Sophomore outlook for Dallas Cowboys 2021 draft class: DL Chauncey Golston

When the Dallas Cowboys drafted Chauncey Golston out of Iowa in the third round of the 2021 NFL Draft, many people thought it was a little early, but recognized he was a good player who could help the game. ‘crew. Known more for his versatility and solid running defense, Golston was often meant to play a “Tyrone Crawford” role in defending Dan Quinn, bouncing between defensive end, defensive tackle and even sometimes as a standing EDGE. . Golston, for a Day 3 rookie, has had a relatively impressive first year, but with Randy Gregory now in Denver, he will need to step up his defensive role in his second campaign.

While we’ve heard rumors this offseason about Golston getting more inside reps, keeping him in his hybrid role would be the best move to maximize Golston’s skill set. While he’s never a dominant player on the defensive line, his versatility and solid run defense are two traits every team needs on their roster. Golston has the size, strength and speed to succeed in the hybrid role, and should only continue to improve as he spends more time in the weight rooms and training facilities of the city. NFL.

While the stats might not impress you in year one, Golston had some quality games where he made an impact. With Randy Gregory out of the picture at the end of defense, and more of a committee approach to the defensive tackle room, Golston can carve out a nice little role in Dan Quinn’s defense in Year Two. . One might even expect him to play a bigger role depending on how injuries progress and new acquisitions.

  • Tackles: 43
  • Bags: 2.5
  • Forced Fumbles: 1
  • Interceptions: 0
  • Tackles for loss: 3
  • QB Hits: 10

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