According to the latest reports, the Dallas Cowboys are zooming in on this defensive lineman out of the Big Ten.
According to ESPN, the Cowboys “have done a tone of recon work” on Penn State pass rusher Yetur Gross-Matos.
Gross-Matos has once been rumored to be a replacement for the departed Robert Quinn.
Quinn, who left the Cowboys for a five-year deal with the Chicago Bears, led the Cowboys in sacks last year with 11.5. The Cowboys defense as a whole looks to have retooled with newcomers Gerald McCoy and Dontari Poe.
However, it could still use a final tuneup.
Gross-Matos finished his collegiate career at Penn State and recorded 34.5 tackles for loss and 17.0 sacks over the last two seasons. After Chase Young, there are not many edge rushers in the draft left. The Seahawks could use some of their draft capital to replenish the position.
According to NFL Draft scout, Matt Miller, Gross-Matos has a high ceiling.
“Every day that Jadeveon Clowney isn’t re-signed is a day I think this team goes EDGE in round 1. Gross-Matos is a great value here with a high ceiling as a 43DE.”
The Cowboys have reportedly looked into Gross-Matos.
“Latest Cowboy’s 2020 draft rumor, doing diligent/thorough scouting on Penn St DE Gross-Matos & look to trade down from 17 for him,” via Ray Juray III. “Matos has strength & elite pass rush potential w/ 17 total sacks from ‘18 & ‘19 season. Yetur also posted 20 NFL combine bench reps.”
Your guess for the Cowboys first round pick is as good as ours. The Cowboys have been linked to safety, wide receiver, and now defensive line.