Dallas Cowboys Full Mock Draft 1.0
The 2017 NFL Draft is less than a week away and after studying hundreds of prospects tape, it is time to see where these prospects may land. Below is the Dallas Cowboys full mock draft….
Round 1 (28th overall)
The Cowboys secondary was depleted this off-season with Barry Church, Mo Claiborne, Brandon Carr and JJ Wilcox all leaving in free agency. They will need to address corner and safety in this draft and snagging Kevin King would be ideal. King has rare height for the position and plays a physical brand of football, someone Rod Marinelli would love.
Round 2 (60th overall)
If Lawson is available at this spot, the Cowboys have to pounce. Along with secondary, the Cowboys need a serious pass rush threat and Lawson provides just that…when healthy.
Round 3 (92nd overall)
As mentioned earlier, the Cowboys have a lot of holes to fill in their secondary and grabbing a second corner will help drastically. Witherspoon is a ball hawk who tied for the 1st in the nation in passes defensed last season. He can immediate fill a void year one.
Round 4 (123rd overall)
Another pick to fill the secondary hole. Johnson is a versatile safety who can play both the strong and free. He is a special teams demon which adds to his value. His coverage skills are as close to elite that you will get for a potential Day 3 pick. He could challenge and likely beat out Jeff Heath for a starting safety spot right away.
Round 6 (186th overall)
Jason Witten may have signed an extension with the Cowboys, but I suspect 2017 will be his last season playing professional football. The Cowboys brass knows this too and they will attempt to find his successor this season so he can be groomed and shown the way by J-Witt. Kittle, who may be gone at this point in the draft is a do-it-all tight end. He can block, stretch the field in the passing game and be a solid guy in the locker room—basically a poor man’s Jason Witten.
Round 7 (199th overall)
Running back certainly isn’t a need for the Cowboys, but with an injury-prone and aging backup (McFadden) you can never be too careful. Cohen’s nickname is the “human joystick” and he reminds me a lot of Darren Sproles, impacting the game in a multitude of ways. He can be a hidden gem and used similar to Lance Dunbar a few seasons ago.
Round 7 (217th overall)
After losing Doug Free to retirement and Ronald Leary to the Broncos adding some depth to their impressive offensive line would be smart. Mold McDermott who is a towering offensive tackle into the Cowboys system. Depth pick.