The Cowboys have suffered major losses in their defensive secondary. Here are five defensive backs they could target in the NFL Draft to make up for those losses.
1). Adoree’ Jackson – USC
Size: 5-foot-10, 186 Lbs
Analysis: The two-way USC star could step in right away at an outside corner spot and compete. Jackson is a freakish athlete that may be too talented for a secondary-depleted Cowboys team to pass up if he’s there, especially with that 4.4 speed.
2). Kevin King – Washington
Size: 6-foot-3, 190 lbs
Analysis: With teammate Sidney Jones going down, Kevin King has been heading up draft boards. He’s got the size that all general managers covet, at 6-3, just shy of 200 lbs and the ball skills to be worthy of a late 1st-rounder.
3). Teez Tabor – Florida
Size: 6-foot-1, 195 lbs
Analysis: Teez Tabor is one of two top-40 defensive back prospects coming out of Florida. He’s the more athletic and smaller of the two, despite having good size at 6-foot-1. He’s also extremely quick. Tabor is someone that I could see being available at 28, as well as a good value/fit. The potential is there if the Cowboys pull the trigger.
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4).Jourdan Lewis – Michigan
Size: 5-10, 188 lbs
Analysis: Lewis was considered an early second-round prospect before a recent domestic violence controversy. It’s sure to hurt his draft stock but it’s not clear by how much. Lewis, as a player, would be a great value in the late-2nd, early-3rd range. He thrived at Michigan and has the toughness and intelligence to fit into the Cowboys’ scheme with ease.
5).Gareon Conley – Ohio State
Size: 6-foot, 195 Lbs
Analysis: Gareon Conley isn’t likely to be available at the 28th pick, but you never know what to expect with such a deep class at the position. Conley has size and enough polish to be able to contribute as a rookie coming off of a talented O.S.U. team. He followed Eli Apple and is an equal or perhaps higher ranked player in comparison, coming out into the draft.