The Dallas Cowboys built up their front 7 on defense in day 2 of the NFL Draft when they selected LB Jaylon Smith at #34 and Maliek Collins at #67. That trend continued in to today, when they used the third pick of the fourth round to select DE Charles Tapper of Oklahoma.
Brown adds depth at defensive back for the Cowboys, who could use speed and athleticism at the position. The 5'11” corner ran an impressive 4.35 second 40-yard dash at the Combine, while also turning out 19 reps on the bench press.
Brown may find a home as a special teams player to start his Cowboys' career, but could quickly earn time in Marinelli's defensive rotation based on where some analysts had him ranked:
Had a 4th round grade on CB Anthony Brown, very good value for the #Cowboys in the 6th. 4.33 speed w/ solid size and sky high confidence.
This has to be the most excited I've ever been for a Cowboys 6th rounder
— Jonah Tuls (@JonahTulsNFL) April 30, 2016
Anthony Brown was my top CB left. Gave him a 4th round grade. Great size, length, and athleticism. Needs techical refinement before playing
— Dan Turner (@dtsturner) April 30, 2016
So, as the Cowboys venture towards their three remaining 6th round picks, let's welcome Anthony Brown to Cowboys Nation!
— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) April 30, 2016
— Sean Martin ✭ (@SeanMartinNFL) April 30, 2016