Blessed with an embarrassment of riches at the linebacker position, the Dallas Cowboys could add to their impressive secondary in April's NFL Draft.
In Walter Football's latest trial project, Walter Czerepiński the Cowboys select Wake Forest CB Caelen Carson in the first round. Cherepinsky argues that uncertainty at the position could fuel the Cowboys' interest in Carson, with veteran and five-time Pro Bowler Stephon Gilmore seemingly missing a step and All-Pro Trevon Diggs sidelined for the year after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament.
The consensus is that Carson will be classified as a sleeper in the 2024 CB class, but that could be due to him missing 12 of 48 college games. When healthy, he has shown why a team like the Cowboys might want to grab him late in the first round.
Carson, who played four years at Wake Forest, has shown explosive athleticism and traits that translate extremely well to the next level. He only had four interceptions in his college career, so he's not as much of a ballhawk as Cowboys second-year receiver DaRon Bland. However, he was one of the ACC's top corners, earning a grade of 71.1 (17) according to Pro Football Focus in 2023.