According to CBS Sports’ Ryan Wilson, the Cowboys could draft Drew Sanders, an edge rusher from the University of Arkansas, with the 28th overall selection in 2023. Wilson explains why Sanders is a good fit, while the draft analyst outlines Sanders’ versatility.
Wilson says that Sanders is an ex-five-star player who moved from Alabama in the 2021 season. He’s only done one thing: show support for the Razorbacks. He was an edge rusher for Alabama, but he now lines up all over defense for Arkansas.
The Razorbacks have been plagued by the 6-foot-5, 233-pound edge rusher this season. He has racked up 8.5 sacks as well as three forced fumbles. It is a frightening sight to see Sanders teamed up with Micah Parsons, the reigning Defensive rookie of the year. By drafting Sanders, Dallas could be the league’s best pass-rushing team.
Kyle Crabbs from Draft Network describes Sanders’ junior linebacker as a “hybrid” player with “good initial burst.”
“Sanders is implemented as a hybrid linebacker who can rush from the edge or play in stack alignments behind the defensive front,” says Crabb. “A true EDGE at Alabama, Sanders is uncovering new opportunities for himself as a member of the Razorback front. His hallmark physical traits include his physicality, good initial burst, and tackling skills.”
This offseason, Cowboys’ starting linebackers Leighton Vander Esch (Cowboys) and Anthony Barr (Cowboys) will be free agents. It wouldn’t surprise if Dallas allows Vander Esch to walk after he declined his fifth-year rookie option. Barr, who is now 30 years old, is more of a temporary solution.
Sanders, on the other hand is a star potential who could cause havoc if he teams up with Parsons during the next half-decade.
It’s not surprising that the Cowboys will select an edge rusher as their first-round draft selection next year.
According to an ESPN’s Adam Schefter report on Sunday, November 27th, Dallas is the favourite to land the three-time Pro Bowl receiving.
“Here’s what one executive on a team linked to Odell Beckham Jr. said this weekend about a potential landing spot for the free-agent WR: ‘It sounds like it will be Dallas. If you’re in Vegas, your 2-1 favorite is the Cowboys and everyone else is 5- or 6-1.’”
On Dec. 5, the Cowboys will meet with the 30-year-old receiver. He is also set to meet the New York Giants, and is expected to also meet with the Buffalo Bills. The possibility of the veteran receiver landing in other places has been suggested by the San Francisco 49ers, Kansas City Chiefs and the Buffalo Bills.
Dallas made it clear that they love Beckham. Jerry Jones, the team owner, stressed the importance of Beckham.
“Odell could help us,” Jones said following Dallas’ win over New York on Thanksgiving. “I believe that right now. Now, we’ve got to make it fit and that’s the challenge here.”
It’s unlikely that anything unexpected will happen, but it seems clear that the Cowboys are the favorites to land Beckham.