5 Draft sleepers Dallas Cowboys fans need to know

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player. 123. Darrell Luter Jr.. . CORNERBACK. South Alabama. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis

The Dallas Cowboys traded a fifth round pick to acquire veteran Stephon Gilmore, who had an outstanding 2022 season. As everyone knows, though, at 33 years old there aren’t many players who you can absolutely count on being on the field consistently at that age. Should something happen to Gilmore, perhaps the Cowboys would be ok in a pinch by moving Daron Bland outside and putting Jourdan Lewis or Izzy Mukuamu in the slot.

There are band-aid answers for the Cowboys virtually everywhere on the team. That’s good for depth sake, but looking at multiple injuries (Lewis + Anthony Brown in 2022) or losing players beyond 2023, the Dallas Cowboys would like to continue to add pieces to the secondary for good measure. That’s where Darrell Luter Jr. comes in.

Pop in the 2021 South Alabama tape and you’ll ask yourself how Luter Jr. could possibly fall to day three? He was incredibly productive with four INTs and 10 passes broken up and even a couple of TFLs.

Standing at 6′ 189lbs, Luter Jr. sports long arms and fits perfectly into the Dan Quinn defense.

Despite a significant dip in production in 2022, Luter Jr. still has plenty of translatable traits to the NFL game. 32 1/2″ arms, massive 10 3/8″ hands and very good ball skills.

Should the Cowboys be on the lookout for another Daron Bland-esque diamond in the rough, look no further than South Alabama where Darrell Luter Jr. will be waiting.