Dallas Cowboys Rounds 5-7 Draft Grades

Round 5 pick 171- Mike White, quarterback, Western Kentucky.

An interesting pick that if nothing else signals the end of Kellen Moore’s time in Dallas. White is a big 6’4 220lbs quarterback with an arm to match. Had a solid final two years after transferring from South Florida throwing for over 8,000 yards and 63 touchdowns with just 15 interceptions. Has great touch on deep balls and good accuracy on short and intermediate passes. Comes from a simplified spread offense that called on him to make one to two read throws. Will compete with Cooper Rush for the backup job but will most likely be buried on the depth chart.

Mike White Highlights

Grade: C+

Round 6 pick 193- Chris Covington, linebacker, University of Indiana.

Covington is a solid linebacker notching 85 tackles and three sacks last season. Is a little undersized to play inside at 6’2 225lbs but might not have the speed to play on the outside. To me, this seems like a depth pick with most of Covington’s action coming on special teams until he can find a position.

Chris Covington Highlights

Grade: C

Round 6 pick 208- Cedrick Wilson, wide receiver, Boise State.

Wilson had a great two years at Boise finishing with close to 1,800 yards and 18 touchdowns. At 6’2 190lbs he has the ability to add weight to his frame. Is one of the best in this year’s class at tracking down the deep ball and has great body control. Has added value as a punt returner. May struggle in press coverage until he gets stronger. At this late in the draft, Wilson is a major find.

Cedrick Wilson Highlights

Grade: A

Round 7 pick 236- Bo Scarbrough, running back, University of Alabama.

I jumped out of my seat when this selection was made. Scarbrough is a bruiser at 6’2 235lbs who knows how to use his frame. Is great at falling forward had has the leg drive to push piles. Has enough speed to break off long runs once he passes the second level. Two torn ACL’s and a broken ankle are concerning but to find a talent such as his still on the board this late surprised me. Can immediately make an impact in short yardage situation and late in fourth quarters taking some of the load off of Eliott. Great pick.

Bo Scarbrough Highlights

Grade: A+


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