Dallas Cowboys Select Viliami ‘Junior’ Fehoko, San Jose State

Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
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With the 129th pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys select Viliami Fehoko from San Jose State.

This was an interesting pick for the Cowboys. Their team is pretty stacked at the defensive end position, but you can never have too many edge rushers.

With this pick, Dallas have now used three of their four draft selections on the defensive side of the ball. Dan Quinn has a big stick, and he is swinging it in the war room.

Dan Quinn is winning the arguments in the war room, and it is showing with the defensive selections thus far.

Fehoko measured in at 6’4″ 276lb. He is an edge rusher with the capability of playing some interior snaps as well.

This is the Dallas Cowboys “M. O”. In the past, they’ve had Tyrone Crawford. Currently, they have Chauncey Golston and now they add another piece.

The Dallas Cowboys saw many of their targets including Running Back Roschon Johnson get picked up by other teams but that is the fight you are up against when you’re picking later in the draft.

They collected themselves well and rebounded adequately after losing out.

This prospect is going to immediately provide depth for this team. He is strong. If the 22 reps of 225lbs was impressive from Mazi Smith, Fehoko was able to throw up 24.

He has really advanced hands for someone coming from the collegiate level. The motor is always on and that’s going to get him on the field sooner rather than later.

Dallas is clearly showing the league that they want to get stronger along the defensive front of the line. They recognized that the run defense was a liability at times. The additions of Smith and Fehoko will help improve in this area.

Dan Quinn is going to love this player. Demarcus Lawrence and Dante Fowler are not going to be on this team for much longer. I’m not breaking news or anything like that. However, the front office has to plan for the future and that’s what they’re doing with this selection.

Position flexibility is what we continue to hear from this team, and they continue to provide evidence to support their stance. Fehoko has played snaps at the A gap, B gap, over tackle, outside tackle and even off the ball. It will not be hard for Dallas to plug him in someone on that line.

He is a Swiss army knife that is going to have a bright career with the Dallas Cowboys. Welcome Viliami Fehoko, the newest member of America’s Team.