Round 2, 56th Overall: Kingsley Enagbare, EDGE, South Carolina
The Dallas Cowboys got impressive production from Micah Parsons on the edge in 2021, and his role and usage there will likely continue no matter what the front seven looks like because he’s just that dominant. DeMarcus Lawrence will be in Dallas for (potentially) three more seasons, Dante Fowler Jr. is in on a one-year deal, and Dorance Armstrong has potential, but adding more to the room makes sense.
Kingsley Enagbare isn’t getting much hype right now, especially in a deep 2022 NFL Draft class, but his pass rush win rate in the SEC should speak for itself. Enagbare doesn’t have the high-level athleticism traits, but his quickness, pop in his hands, and ability to counter gives him a path to early production.
Round 3, 88th Overall: Khalil Shakir, WR, Boise State
It’s nice to have Michael Gallup back with CeeDee Lamb to be the top two wide receivers in Dallas, but getting a reliable third option is important, especially if the Cowboys continue to push 11 personnel.
Khalil Shakir is flying under the radar, but he’s very good in all three phases. Shakir’s capped a little in terms of explosiveness, but he can create quick separation by putting himself in two-way go situations without tipping his hand, has great hands to make catches outside of his frame, and has a good lateral toolbox and contact balance after the catch.