The best safety on the entire board is finally going to be drafted at the end of the first by the Dallas Cowboys and it’s going to be a nice fit for him. Some even consider him to be the best defensive back in the entire draft class, but the cornerback position is much more of a need in the first round for most teams so I can see him dropping to the Cowboys at No. 26.
Brian Branch is one of the best tacklers in the entire class and he’s elite against the run while being above average against the pass.
Dallas could use a cornerback, defensive or offensive lineman, or a linebacker in the first round, but I don’t think they can pass up on the best safety in the class.
Branch finished his three-year Alabama career with 172 tackles, 19.5 tackles for loss, four sacks, three interceptions, and 23 pass breakups. He’s a future All-Pro and of course the Cowboys get him as a steal.