Round 4, 129th Overall: Neil Farrell Jr., DL, LSU
The Dallas Cowboys could use some more help along the defensive line. Osa Odighizuwa flashed some as a pass rusher in his rookie season, and Neville Gallimore still has potential as a 1-tech/3-tech hybrid player, but they lack some true functional strength up front.
Neil Farrell Jr. is a player who can instantly provide that. Farrell is the perfect one technique to get in on early downs and hold up against double teams. His anchor to hold the point of attack is very good, and he should help out the rotation.
Round 5, 155th Overall: Micah McFadden, LB, Indiana
Even with the Cowboys bringing back Leighton Vander Esch, the linebacker room is pretty thin. Vander Esch has dealt with injuries so availability is a question with him. Jabril Cox offers upside, but he’s still a project. Not to mention, Parsons will be dropping down to rush the passer.
Micah McFadden is a very good linebacker who also offers some versatility. He’s a reliable tackler in space, has good vision to handle the run, processes well to get in passing lanes, and offers some pass rushing chops as well.
Round 5, 167th Overall: Braxton Jones, OT, Southern Utah
Right tackle could be addressed much earlier in the 2022 NFL Draft, but there are several names worth developing on day three rather than reaching somewhere on day two. Braxton Jones has impressive power at contact and in the run game, and has the grip strength to sustain blocks. His set technique needs refinement, but he’s a perfect developmental guy.