Patrick Surtain II is perhaps the 2021 NFL Draft prospect most connected with the Dallas Cowboys’ first-round draft pick. The Cowboys’ need at corner and Surtain II’s overall talent makes it an easy fit for both parties.
Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy and defensive coordinator Dan Quinn made the trip to Tuscaloosa to watch Surtain II workout at Alabama’s pro day. Surtain II turned heads and showcased his underrated athletic ability.
As a result, many feel like the Alabama product solidified himself as the draft’s top corner.
Patrick Surtain II = CB1?
6'2", 208 lbs
4.42 – 40 🔥
39" vertical jump
10'11" broad jump
18 reps of 225
Alabama does it differently.
— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) March 23, 2021
Surtain II played alongside current Dallas Cowboys defensive back Trevon Diggs at Alabama. Diggs was, of course, drafted by the Cowboys in the second-round of the 2020 NFL Draft. Surtain II appears to like the idea of teaming back up with his former college teammate.
Potential future Cowboys CB Patrick Surtain II on possibly reuniting with ex-college teammate CB Trevon Diggs in Dallas: "Diggs, he's my brother for life. Just lining up with him again, it would be a special feeling. …It'd just be like another day here in Alabama."
— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) March 29, 2021
The son of former NFL Pro Bowl defensive back Patrick Surtain says it would be a “special feeling” to line up with Diggs in the secondary again. Both of the talented defensive backs excelled under Nick Saban, and the two of them together would help solve a lot of problems on the Dallas defense.
Furthermore, Diggs is a fan of Surtain, so it is a mutual feeling. The current Cowboys cornerback calls Surtain his “little brother”. It would make sense for Diggs to campaign for Surtain to be the pick at 10th overall in the draft.
#Cowboys' Trevon Diggs calls Alabama CB Patrick Surtain II his "little brother."
"He has everything that you look for in a corner. I'm really excited for him and what his journey is, and hopefully, I don't know, we'll see (laughs)."pic.twitter.com/Zl61DlfClf
— Mark Lane (@therealmarklane) December 23, 2020
Overall, the Dallas Cowboys drafting Patrick Surtain II makes too much sense. The Cowboys have a need in the secondary, Surtain II was an elite player at a big time program, and the Trevon Diggs connection certainly does not hurt.
The draft is just right around the corner, so we will soon find out what the Cowboys ultimately decide to do.
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