Micah Parsons should remain at edge rusher long-term, which means the team needs help at linebacker again. Devin Lloyd is a player that reminds me a bit of Fred Warner in the way that he is able to get off blocks.
Daxton Hill ran a 40-time of 4.3 seconds and logged a vertical leap of 43 inches, which should be enough to get him drafted just off his pure athleticism. What makes Hill a first round prospect is his coverage range, ball skills and sure, open-field tackling. Due in part to star quarterback, Dak Prescott's hefty salary and the 21 unrestricted free agents on Dallas' roster, drafting Hill would be economically sensible.
Even with the unreal Trevon Diggs, Dallas' pass defense leaves a lot to be desired. Hill has the physical tools -- he's run a 4.3 40-yard dash and has a 43-inch vertical -- but needs to show a bit more consistency.
The Dallas Cowboys are loaded on the offensive side of the ball. So with this pick, they draft safety Jaquan Brisker. Trevon Diggs is dominating on the boundary but they need someone to roam the middle of the field and make plays in the pass game and run game. Brisker is a versatile safety that can do it all and plays the game with high energy and passion.
Brisker has been one of college football's top safeties since he transferred in from JUCO in 2019, as he is on pace to earn his third straight 80.0-plus single-season PFF grade with the Nittany Lions. Brisker's run defense and tackling have dipped a bit in 2021 due to playing closer to the line of scrimmage than in previous years, but he's hardly made a mistake in coverage. Brisker has a couple of interceptions and four pass breakups en route to an 89.3 coverage grade this season. He's a smart and heady player who has a high floor.
After handing out multiple one-year deals at the safety spot during the offseason, the Cowboys lack a young long-term option. Brisker is an active and loose-moving safety with experience at multiple spots. He has five interceptions and 12 pass breakups over three seasons at Penn State. Dallas' defense has improved this season, but it needs to look to the future to continue the overhaul of the back end. Taking Brisker near the end of Round 1 would be a low-cost option to help.