The Dallas Cowboys should have been watching these players at the Senior Bowl as they fit some of their biggest needs in the 2021 NFL Draft.
The Senior Bowl took place this past weekend and as is always the case, it allowed some talented upperclassmen to show off their skills ahead of the upcoming draft. For the Dallas Cowboys, there were several players who stood out that who could help them improve in the 2021 season.
Dallas just finished with a record of 6-10 after losing quarterback Dak Prescott to a broken ankle early in the season. That means they own the No. 10 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft and chances are high that they could use that selection on a defensive player.
Of course, re-loading this roster will mean adding talent outside of the first round and here we look at three players from the Senior Bowl who would fit like a glove in Big D ‚— and are likely to be available beyond day one.
3. Marvin Wilson Jr., DL, Florida State
Dallas is hoping that Trysten Hill and Neville Gallimore can be their starting defensive tackles in 2021 but there are no guarantees. While Hill was rough as a rookie, he started to come on in 2020 before suffering a season-ending injury. As for Gallimore, he shook off a slow start to come on near the end of his rookie campaign.
Having said that, each player is an unknown for the most part. For that reason, Dallas should be looking to add an interior defender and one who stood out at the Senior Bowl was Florida State’s Marvin Wilson.
A stout run defender, the 6-3, 319-pounder turned heads and was called a “legit NFL tackle” by Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.
"“Marvin Wilson is a legit NFL defensive tackle. You want that kind of guy in your front seven.” — Wilson via Tweet from Houston Chronicle"
Dallas feels great about DeMarcus Lawrence and Randy Gregory at defensive end but they need to improve in the middle. A player such as Wilson would help them immensely and he reminded us all during the Senior Bowl that he’s worth taking a longer look at.