Dallas Cowboys Complete 7-Round Mock Draft – Drafting Mismatches

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Round Two – Pick number 58: JuJu Brents, Cornerback, Kansas State

Remember when the Dallas Cowboys desperately needed a cornerback in 2019 and waited until the second round. That year, they ended up with Trevon Diggs. I’m not saying Julius (JuJu) Brents is Diggs by any means. What I am saying, is that I’ve come around to the realization that a good cornerback will be available in the second round.

At 6’4″ 200 pounds, he is more than a prototypical corner. He is another player that blew up at the NFL Combine. He ran a 4.53 in the 40-yard dash, 1.57 in the 10-yard split, 41.5 inch vertical and 11’6″ broad jump. Now that’s an athlete you need to invest in.  Dan Quinn has made a living in putting bigger defensive backs on the map and Brents is next in line.

From the analytical side of things, PFF graded him a 75.5 in coverage and 80 in run support. His snap distribution was practically all on the boundary which should be a preference for Dallas. Diggs is on one side with Daron Bland in the slot. I have not completely given up on Nahshon Wright, but I’ll admit he didn’t show enough on defense or special teams last season to feel good about his roster spot.

The 2021 tape does concern me to some degree. Quarterbacks were able to pick on his side. He was giving up a passer rating of a 101.9 for the season. That tells me that quarterbacks were comfortable throwing passes his way. DB Coach Al Harris will embrace this kid the same way he embraced Diggs. Brents has the ability to have a long NFL career and I believe that career will start in Dallas.