The Dallas Cowboys have invested numerous resources into the defensive side of the ball. All three levels of the defense — defensive line, linebacker, and secondary — have been addressed. The only real complaint is that the Cowboys have ignored the safety position.
Safety was again ignored with the Cowboys’ first of two sixth-round picks. Dallas instead added a big body to the defensive line. The Cowboys drafted Kentucky defender Quinton Bohanna with the 192nd overall selection.
Bohanna joins third-round pick Osa Odighizuwa as defensive tackles that the Cowboys have drafted this weekend. Bohanna fits more into the mold of a 1-tech, using his 6-foot-4, 237-pound frame to eat up blocks and clog up gaps.
The former three-star recruit developed into an All-SEC caliber performer in Lexington. Bohanna is not a player that is going to fill up the stat sheet, but he does offer some important qualities that the Cowboys identified.
The Athletic‘s Dane Brugler ranks Bohanna as the 270th best player in the 2021 NFL Draft class.
Overall, Bohanna is a role-specific prospect and offers minimal pass rush value, but he is a short-area space-eater who can maintain his spot. He projects as a rotational two-gapping nose tackle.
Dallas has done a solid job of adding some complementary pieces to help out Micah Parsons. Both Bohanna and Jabrill Cox offer skill sets that could help Parsons reach his first-round potential.
Bohanna reunites with his Kentucky Wildcat teammate Kelvin Joseph on the Dallas Cowboys defense. The Cowboys hold two more selections in the 2021 NFL Draft.
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