5 Cowboys Defensive Back Options For 2017 NFL Draft

Looking at some potential secondary improvements for Dallas in the 2017 Draft.

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Nov 26, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Southern California Trojans defensive back Adoree Jackson (2) celebrates during a NCAA football game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

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

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Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

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

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Nov 19, 2016; Seattle, WA, USA; Washington Huskies defensive back Kevin King (20) intercepts a pass intended for Arizona State Sun Devils wide receiver N’Keal Harry (1) during the second quarter at Husky Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports

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

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Apr 8, 2016; Gainesville, FL, USA; Florida Gators defensive back Jalen Tabor (31) looks on during the first quarter of the Orange and Blue game at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Logan Bowles-USA TODAY Sports

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

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Jourdan Lewis Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

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

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Ohio State Buckeyes cornerback Eli Apple (13) congratulates cornerback Gareon Conley (8) Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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