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Cowboys Draft: 5 Potential Round 2 Targets

As the inches closer, almost all of our focus seems to have been placed on Thursday night's . However, we all know that making those value picks on day two and three of the draft is how championship teams tend to be built.

Considering the depth of talent this draft class possesses both in the and at , the Cowboys second and picks will be vital to this class' future success.

Later on, I'll publish my list of potential third round targets for the Cowboys, but for now, let's take a look at some realistic options for the 60th overall pick.

Tarell Basham, EDGE, Ohio

Originally, I gave Tarell Basham an early third round grade, but as Draft Breakdown published more film, and more information became available to me, I moved Basham up to the .

Showing the ability to both win the and win with counter moves inside, is a legit right defensive end prospect at the next level.

With his broad shoulders, long arms, and a well-proportioned frame, Basham carries his 269 pounds very well.

When at his best, Basham showed the ability to win with a quick first step, powerful rip move, and strong, active hands. He is still raw as a rusher, but his effort and motor give me a lot of reasons to be excited about the player he could develop into.

If the Cowboys decide to take a 28th overall, Tarell Basham might be the most likely EDGE to join them in round two.

Derek Rivers, EDGE, Youngstown State

My personal favorite EDGE out of this round two group, , may just develop into the best of the entire bunch (besides Myles Garrett, of course).

Rivers is a disciplined, balanced, and athletic who displays a solid pass rushing repertoire for a small school rookie. As I mentioned in my Slant Sports , Rivers' best trait is that first step quickness.

Rivers comes off the ball explosively, playing with a jet-pack on his back, especially on obvious passing downs. If your gets into a 3rd and long situation against Rivers, he will pin his ears back and get to the  right now.

Derek Rivers earned a late first round grade on my board, and while I am higher on him than many others, I truly believe he is worthy of the 28th overall pick. So, of course, I believe he is worthy of a second round pick from the Cowboys.

Fabian Moreau, CB, UCLA

A long, physical cornerback, UCLA's may be in play for the Cowboys with the 60th overall pick. Though his 3-cone time was not all that impressive, his 4.35 40 yard dash and 136 inch broad jump were some of the best of the class.

Moreau is a fluid athlete who plays with loose hips, and solid acceleration. He showed the ability to break on the ball consistently, and is a smart corner who uses the sideline to his advantage in coverage.

With all that being said, Moreau is a raw talent in terms of his technique. Converting to corner from , Moreau may need a little more time to hone his coverage skills. Plus, he is coming off of a pectoral which may affect his draft stock.

Juju Smith-Schuster, WR, USC

Cowboys Draft: 5 Potential Round 2 Targets

Before you burn me at the stake for suggesting a , hear me out.

The are going to love . Considering his 6'1″ 215 pound frame, and his ability to bust zone coverage, Juju is exactly what the Cowboys value in their outside Z receivers.

Yes, they don't need to take a wide-out this high at all. And, since Dallas re-signed both and , it would certainly be surprising if they went this route as early as round two.

But Juju Smith-Schuster is the perfect WR for the Dallas Cowboys, and if available when on the clock in round two, they might go ahead and pull that trigger.

Curtis Samuel, RB/WR, Ohio State

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Nov 26, 2016; Columbus, OH, USA; running back (4) scores the winning touchdown in the second overtime under pursuit from cornerback (26) at Ohio Stadium. Ohio State won the game 30-27 in double overtime.Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram- Sports

Like Juju, Curtis Samuel would be a great addition to a Cowboys offense which already possesses some serious weaponry.

While Dallas has their work-horse back in , drafting his former college teammate would give the Cowboys a replacement for both and the departed Lance Dunbar in the return game and the offense.

Samuel has quick feet, great speed, and big-play ability both out of the backfield and as a receiver. Though his hands aren't a strong point, Samuel could be a nice option out of the backfield for the Cowboys, especially on third down.

Kevin Brady
Kevin Brady
Die-hard Cowboys fan from the Northeast, so you know I am here to defend the 'boys whenever necessary. Began writing for a WordPress Cowboys Blog, and have been with ITS since 2016.

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