The Dallas Cowboys have selected Cornerback Nahshon Wright with a 3rd-round pick, 99th overall, in the 2021 NFL Draft. The 6’4″ corner just finished a two-year career at Oregon State.
This is the Cowboys’ fifth pick already in this draft and their third in this round. They were awarded this compensatory pick after CB Byron Jones signed a lucrative free agent contract with the Miami Dolphins in 2020.
Wright makes it a sweep for defensive picks so far in this draft. He’s also the second CB taken after Dallas selected Kelvin Joseph earlier tonight in the 2nd Round.
It’s no secret that Defensive Coordinator Dan Quinn likes size in his cornerbacks and Nahshon brings rare size for the position. However, many will call this a reach as Wright was generally considered a late Day 3 picks by most draft analysts.
Welcome to the Cowboys, Nahshon Wright!