3 reasons CJ Henderson would be a great pick for the Cowboys

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Add a dynamic playmaker in coverage

It never hurts a team to add talent to the cornerback position, especially when potentially selecting a great prospect in the NFL Draft could be on the table. That’s the situation the Cowboys could be in when they are on the clock with the No. 17 selection if CJ Henderson is still available.

There aren’t often opportunities to land a corner that has a great blend of athleticism and size like Henderson. Based on the measurements and athletic testing at the NFL Scouting Combine, he is 6’0″ with a 75 7/8″ wingspan and ranked in the 92nd percentile in SPARQ testing.

While Henderson didn’t record an interception in 2019, he is a legitimate playmaking threat. The explosiveness he has as an athlete will enable him to jump routes when appropriate, recover after getting beat, and just check some of the better receivers in the game, in general.

It may take Henderson a bit of time to sharpen his skill-set in the nuances of the cornerback position a the NFL level. However, playing in a secondary role on the boundary would enable him to adjust the next level against easier matchups out of the gate.