Dallas Cowboys sit back and pick LB DeMarvion Overshown at 90

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The Dallas Cowboys continued their wild ways in the third round, selecting DeMarvion Overshown with the 90th pick in the draft. The 96th player on the consensus board, Overshown was drafted in roughly the right range.

While Mazi Smith and Luke Schoonmaker has clear roles and positions awaiting them, Overshown’s future isn’t quite so clear.

The Dallas Cowboys selected DeMarvion Overshown with the 90th pick in the draft.

Overshown is a player without a position. Part safety, part linebacker, part pass rusher, Overshown is a high motor player with great athletic traits that make him a possible piece in multiple phases of the Dallas Cowboys defense.

The Cowboys have a plan. More specifically, Dan Quinn has a plan. Overshown wasn’t drafted to do what he did in Texas, rather he’s likely to be groomed to take on more specific and simplified roles in Dallas.

Given his athletic traits, he’s likely to be used heavily as a pass rusher. He’s a hard worker who Dan Quinn is naturally attracted to.  In interviews after the selection Overshown said he’s talked a lot about pass rushing and expects to be rushing the passer on third downs in Dallas.

Hard to imagine he’d be in a 3-point stance so expect him to be a standing pass rusher in odd-man fronts and possible B-gap blitzer from a traditional off-ball role.

Overshown has good side-to-sideline speed but loves to hit big running downhill. He can play an off-ball linebacker role and be an asset in coverage. His ability to cover is actually better than his ability to diagnose and explode on running plays.

There are many reasons to believe he’ll be a better pro than a college player

Overshown will play special team early and specific roles in sub packages. There’s no reason to rush hi onto the field so he should be seen as a developmental prospect