The 2016 regular season in the NFL is coming to an end, but despite the fact there are still a few games and the playoffs left to play, we are already starting to see 2017 mock drafts.
A few weeks ago I wrote an article about the recently released Pro Football Focus mock draft and who they selected for the Dallas Cowboys to take. They believed that the Cowboys would draft a defensive end with the 32nd overall pick in the first round.
This week Dane Brugler’s mock draft was published by CBSSports.com and he went an entirely different direction for the Dallas Cowboys in the first round of the upcoming 2017 NFL Draft.
For those of you that are not familiar with Dane Brugler, he is a draft analyst for CBS, and someone whose work I highly respect.
I not only like who he thought the Dallas Cowboys would draft, but where he has them slotted to pick in the first round.
32. Dallas Cowboys: Desmond King, CB, Iowa
“Rookie Anthony Brown looks like a future starter, but Mo Claiborne is a free agent after the season, Brandon Carr hasn’t lived up to his contract and Orlando Scandrick has struggled to stay healthy. King isn’t the biggest or fastest, but his cover savvy and physical demeanor will be in high demand.”
First off, it may have slipped your attention, but Brugler has the Dallas Cowboys selecting 32nd overall in the first round, which means he has them winning the Super Bowl.
I don’t know about you, but I would be over the moon if that is indeed the way the Cowboys 2016 season plays out.
Secondly, Brugler thinks that the Dallas Cowboys can land a fantastic cornerback with the last pick in the first round, Desmond King.
Desmond King isn’t going to blow anybody away with his speed or athleticism, but he is a football player in every sense of the word.
King would have likely been an early round draft pick in the 2016 draft if he would have entered, but he decided to return to Iowa for his senior season instead.
As a four-year starter at Iowa, King has registered 258 tackles, 8 1/2 tackles for a loss, 33 passes defensed, 13 interceptions, and one forced fumble.
Personally, Desmond King is one of my favorite cornerbacks that will be available in the 2017 NFL Draft, and I would love to see him with the Dallas Cowboys next season.
There is just something about his game that reminds me of Darrelle Revis.
King is rarely out of position and seems to know the exact route the wide receiver is running before they do. He has a knack for being in the right place at the right time and knows how to make a play on the ball when it is in the air. He also isn’t afraid to come up and help in run support.
The best DB in the country. Led the nation in interceptions, 1st team all-american, and Jim Thorpe award winner. Desmond King is INSANE ____________________________________________________________________ 2015 stats: Tackles: 72 PBUs: 13 INTs: 8 ____________________________________________________________________ (All rights go to the Iowa Hawkeyes, the NCAA & its broadcasters, ESPN, and Fox Sports.
With Brandon Carr and Morris Claiborne in the last year of their contracts with the Cowboys, it certainly makes sense that drafting a cornerback should be a top priority for the organization.
Desmond King would be a tremendous addition to the secondary if he is indeed available once the Cowboys are on the clock. But, that’s just my opinion.
What do you think?
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