The 2021 NFL Draft is now a little bit further back in the rearview mirror and we have all had plenty of time to digest all of the players that the Dallas Cowboys selected. Names like Micah Parsons, Kelvin Joseph, and Jabril Cox have dominated the hype because they are fast players with a lot of athleticism that play positions where they are going to make an impact that is going to be seen and felt in a lot of ways.
One of the players who has flown a bit more under the radar is Kentucky DT Quinton Bohanna. To be clear here, our own Tom Ryle has started a hype train of sorts for Bohanna, but oftentimes not enough love is shown to the interior linemen (especially within the Cowboys’ war room).
In case you were unaware, we have a film room series on the Blogging The Boys YouTube Channel where we break down a number of things all year long, but as of late we have been focusing on the team’s draft picks. Our Film Room episode on Quinton Bohanna is up and you don’t want to miss it. Remember to please subscribe to our YouTube Channel (which you can do so right here).
Bohanna is a true, classic run-stopping defensive tackle which, as mentioned, is a weapon that has been absent from this team’s defensive arsenal for far too long. What’s more, though, is that Bohanna does a great job of clogging up the middle of defenses as well as showing athleticism that allows him to move quickly for stops in a variety of different ways.
The Cowboys have sort of sneakily added a number of defensive tackles overall by way of the draft in the last couple of years. Consider that they took Trysten Hill in the second round two years ago, and then spent back-to-back third-round picks on the position in Neville Gallimore last year and Osa Odighizuwa this year (before adding Bohanna).
As nice as that is to see, Bohanna is a bit more unique in that he offers help at the 1-tech position. Dallas trotted out Antwaun Woods there in seasons past, but perhaps Dan Quinn feels that he can mold Bohanna into something special starting with his rookie season.