It may not technically be draft season, but as the Dallas Cowboys limp to the finish line of the 2020 NFL season, it is for all intents and purposes draft season. As things stand now, the Dallas Cowboys sit with a top-five draft pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, though that is likely subject to change with several winnable games remaining on the schedule.
But with the unofficial start of draft season, now’s a great opportunity to begin familiarizing yourself with players that may be an option for the Dallas Cowboys in the top five of the draft. So with that, let’s take a look at 5 players and games to watch this college football Saturday.
Note: I’m not including quarterbacks for one reason. The Dallas Cowboys are incredibly unlikely to take a quarterback with their first-round pick as they prepare to pay Dak Prescott franchise quarterback money.
Note: the writer mistakenly included players who have opted out of the 2020 College Football Season.
Patrick Surtain and #1 Alabama vs LSU 7:00 pm on CBS
Though Farley has been the player that’s been mocked to the Cowboys the most recently, there’s certainly a debate to be had for the number one cornerback in the draft in 2021. Alabama Cornerback Patrick Surtain is absolutely in the conversation as a player the Cowboys could select.
If taken in the 2021 draft, he’d pair nicely with another Alabama cornerback turned pro in Trevon Diggs. Coming from an Alabama system that asks their players to be flexible enough to play in multiple defensive schemes.
With the turnover expected in the secondary for the Cowboys in te 2021 offseason, they’ll certainly be taking a cornerback or two in the draft, it’s just a matter of how high and which ones.
Kyle Pitts and #6 Florida vs Tennessee 2:30 pm CBS
Much like linebacker, it’s unlikely and probably unreasonable to select a tight end with a top five pick in the NFL Draft. The bust rate on tight ends is incredibly high at a position that generally struggles with its transition to the NFL. In addition to that, the Cowboys look to be pretty solid on their two deep depth chart with the emerging Dalton Schultz and the returning Blake Jarwin.
That said, Kyle Pitts is a fascinating player and looks to have the receiving ability to make the jump at the next level. In 2020, Pitts is averaging 17.5 yards per reception on 29 catches, has 513 yards and 11 touchdowns while missing some time.