Ranking the Cowboys' Worst Draft Picks of the Last Decade

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3. Kelvin Joseph, CB (2021)

In 2020, the Cowboys struck gold when they took Trevon Diggs in the second round of the draft. He developed into a solid weapon and even though he didn't truly break out until his second season, they knew going into the 2021 NFL Draft that he would be a long-term starter. Still, they needed someone to start across from him and they thought they had their guy in Kelvin Joseph.

Originally a member of the LSU program, Joseph transferred to Kentucky in 2019 and played two seasons there. He was a solid defensive back but was still raw. He also had some red flags that included being suspended at the end of his LSU tenure — not to mention several personal fouls when he would go up against other SEC schools.

Still, he had the potential to be a starter but just never developed. Joseph lasted two seasons with the Cowboys and when he was given a shot in 2022 — following an injury to Anthony Brown — he was torched by Trevor Lawrence of the Jacksonville Jaguars. He also continued to have off-field concerns and was part of a murder investigation in April of 2022.

Heading into the 2023 season, there were reports that Joseph was finally turning a corner but then the Cowboys gave up on him. He was sent to the Miami Dolphins in exchange for Noah Igbinoghene, a former first-round pick who never reached his potential.

Joseph was released in November and then played the remainder of the season in Seattle. He's currently on the Kansas City Chiefs roster after signing a future contract in January.