Round Six (Comp Pick) – Jordan Wright – Defensive End/Linebacker – Kentucky
While the Dallas Cowboys were top five in sacks this season, there were times when it seemed like they had little ability to get to the passer, especially when Parsons was dropped into the second level.
The Dallas Cowboys also had some issues against the run and needed more explosive players to get upfield. Wright is a project but could hone his skills to move up in the draft and on a roster.
Wright is a bit of a tweener as he can play off as a linebacker and as an edge. He sets edges well and flashes footwork and burst that helped him rack up tackles for a loss. His ability to cover ground helps him cover more running-style quarterbacks. He has the length to disengage from blocks and is smart enough to see the play quickly, diagnose, disengage and track the ball down.
Wright will need to develop a better pass rush set and hand usage in this area of the game. His speed and burst help him, but if he can get some more counters in his game he could be a menace. While some have him as an edge, even with needing more size, some have him as a linebacker, but in reality, he is a guy you move around to get the matchups that favor him.