The NFL Draft is less than two weeks away, which means it’s time for mock draft season to come to a close. Thanks to COVID-19, there are no Pro Days to observe as the pre-draft process wraps itself up. While some players are performing their own isolated workouts, by and large, there will be no new information about these prospects between now and the NFL Draft. Based on everything the scouting community knows, let’s take a look at a seven-round mock draft for the Dallas Cowboys.
Note that this Cowboys mock draft does not include trades due to the obvious issues with trying to simultaneously make decisions for two separate teams. Also note that this exercise was performed using the Draft Network’s Mock Draft Simulator, so all of these players have a decent chance of being on the board when Dallas is on the clock.
Dallas Cowboys Seven-Round Mock Draft
First Round (17th Overall) – Xavier McKinney, S [NFL Draft Profile]
The days of completely ignoring the safety position are officially a thing of the past. Alabama safety Xavier McKinney is one of the most versatile players in the draft, capable of playing free safety, strong safety, and slot cornerback at a high level. He’s probably the best safety in the class (Isaiah Simmons doesn’t count) and should be an impact player right out of the gate.
Second Round (51st Overall) – Brandon Aiyuk, WR [NFL Draft Profile]
The Cowboys have two stud receivers in Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup, but not much beyond those two. Brandon Aiyuk isn’t going to outmuscle too many cornerbacks at the point of attack, but that doesn’t really matter since he can get open seemingly at will. His combination of speed and field vision makes him a dangerous weapon in space and he should thrive as the third option in this passing attack.
Third Round (82nd Overall) – Cameron Dantzler, CB [NFL Draft Profile]
With Byron Jones out of town, the Cowboys almost have to add another cornerback to the secondary. Cameron Dantzler is a trait-based prospect that has a lot of the things you look for in a cornerback prospect. While his weight could be an issue, he has ideal height, arm length, and production for the position. This could be a steal, as Dantzler should compete to start in Week 1.
Fourth Round (123rd Overall) – Alton Robinson, EDGE [NFL Draft Profile]
Alton Robinson could be a steal if his 2018 is more reflective than 2019 of who he is as a player. The Syracuse product saw just about each and every last one of his statistics dip last year, but that could have been due to a subpar, outdated defensive scheme. He should be a nice rotational member of the defense moving forward.
Fifth Round (164th Overall) – Josiah Deguara, TE
Josiah Deguara is more of an H-back than a traditional tight end, but he should still be a solid fit in this offense. He’s one of the best run-blocking tight ends in the class and should help open up rushing lanes for Ezekiel Elliott. Additionally, he’s a decent enough threat when he gets into open space and could serve as a depth option in the passing game.
Fifth Round (179th Overall) – Antonio Gandy-Golden, WR [NFL Draft Profile]
The Cowboys don’t need another receiver, but you’re not going to find another player as good as Antonio Gandy-Golden in the fifth round. Gandy-Golden has all the traits you look for in a wide receiver combined with three years of strong production. He has the speed to get open deep and the reliable hands to catch anything in his radius. While he struggles to overcome physicality, he’s a solid player that should stick around in the NFL for a while.
Seventh Round (231st Overall) – Kamal Martin, LB
Kamal Martin is what you expect to get from a seventh-round pick. The linebacker offers decent straight-line play as a run stuffer and will probably need to make a career on special teams.
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