Cowboys Rumors: Grant Delpit, CJ Henderson, More Had Pre-Draft Video Meetings

Megan ArmstrongSenior Analyst IIApril 14, 2020

Florida defensive back CJ Henderson takes up his position during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Missouri Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
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The Dallas Cowboys reportedly are at least open to addressing their defense in the first round of the 2020 NFL draft. 

According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Clarence Hill Jr., the Cowboys have held virtual video meetings with LSU edge-rusher K'lavon Chaisson, LSU safety Grant Delpit and Florida cornerback CJ Henderson.

Henderson is the latest in a list of cornerback prospects reported to have met with Dallas:

Clarence Hill Jr @clarencehilljr

So to recap, the Cowboys have done virtual interviews with these possible first-round cornerbacks: Henderson, Fulton, Gladney and Diggs https://t.co/Yuysgbdtz5

Cornerback is an area of need for the Cowboys after Byron Jones left in free agency to become the highest-paid player at the position with the Miami Dolphins last month.

Dallas began addressing the vacancy last week:

Todd Archer @toddarcher

The Cowboys have signed CB Saivion Smith, who played for Houston in the XFL. He was undrafted a year ago and spent time with Jacksonville. He was considered for the Cowboys' practice squad a couple of times last season.

Bleacher Report's Matt Miller ranked Henderson as the second-best cornerback in this class behind Ohio State's Jeff Okudah and 14th-best prospect overall in his latest big board on Monday. Miller also pegged Henderson as the "best scheme fit" for the Cowboys.

As for Delpit and Chaisson, Delpit won the 2019 Jim Thorpe Award given annually to the nation's best collegiate defensive back:

PFF Draft @PFF_College

Grant Delpit can do it all. https://t.co/J7ldAJh7MM

PFF Draft @PFF_College

Grant Delpit made 10 tackles and didn’t miss a single one throughout the conference championship and playoffs. He came through when it mattered most. https://t.co/f9xHSGdPWD

Fellow LSU Tiger Chaisson led the national champions with 6.5 sacks and 13.5 tackles for loss last season. He has been linked to the Cowboys:

PFF Draft @PFF_College

LSU's K'Lavon Chaisson good fit for the Cowboys? https://t.co/NsVNms8Xq6

Jane Slater @SlaterNFL

Sooo "never give up" the finished product following all the taping fails 😂 if you missed NFL Now. The draft prospect to keep an eye on at 17 if you are a #Cowboys fan. https://t.co/K9ilRItyXY

The Cowboys are set to pick at No. 17 overall when the draft begins on April 23.