Rapid Reaction: Safety J.J. Wilcox

Pick: Georgia Southern safety J.J. Wilcox, No. 80 overall

Pros: He plays faster than his timed speed (4.57 40-yard dash). He has good size (6-foot-0, 213 pounds) and is a physical tackler. Has the ball skills of a former wide receiver. Smart player.

Cons: Does not have much experience at safety. He spent his first three college seasons as a wide receiver and running back. He’s still learning how to read keys and needs to improve his recognition.

Cowboys fit: Wilcox will have a chance to earn a starting job during training camp. He’ll be competing with Barry Church (coming off torn Achilles tendon), Matt Johnson (fourth-round pick who didn’t play as rookie due to injuries) and Will Allen (stop-gap free-agent signing).

Could have had: Alabama DT Jesse Williams, Texas A&M DE Damontre Moore, Louisiana Tech WR Quinton Patton, Missouri Southern State DT Brandon Williams, West Virginia WR Stedman Bailey