The 2019 NFL Combine has come and gone, which means it’s time to take another stab at predicting who the Dallas Cowboys could possibly take in the 2019 NFL Draft with each of their six draft picks. Surprisingly, things have changed significantly in just over a week from my 7-round pre-combine mock draft for the Cowboys, but I did have one holdover.
For this exercise I used Draft Network’s Mock Draft Machine to keep things as realistic as possible, and I can honestly say I couldn’t be happier with the way things turned out. But don’t take my word for it, take a look for yourself and let me know what you think.
Let’s get started…
R2/26 – DAL: Chase Winovich, DE, Michigan
It didn’t go over too well with fans the last time the Dallas Cowboys drafted a defensive end out of Michigan, but I don’t think anyone would complain with this pick. Chase Winovich isn’t the lengthy DE (32 3/4″ arms) the Cowboys typically target, but he checks all of the other boxes. His nonstop motor and tenacity will endear him to Rod Marinelli and Cowboys fans alike, making him the perfect Randy Gregory replacement opposite DeMarcus Lawrence.
R3/26 – DAL: Mecole Hardman, WR, Georgia
The Cowboys tried to add some speed to their offense last year when they traded for Tavon Austin, but unfortunately that experiment failed due to a groin injury that sidelined him for the majority of the season. In Mecole Hardman, Dallas would get another versatile speedster who could fill a variety roles like Austin. He would not only be an excellent Cole Beasley replacement, but a gadget player, return specialist, and gunner on special teams.
R4/26 – DAL: Khalen Saunders, DT, Western Illinois
Don’t let the fact that Khalen Saunders is a defensive tackle out of a small school sway you, this guy would be an absolute steal for the Cowboys in the fourth-round. At 6’0″, 324 pounds, he would add some much-needed beef and versatility to the defensive line. He has the ability to play either the 1 or 3 technique, which is pretty much a must for a DT playing for Rod Marinelli. I believe he has the ability to be a Day 1 starter, but at the very worst he would be excellent in a rotational role.
R4/34 – DAL: Foster Moreau, TE, LSU
I was actually one of the few who were on the Foster Moreau hype train before he put on a show at the NFL Combine. There he proved he has the athleticism to be a threat in the passing game at the next level and not just a blocking tight end. I actually think he compares favorably to Jason Witten based on their size and athleticism, and has the potential to follow in his footsteps. I’d let him learn for a year behind Witten and then take over as the TE1 next season.
R5/27 – DAL: Isaiah Johnson, CB, Houston
Size and length are valued in the Kris Richard’s coverage scheme, and Isaiah Johnson passes those prerequisites with flying colors, measuring 6’2″, 208 with an impressive 33-inch arms. His 4.4 40-yard dash is also impressive, especially for a CB his size. He’s a converted WR with just two years at CB, so he’s still little raw. Luckily though that’s not a problem because he would likely sit for a season to develop and then potentially take over for Byron Jones or Anthony Brown when they become free agents next year.
R7/27 – DAL: Bruce Anderson, RB, North Dakota State
If you’ve followed any of my previous work then you know I’m a big fan of Bruce Anderson’s. I think he would make an excellent complement to Ezekiel Elliott, giving the Cowboys a solid one-two punch. I’ve compared him to a poor man’s Alvin Kamara, so to get him this late in the draft would be an absolute bargain. I believe he is a mid-round pick personally, but the draft process hasn’t been kind to him. He had to miss the Senior Bowl due to an injury and was a surprise NFL Combine snub. His misfortune though is the Cowboys gain.