There is NO D in Dallas. The Offense is plenty scary enough with a Healthy Dak, Zeke, and the three-headed monster
@ WR. So the pick has to be Defense, but where and whom? I think it comes down to three players:
Micah Parsons LB
Trevin Moehrig S
Patrick Surtain II CB
I think a Safety @ 10 is far too early and the Boys have an early 2nd that might still net them Trevon for Safety.
So what do other people that are far more familiar with the Cowboys and the Choices say?
It was a tough season for this Dallas Cowboys’ linebacker group.
This defense was in a transition year and looked out of place scheme-wise.
I don’t think that the move to a hybrid 3-4 helped the Cowboys linebacker core.
As I watched them, game after game it looked like they were lost and not gap sound.
They refused to find contact and shed off lineman, and it allowed for major holes.
It didn’t help these linebackers had little help upfront because their defensive tackles were getting no push.
While the Cowboys linebackers did a great job when forced into space in 2018, they definitely struggled
to do so in 2020. This group also was a bad tackling group from all spots.
When they got to the ballcarrier they could not make sound tackles and allowed major yards after contact.
The Dallas Cowboys have tough decisions this offseason on Leighton Vander Esch’s 5th-year option
and the decision of whether or not to keep Jaylon Smith around for the money they are paying him.
Their leader in the room Sean Lee didn’t play too bad, but his body isn’t going to let him play
at an elite level much longer.
The move to a simpler scheme, makes me believe if these linebackers return in 2021 they will be able to play
and move without thinking and can play without hesitation. In Dan Quinn’s scheme, he loves linebackers
that run in the high 4.4’s. If you look back at his Seattle days he had Bobby Wagner and KJ Wright.
In Atlanta, he had Deion Jones. The Cowboys lack that elite speed and I believe they address this in the draft.
The Cowboys have holes all over their defense, but their lack of playmakers in coverage is a weakness
too serious to overlook.
The Cowboys will play a lot of single-high defenses now that Dan Quinn is running the show,
which means the corners will be put on islands and attacked.
The Cowboys allowed 67% of passes to wide receivers to be caught last season, the league’s sixth-highest rate.
Surtain only allowed 40% of passes to be caught when he was covering wide receivers.
Patrick Surtain II’s NFL Draft fits
Surtain possesses elite length and a high football IQ, and teams will love the person as much as the player.
He projects as a boundary corner who would excel in a more zone-heavy scheme instead of a team that
predominantly runs man coverage.
However, any team with a need at cornerback should consider him in the first round.
If you consider the sweet spot for Patrick Surtain II in the NFL Draft to be the 10-15 range,
then teams like the Minnesota Vikings, Denver Broncos, and Dallas Cowboys make most sense.
Cowboys GM Steve_Chiefs selects: Patrick Surtain II CB Alabama
- Jacksonville Jaguars- QB Zack Wilson, Brigham Young
- New York Jets- QB Trevor Lawrence, Clemson
- San Francisco 49ers– QB Justin Fields, Ohio State
- Atlanta Falcons- QB Trey Lance, North Dakota State
- Cincinnati Bengals- OT Penei Sewell, Oregon
- Miami Dolphins– WR Ja’Marr Chase, LSU
- Detroit Lions- TE Kyle Pitts, Florida
- Carolina Panthers- OT Rashawn Slater, Northwestern
- Denver Broncos- QB Mac Jones, Alabama
- Dallas Cowboys- CB Patrick Surtain II, Alabama
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