Every year, Football Outsiders collects draft grades from a wide range of sources and reports the consensus grade. This year, they compiled grades from 20 different sources. Remember, draft grades given right after the draft tell you ABSOLUTELY NOTHING about the actual quality of that draft. It's just for fun. https://www.footballoutsiders.com/nfl-draft/2021/2021-nfl-draft-report-card-report The Cowboys were fairly near the bottom of the list, and had one of the most "polarizing drafts," meaning one of the highest standard deviations. Dallas Cowboys Standard Deviation: 0.85 Highest Grade: A (Reuter) Lowest Grade: D (Fowler, Touchdown Wire) While discrepancies in player evaluation amongst scouts and analysts are inherent in the draft process, that is not the reason behind such a high level of polarization in the Dallas Cowboys draft class. The wide range of grades for the Cowboys draft mostly stems from how these graders weigh the litany of off-field issues attached to this crop of players. Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons was cited in a federal court lawsuit regarding the hazing of players on the Nittany Lions football team. LSU cornerback Kelvin Joseph was suspended from the 2019 Fiesta Bowl for violating team rules and eventually transferred to Kentucky. Fourth-round offensive lineman Josh Ball left Florida State after being accused of 11 different incidents of dating violence. Those who graded the Cowboys draft highly cite the crop of high-upside defensive talent added to the team. Detractors of the Dallas draft class believe that the team leveraged too much of their class on players with problematic pasts.