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The Cowboys and Eagles, normally mortal enemies, actually teamed up on the first night of the 2021 NFL Draft, so I didn't feel the need to clown them the way I normally do.
...but night one is in the past, and the Cowboys' third-round pick was all sorts of weird and wacky, so let's clown 'em.
Dallas picked Oregon State cornerback Nahshon Wright at No. 99 overall on Friday night, a selection that some in the draft community considered a bit of a reach considering Wright was seen more as a Day 3 pick.
Jerry Jones and the Cowboys' draft room clearly wanted to pick a corner after their rough 2020 season on the defensive side of the ball, and now they have one. We'll see what he turns into.
But Wright got himself into a mild Twitter Fingers controversy on Friday evening when he rolled out a very spicy self-evaluation in conversation with reporters:
"Yeah, the scheme that family and just my build, I kinda look at myself like a more athletic, agile Richard Sherman. That scheme just fits perfectly."
Whoa there bud! Comparing yourself to a Hall of Fame corner right out the box - and calling yourself "more athletic" to boot - is quite a bold first step.
Sherman took a little bit of an issue with Wright's hot take, and responded in kind on Twitter:
Can't really blame Sherman for calling Wright out. The kid might end up being a great player for all we know, and Cowboys fans at least have to enjoy the self-confidence, but... that's a real strong take.
I guess we'll see if Wright can back up his words!
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