Scouting New Dallas Cowboys S Kavon Frazier

The Dallas Cowboys selected Central Michigan safety Kavon Frazier in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Here is CowboysHQ's breakdown of the pick

The Dallas Cowboys selected Central Michigan safety Kavon Frazier with their sixth round (No. 212 overall) selection on Saturday. Find out more about him below:

Height, Weight: 6-foot, 217 pounds

Rankings: had Frazier ranked No. 293 overall and No. 24 among safeties.

The skinny: Frazier was a Second-Team All-MAC selection in 2015 after registering 108 tackles, 4 1/2 tackles for loss in his first year as a full-time starter. Before 2015 Frazier had been just a part-time starter for the Chippewas.

What Cowboys are getting: He's earned comparisons to Dallas safety Barry Church, but you could also compare him to Bob Sanders, the former Colts safety who was run-stopping dynamo but a bit of a liability in pass coverage. Frazier isn't as talented as either player, but that's the book on him. Frazier is a great hitter, plays downhill from the back row, wraps up well and uses the field effectively to hem in ball carriers. But he needs works as a pass defender, specifically when it comes to anticipation in coverage and now giving too much away in play action. Grade: C-minus

Postins’ Take: I saw Frazier play live last season against Oklahoma State and he gave them some problems. If you're thinking about the future taking Frazier makes some sense, as both Church and J.J. Wilcox, this year's projected starting safeties, are both free agents. The question is whether Frazier can be good enough to move into a starting role in 2017. The run stopping traits are evident. He's a strong upper body player and possesses good speed. Those traits also make him a potential special teams candidate, and that's where Frazier is going to have to make this team. He'll need plenty of work on improving his coverage skills, but if he can and carve out a special teams role, then he makes the team in 2016 and points toward a potentially bigger role in 2017.  

More on Kavon Frazier

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