Well Cowboys Nation, how are you feeling today? Are you still riding the high from the Dallas Cowboys first-round selection of Wide Receiver CeeDee Lamb? Maybe you’re more like myself and are impatiently waiting for Day 2 of the 2020 NFL Draft to get underway. Either way, all we can do is hope that today is as exciting and rewarding for the Cowboys as yesterday was.
Today, I thought I’d go ahead and share with you who I think the Dallas Cowboys could be targeting in the second and third rounds of the 2020 NFL Draft. There’s still a lot of talented prospects yet to be drafted, meaning the Cowboys should be able to come away with a couple of impact players. But who? Which positions could they be targeting with the 51st and 82nd overall picks?
Let’s take a look…
Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah
Jaylon Johnson is the most likely cornerback still left on the board who could slide right into the lap of the Dallas Cowboys in the second-round at Pick 51. I had him graded higher than quite a few of the CBs who heard their name called last night in Round 1 and the only reason I think he’s still available is due to injury concerns (shoulder). To my knowledge, Johnson has had three different shoulder surgeries, on the same shoulder, dating back to high school. Maybe teams are worried about his long-term health, but that could help land the Cowboys yet another talented player.
Jonathan Greenard, EDGE, Florida
In search for more pass rush help, the Dallas Cowboys could turn to former Louisville and Florida EDGE rusher Jonathan Greenard with Pick 82 in the third-round. Greenard checks all of the boxes as far as what NFL teams are looking for in an EDGE player. He has the size, length, quick first step, and athletic ability to apply pressure off the edge. He is also a good run defender. He still needs to develop his rush plan and counters, but his relentless and menacing nature will get him on the field early as a rookie. He should be an immediate pass rush contributor with the Cowboys.