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Cowboys Address Defense in Latest Matt Miller’s 3-Round Mock Draft

We're less than a month away from the 2019 Draft and it's a big one for the Cowboys. Without a pick, they can't go wrong in day 2. So far, the has managed the pretty well. Although there are still positions that need help, there's none with so much urgency to force the Cowboys to reach for any player in April. Instead, they'll be able to address the Draft with a “best player available” philosophy.

from published his latest Mock Draft a week ago. Making a deep dive into the , Miller mocked two to the Cowboys. Despite recently adding to the team, Dallas still needs to find a young safety to pair up with in the future. A team need that hasn't been discussed much is . The team has good players at the position, but could use more depth.

Without further ado, let's get to the players who Miller is sending to Dallas.

Pick #58, Second Round: S Juan Thornhill, Virginia

Thornhill was a three year starter for Virginia. He's a versatile player who has played in various positions across the defensive backfield. He shined the most as a in his college career. Some see Thornhill as a player who could even try to play as a cornerback in the NFL.

He could be a starter right out of the gate as a safety, though. As a very smart player, is the kind of guy who takes the ball away thanks to his instincts. He's one those players with a lot of talent, but who may struggle to find his true position in the NFL. However, his upside might just be worth the risk.

Cowboys Address Defense in Latest Matt Miller's 3-Round Mock Draft 2

Pick #90, Third Round: CB Kendall Sheffield, Ohio State

Sheffield isn't by any means an instant starter, but for a third round pick, the value is there. He's a prospect with a ton of upside. He could do well against slot receivers in the NFL but there's quite a few things to work on.

The speed is there but his lack of footwork will get him in trouble in man to man coverage. The Cowboys have a good set of starters at the cornerback position, but the depth is far from ideal. A serious could greatly hurt the at any point of the season. Taking someone like Sheffield in Day 2 would make a lot of sense.

There's a lot of different ways the Cowboys could address the . They've managed to add quality to have more freedom when on the clock in April. Hopefully, they go in with a “best player available” approach and walk away with a good rookie class.

Mauricio Rodriguez
Mauricio Rodriguez
I love to write, I love football and I love the Dallas Cowboys. I've been rooting for America's team all the way from Mexico ever since I can remember. If you want to talk football, I'm in... You'll find me at @MauNFL.

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