2. Players the Dallas Cowboys should draft in Round 1 – Jordan Davis
We mentioned Jordan Davis earlier when discussing his Georgia teammate Wyatt but the Cowboys would be thrilled if they got a chance to pick Davis at No. 24. Widely regarded as the best defensive tackle in this draft class, Davis can easily fit into any defensive system as either a 3-4 nose tackle or a traditional 4-3 defensive tackle.
The best part of Davis’ game is his ability to stuff the run since his huge 6-foot-6, 340-pound frame is extremely difficult for opposing offensive linemen to move. Davis will draw a ton of double teams at the point of attack, allowing the rest of the Cowboys’ pass rushers to get one-on-one matchups they can exploit.
In terms of pass-rush ability, Davis doesn’t offer a ton of ability to generate sacks on his own but he can create consistent pressure with his bull-rushing ability. A lot of quarterbacks have difficulty navigating pressure that is coming right up the middle, an area where Davis could bring a ton of help to a Dallas defense that hasn’t excelled there in recent years.
Quinn would undoubtedly be thrilled to add Davis to the defensive line as a huge disruptive force. Continued investment on the defensive side of the ball, like this Davis pick would do, is a big key to Dallas finally getting back to becoming a true power in the NFC.