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Cowboys Get Secondary Help By Drafting CB Anthony Brown



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    Robert Wheelwright #15 of the Wisconsin Badgers is brought down by Anthony Brown #9 of the Purdue Boilermakers during the first quarter of a game at Camp Randall Stadium on October 17, 2015 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

    The Cowboys needed some help in the secondary going into this draft, so they used a sixth round pick to address it by taking cornerback Anthony Brown from Purdue with the 189th overall pick.

    Upside: Brown had four interceptions last season. He has the hands to finish with the interception when given the opportunity. One of his strengths is his tackling ability. Brown is willing to throw his body into a play.

    Downside: Doesn’t seem to trust his technique at times and can be too willing to grab and pull rather than work the feet. Reads passes quickly but the burst to the ball is limited. Pass tackler with inconsistent effort against the run.

    Bottom line: To earn playing time, Brown will need to play to his size (5’11, 192 lbs) and improve his aggressiveness on the next level. He has the combination of good athleticism mixed in with physicality to not only be a corner but also a potential special teams contributor right away.