome of consistency in his time with the Cornhuskers. Ferguson is a quality blocker, which is the first attribute he brings to this team with Dalton Schultz being the primary TE pass catcher.
Fantastic traits pick for the Dallas Cowboys. Matt Waletzko is a premier athlete with tremendous size and rare length.
Certainly a developmental player who needs to get stronger in his lower body. He’ll be expected to challenge 2nd year tackle Josh Ball as the primary backup to either Tyron Smith or Terence Steele. Looking at Waletzko’s frame and length will remind some of Nate Solder.
With questions surrounding last year’s 2nd round pick, Kelvin Joseph, many wondered if the Dallas Cowboys would take a defensive back. With pick167 the Cowboys pick a long armed corner (32″) perfectly fitting what Dan Quinn wants.
In case you haven’t noticed yet, the Dallas Cowboys targeted traits on Day 3
The length, quality speed and willingness to tackle makes Bland a fantastic projection and depth piece. Special teams is his path to the roster in 2022, but with Anthony Brown and Jourdan Lewis on short contracts and questions surrounding Joseph, expect more DaRon Bland in 2023.
Damone Clark is a tremendous hopeful that many will see as the steal of the draft for the Dallas Cowboys. The unfortunate side is Clark had spinal fusion surgery that will minimize his presence for the Dallas Cowboys in 2022. Perhaps missing the season altogether.
Should he return to his old self, the Cowboys are getting a quality athlete with a fantastic build. Solid tackler. High character. He’s a physical player who aggressively attacks the ball carrier. It all comes down to if the player makes a recovery from his injury.
The Dallas Cowboys have given up 440 rushing yards in their last two playoffs games. It’s time to address that. Enter John Ridgeway. For the second year in a row the Cowboys draft a Defensive Tackle with a wrestling background with Ridgeway winning a wrestling state title in high school. As a Nose Tackle, he has a chance to not only win a roster spot, but actually carve out a role as a primary run stopper.
Devin Harper Jr. is a speed linebacker who runs a 4.47s 40-yard dash. The Dallas Cowboys kept an eye on Harper for month while evaluating the earlier picks. Harper can add to the linebacker depth and make a contribution to special teams.
With his speed and a solid jump in production his Senior year at Oklahoma State, Harper gives Bones Fassel something to work with while Dan Quinn awaits and works on his development.
- Published on 04/30/2022 at 21:15 PM
- Last updated at 04/30/2022 at 21:15 PM