Defense was the way for the Dallas Cowboys for the majority of the 2021 NFL Draft. Dallas invested its first six selections on the defensive side of the ball. Two linebackers, two cornerbacks, and a pair of defensive linemen were added during the first four rounds.
The Cowboys have since shifted its focus to the offensive side of the ball. Dallas grabbed Marshall offensive tackle Josh Ball with its second of two fourth-round picks. Ball is a highly talented player, but he comes with red flags that dampers the excitement.
Dallas came back onto the clock late in the fifth-round. Again, the Cowboys added to the offensive side of the ball after building its defense with its first six picks. Dallas drafted Stanford wide receiver Simi Fehoko with the 179th overall selection.
Simi Fehoko is 6'4, 222 and runs a 4.43.
Don't need to hear much else. Sold.
— David Helman (@HelmanDC) May 1, 2021
Fehoko brings a new element to the Dallas Cowboys wide receiver corps. The Utah native is a former four-star recruit and runs a 4.43 at 6-foot-4 and 222-pounds. He scored a 9.17 Relative Athletic Score out of a possible 10.00 according to MathBomb. Those kind of athletes certainly do not grow on trees.
Fehoko earned first-team All-Pac 12 honors in back-to-back years after catching 37 passes for 574 yards and three touchdowns in 2020. He totaled 566 yards and six touchdowns on 24 catches the season before.
— Pro Football Network (@PFN365) May 1, 2021
The Cowboys have added a fast, athletic pass catcher with the ability to develop into a quality threat on the outside. It appears that Fehoko will initially contribute on special teams, but he certainly has the talent and ability to give Noah Brown and Cedrick Wilson a push a the fourth wide receiver spot.
Safety is one position that the Cowboys have yet to address at this point. Dallas holds three more selections in the 2021 NFL Draft.
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