CB Jamar Wall Profile
There was no secret that the Cowboys approached this year's draft with the intention of improving their secondary.
Two rounds after drafting cornerback/safety Akwasi Owusu-Ansah in the fourth round, Dallas further solidified its defensive backfield with the addition of former Texas Tech cornerback Jamar Wall.
"I have great athletic ability," Wall said after learning he would end up in Dallas. "I do not let it get to me. I make sure I keep moving forward and not looking back. My coach used to tell me you are either getting better or worse in the day. I always try to get better with the things I need to work on."
Wall carries 204 solid pounds on his 5-foot-10 frame, allowing him to play a more physical style than many players his size. He also played in 50 games for the Red Raiders, collecting 185 tackles and nine interceptions.
An impressive hitter for a player of his size, Wall is pretty athletic for a player with his bulk, and has been timed consistently in the 4.5s in the 40-yard dash. Tech coaches raved about his ability to maintain his speed while turning to run with receivers, and his ability to reach quarterbacks and anticipate passes.
Wall is going to have to rely on his versatility to contribute at the professional level. He's a smart, tough player who will have to compete on special teams and as a backup cornerback on defense.
"I am loving it," Wall said. "There are a lot of guys there that can take me in hopefully. All those guys have great experience. I am looking forward to learning from them. I am also looking forward to playing with one of my good friends, Brandon Williams, again. That is going to be a lot of fun."
Wall was ranked as the No. 21 cornerback overall by Scout.com.
He was also named the Alamo Bowl MVP after returning an interception to setup a touchdown against Michigan State.
"I am a quick learner," he added. "I am really physical. I have great game speed. I know how to adjust to players. I have a lot of experience. I learn by watching film, and I adjust to compete in every play."
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