Dallas Cowboys pick Wake Forest CB Caelen Carson in Round 4 of 2024 NFL draft

April 29, 2024

The Dallas Cowboys drafted Wake Forest CB Caelen Carson with the 174th pick of the 2024 NFL draft. Carson played his entire four-year collegiate career at Wake Forest.

Here’s what Dallas Cowboys fans need to know about Carson and our instant analysis of the pick.

Sep 9, 2023; Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA; Wake Forest Demon Deacons defensive back Caelen Carson (1) during the second quarter at Allegacy Federal Credit Union Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

Meet the Dallas Cowboys draft picks for 2024

  • Round 1, Pick 29 overall: Tyler Guyton, OT, Oklahoma
  • Round 2, Pick 56 overall: Marshawn Kneeland, DE, Western Michigan
  • Round 3, Pick 73 overall (from Detroit): Cooper Beebe, OT, Kansas State
  • Round 3, Pick 87 overall: Marist Liufau, LB, Notre Dame
  • Round 5, Pick 174 overall: Caelen Carson, CB, Wake Forest

What kind of player is Caelen Carson?

According to NFL.com, “Carson’s game is most suitable for press-man and Cover 2 looks, although he’s capable of handling most coverages. He doesn’t have as many snaps under his belt as some prospects, so his instincts and break anticipation aren’t fully focused yet. He’s much better from press than off-man coverage and does a nice job of utilizing his physicality to rough up the release and contest catches when he’s in position. He works through route combinations from zone and will come downhill and strike with good purpose most of the time. Carson’s angles to the throw and as a tackler can be spotty, leading to missed opportunities. Overall, the physical traits are ahead of the positional skills, but there is enough in place to project him as an eventual CB3 .”

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Caelen Carson height

Carson is 6-foot-02.

Caelen Carson weight

Carson weighs 199 lbs.

Caelen Carson college stats

A four-year starter, Carson had eight pass breakups and 42 tackles.