6th Round: Dallas Takes CB Jamar Wall of Texas Tech
The Cowboys added another defensive back in the 6th round by taking Texas Tech CB Jamal Wall in the 6th round. With Alan Ball slated to be the team’s free safety, the Cowboys are left with Orlando Scandrick and Cletis Gordon as the top backup corners. Wall should provide some depth should things work out.
Here is his summary from CBS Sports:
One of the more underrated players at his position, Wall was named second-team all-conference after he made 58 tackles, intercepted two passes, broke up 15 others, and forced two fumbles.
Wall had very similar numbers with five interceptions and six pass breakups as a sophomore. As a true freshman he contributed primarily on special teams, but stepped in because of injuries to deflect two passes.
Wall is a good athlete who had a storied high school career where he ran for over 2,000 yards in both his junior and senior seasons.
Though a bit shorter than scouts prefer, Wall’s stocky build, athleticism, aggressive play and sure tackling make him a potential starting zone corner in the NFL and worthwhile Saturday draft pick.
The guy can apparently hit. Or at the least, he could hit Jake Sharp of Kansas: