Dallas Cowboys Draft Profile – Defensive End Adetomiwa Adebawore

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The Dallas Cowboys have a sneaky need on the defensive line. Of course Micah Parsons is a star with Sam Williams up and coming. Otherwise, very little is guaranteed for the Dallas Cowboys. The team could keep their eye on a player like Adetomiwa Adebawore from Northwestern.

The Dallas Cowboys could address the defensive end position early in the 2023 NFL Draft

Adetomiwa has an interesting build. The height an weight suggests he would have trouble fitting in as a defensive lineman in the NFL. 6’2″ would be considered too short to play edge while 280lbs could be seen as too light to play inside. It’s when you get to other measurements and aspects to his game that put those concerns to rest.


Adebawore offers some position flex playing outside to inside. His relentless motor is a characteristic every team likes to have in their defensive line pieces.

Not only does he have the character teams will like, but he has increased his production every season from his freshman to senior year at Northwestern.

Over the past two seasons he’s produced 60 pressures, 9.5 sacks and 17.5 TFL’s.

He’s also a quality athlete, who should post some impressive numbers at the NFL Combine coming up February 28th-March 6th. Whether it be strength, running, jumping or cutting, Adebawore will test well.

Concerns remain about his length. He’s a wide built player, but his arm length is modest.

WHERE HE COULD BE DRAFTED: Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator, Dan Quinn took early interest in Sam Williams this time last year. With the reputation of loving lengthy armed players, Williams didn’t necessarily fit that mold. Instead, it seems Quinn liked his strength, athleticism and motor. Adetomiwa is the same type of player. If Quinn gets a say in grabbing an edge player on Day 2, Adetomiwa could be of interest. He’s likely to go as early as the late 2nd round through the 4th