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Cowboys’ 2023 rookie rankings — Overshown left out?

Happy Friday, . With the draft now behind us, I have had a few weeks to look into each player and try to give my best guess as to where to rank them.

Everyone will have their own thoughts and opinions, but as we sit a couple of weeks away from June, let's look at who I have at the top and the bottom.

I did leave off a few players — you'll see why as you go.

I am clearly not inside the Cowboys camp; this is just based on what they did in college and what the Cowboys need going into 2023.

Mazi Smith

, the Cowboys' first-round pick, is No. 1.

Smith helps address the Cowboys' primary need immediately.

We may see him limited until he learns better pass-rushing abilities because, at this level, you have to have at least a few, even as a .

Still, he becomes a bigger key earlier than others.

Standing at 6'3 323 lbs., Smith is exactly what this to help slow down the run.

The team re-signed , so now they have a real shot at containing the run — much better than the last few years.

With the INSTANT impact that Mazi Smith should make for this team, he sits atop my rookie from the .

This very well could change once the season starts, but he holds the top spot right now.

Deuce Vaughn

I have gone back and forth with the second spot.

Deuce Vaughn was electric at . Yes, he is small, but 1,936 yards from scrimmage with 12 touchdowns last season is no joke!

The Cowboys let go, signed , and still have Malik Davis and .

The backup spot behind is WIDE open.

Vaughn clearly lacks being able to pass block, etc., but he has shown he can run and catch the football at a high level.

With the No. 2 spot behind Pollard still in question, that is why I have Vaughn in the spot I do on the list.

Luke Schoonmaker

is interesting, but with how the Cowboys run the offense, his role should become larger as the season progresses.

Right now, he is a developmental prospect. With gone, he joins a group including and .

What does that mean?

Well, whoever is hot from week to week may see more snaps.

His size, field-stretching ability, and his blocking ability could be something the Cowboys can build on.

Viliami Fehoko

Man, I changed my No. 4 two different times.

I settled on over because I think Fehoko will see the field earlier and more often than Overshown at the start.

Let me clarify, though, you can't go wrong with either player!

Fehoko should be able to THRIVE on the with Micah Parsons, , and the rest of the crew.

His strength is going to be a great plus for this team. He is going to be able to wear down offensive guards and centers.

He had 24 reps at 225 pounds at the .

Fehoko went to San Jose State, a team in the Mountain West conference. Dallas has had fantastic success with MWC talent over the years.

Lawrence, , and attended schools inside the conference.

I can see Fehoko being another solid Mountain West player for the Cowboys.

As I mentioned, I left a few off who I don't think will see playing time right away. Overshown is the only other rookie that Dallas drafted that I could see getting some snaps.

. will probably make the team as a player. could get his chance at some point to help the . While won't even make the team.

Shane Taylor
Shane Taylor
Cowboys fan from the Midwest. Writing is fun, Staff writer for Inside The Star. Follow me on twitter @ShaneTaylor43

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