The NFL Draft is a celebration of sorts. While analysts and fans agonize over each pick, trying to understand the team’s thought process and the player’s fit with their favorite team, the players themselves are reaching their long-awaited dreams.
Newest Cowboys cornerback Israel Mukuamu was a good reminder of those dreams being realized. The former South Carolina standout was taken by the Cowboys in the sixth round of the 2021 draft, and his reaction to the call was one for the ages.
Michael Gehlken on Twitter: “Emotional moment, as Cowboys draft former South Carolina CB Israel Mukuamu in sixth round. (Video via @GamecockFB.) pic.twitter.com/ej3paBbi9h / Twitter”
Emotional moment, as Cowboys draft former South Carolina CB Israel Mukuamu in sixth round. (Video via @GamecockFB.) pic.twitter.com/ej3paBbi9h
Given he’s a sixth round pick, it could be an uphill battle for Israel to make the final roster. But the Cowboys cornerback room is thin, and Mukuamu brings much needed length and press-man ability with him.
After this video, I know all of Cowboys Nation will be rooting for Israel Mukuamu to make the team this Fall.