Steven’s Pick: Dallas Cowboys select CB Emmanuel Forbes
He’s sticky. He’s a ball hawk. He’s excellent after the interception with the ball in his hands. He’s just too small. Mississippi State Corner Back Emmanuel Forbes shows you everything you need to see to be a first round selection.
The problem is he already looks rail thin on tape. He then showed up for the NFL Combine and weighed in at 166lbs. This puts Forbes in the 0% for weight amongst NFL Cornerbacks all time.
When you think of size comparisons for players like Forbes, they’re all on the offensive side of the ball and are still bigger players. Even Eagles WR Devona Smith outweighs Forbes by nearly 10lbs. The bigger difference is a receiver on offense is largely looking to avoid contact.
On defense you seek out the punishment and that’s just not sustainable for a player that size. In 2022, teams sought to pull CB Trevon Diggs in and run at him to take advantage of his lack of physicality. You simply cannot have that kind of liability on both sides and that’s what Forbes would be.
John’s Pick: Dallas Cowboys select a “traits guy”
My biggest fear is if Dallas allow traits to shift their thinking. Take Quentin Johnston for instance.
I don’t think Quentin Johnston should be labeled a terrible pick. His upside is there, but I don’t think he is a complete player that you should select in the first round.
Football games are won or lost in the trenches. Here’s hoping Dallas tunes out the distractions and sticks to their plan. Since McCarthy joined the team, the coaching staff has achieved what they have set out to do.
Draft the best player available.
The Dallas Cowboys are all over the map with names and positions this draft, and with the leaks sealed to the media, we can simply look at tendencies.
Ok, Cowboys Nation. Those are our nightmare picks. What are yours? Let us know in the comments…