The Dallas Cowboys stick to defense in the sixth round of the 2021 NFL Draft. First, Dallas added some beef to the defensive line with the 192nd overall pick in Quinton Bohanna.
The defensive tackle out of Kentucky weighs in at 327lbs and lives up to his nickname “Big Bo”. Bohanna played in 45 total games for the Wildcats with 33 career starts. The 6’4 tackle racked up 59 total tackles and 9 TFL’s in his career. Bohanna’s frame will be a handful for opposing offensive lineman, and will no doubt fill in a lot of space in the trenches. Bohanna will most likely be limited during his rookie campaign and serve as a rotational player.
The Cowboys needed to add some depth on the defensive line and they did that with this pick. Bohanna will serve as depth early on, but could be effective. He has a quick burst for his size, and could be a force against the run. With every sixth round, Bohanna comes with some concerns. Big Bo clocked in at a sluggish 5.47 40 yard-dash which could show his lackluster closing speed against NFL running backs.
With the 227th overall pick, the Dallas Cowboys select, defensive back Israel Mukuamu. The 6’4 212lb DB fits the physical attributes Dan Quinn is looking for. Mukuamu matches up well against tight ends and large wide-outs. The South Carolina cornerback took a back seat with Jaycee Horn attracting most of the attention, but Mukuamu can hold his own in coverage.
With great physical attributes, Mukuamu has a wide catch radius, but he struggles against quicker receivers. In three seasons with the Gamecocks, Mukuamu totaled 86 tackles and four interceptions. In 2019, Mukuamu snagged three interceptions against the third ranked Georgia Bulldogs.
Mukuamu injured his groin during his final season with South Carolina, and only played in five games. He opted out of the rest of the season to recover his injury and focus on the draft.
There were two corners in the draft listed at 6’4, and the Cowboys managed to get both. Israel Mukuamu and third round selection Nahshon Wright. Dan Quinn loves DB’s with great physical tools, and it showed during this draft.
"There's two corners in this draft that are over 6'4 — Cowboys drafted both of them" – @dpbrugler— David Helman (@HelmanDC) May 1, 2021
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