The Dallas Cowboys came into the 2021 NFL Draft knowing that they needed to add some help in their secondary at the cornerback position. After taking Penn State star linebacker Micah Parsons at No. 12 in the first round, the Cowboys went with a cornerback in the second round. That cornerback was Kentucky standout Kelvin Joseph.
Joseph is known for his ability to make plays, which is exactly what the Cowboys need. He should be able to compete for playing time early and develop into a big-time piece for the Dallas defense.
If you have not been able to see him play, we have you covered. Watch this video and find out why you should be ecstatic about the Cowboys taking Joseph.
During the 2020 season with the Wildcats, Joseph ended up recording 25 total tackles to go along with four interceptions, a defensive touchdown, and one defended pass. His numbers don’t jump off the charts, but he proved that he can make plays. That alone is a major plus for the Cowboys.
There have been some concerns about some character issues, but that was no reason to pass on him. He is also relatively inexperience, but the Cowboys can develop him. This pick could end up being a major steal.
Jerry Jones and company are looking to push their way back into playoff contention in 2021. In order to do that, the defense desperately needed to get better. So far in the first two rounds of the NFL Draft, they have focused on defense and have added two young players who could become major building blocks moving forward.
Only time will tell whether or not this pick will pay off. There are quite a few critics who do not like this pick. However, there are a lot of draft analysts who like the pick as well.
No prospect is ever a safe pick. There is always a chance that they could be a bust. This pick is no different, but the Cowboys feel very good about it and his playmaking potential is obvious.
Expect to see Kelvin Joseph come in and earn a role with the Cowboys immediately as a rookie. He may not start, but he might just force his way into that conversation. Joseph is an intriguing pick, but Cowboys fans should be excited to see him get to work.