Dallas Cowboys 2023 draft grades: The science of the grades, pick by pick

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Dallas Cowboys Day 3 Picks

Picks outside the top-100 are less likely to succeed in the NFL so the weighted average of their scores drops considerably. Surplus value is less of a factor, risk inherently increases, scarcity is obviously diminished the closer we get to the end, etc…

 Dallas Cowboys draft DL Viliami Fehoko at 129

Fehoko, 6-foot-4, 276 pounds, comes with inside/outside versatility. Like Chauncey Golston, he could log most of his snaps inside. He’s an all-around player and could apply +pressure as an IDL which is a clear boost to his value. He’s a low risk player with a high floor and a ceiling yet to be reached.

High character, high floor, position versatility, good against the run, it’s hard to not love this pick

Grade: A –

Dallas Cowboys draft OL Asim Richards at 169

Richards, 6-foot4, 309 pounds, joins the Dallas Cowboys as a tackle with guard ability. The North Carolina product is one of the most experienced linemen in the class. While he’s a little slow on his feet he understands his game and plays and extremely mean brand of football.

Richards was drafted in the appropriate range and should be able to compete for the Cowboys LG position.

Grade B