Dallas Cowboys Draft: 5 defensive tackles on the Cowboys’ radar

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Another defensive tackle that is more of a traditional 1-tech player that should go around the same time as Ojomo is Jaquelin Roy out of LSU. Roy is one of those players that is just hard to move, so his ability to control gaps is going to be his role early in his career. He flashes some upside with development, but for a pure run defender Roy has a lot to like.

Roy will sink into his blocker and just not move, which helps keep gaps clean for players behind him. He isn’t just a run defender up the middle as he will locate the ball and shed his block down the line to pursue better than you would expect. He utilizes a nice club move which helps him disengage from a blocker. Roy’s production in 2022 was good and his upside will interest a lot of teams.

Roy isn’t the most athletic player and will rely on his strength more than anything else. While he gets out quicker down the line, his pursuit sometimes is a little slow to catch up to the play. For as much upside as he has, he will need to work on change of direction and developing more than his club move if he is to offer a lot against the pass. Still very raw and may need some time to develop before he can be more than a rotational guy for the Dallas Cowboys.