You couldn’t have honestly thought we were going to get out of this draft without Dan Quinn getting a stab at traitsy defensive back, did you? The Dallas Cowboys make an interesting final selection by bringing in Darrell Luter Jr. from South Alabama.
The frame isn’t necessarily the impressive part about this player. He’s only 6′ 190lbs. It’s the rest that is hard for the Cowboys DC to overlook.
Luter Jr. measured with 32 3/8″ arms to go along with a nice wingspan of 77 7/8″ and monstrous 10 3/8″ hands. For comparison, last year’s first round pick Tyler Smith’s hands measured at 10 3/4″, just barely larger than Luter Jr.
Luter Jr. has good ball skills and does a solid job mirroring his opponent. His length helps him to get his large hands on the ball at a high rate as well.
His 2021 season was most impressive. Luter Jr. came away with four interceptions and added another 10 passes knocked away in only nine games. He was a PFF 2nd Team All American and Pro Football Network named him an Honorable Mention.
Overall, the team will have to make a decision on players like Nahshon Wright, Kelvin Joseph and Jourdan Lewis who is in the final year of his contract. As it stands, the Dallas Cowboys CB room looks deep, but looking ahead to the future there are several reasons to see why Dan Quinn would step in and say he wants a player like Darrell Luter Jr. to wrap up the Dallas Cowboys NFL Draft.
The Dallas Cowboys would be drafting against grain with these picks, but it may pay immediate and long-term dividends if they pan out.