Analyzing Matt Miller’s Post-Combine Mock Draft for the Dallas Cowboys

    The 2020 NFL completed over the weekend, meaning new are flooding the Internet. Not so surprisingly, one of my favorite “draft analysts”, , just dropped his Post-Combine mock draft. I always enjoy reading who he selects for the because I think he has a good feeling for , and he certainly didn't disappoint with who we selected for .

    I like Matt Miller's picks for the Dallas Cowboys, but I personally would've gone a little different direction if I'm being completely honest. There's some players he passed on who I wouldn't have. But, we will get to that later. First, let's take a look at who he chose for the Cowboys with their first three draft picks.

    Matt Miller's Picks for the Dallas Cowboys

    Round 1, Pick 17 – , CB, Florida

    Round 2, Pick 51 – Brycen Hopkins, TE, Purdue

    Round 3, Pick 82 – Justin Madubuike, DT, Texas A&M


    Overall, there's a lot to like about Matt Miller's selections for the Dallas Cowboys. CJ Henderson would replace , Brycen Hopkins would replace , and Justin Madubuike would replace . It all makes sense and would be a good draft haul for the Cowboys, but I don't like the fact he passed up on a few really good players to make these selections.

    For instance, Matt Miller decided to draft CJ Henderson in the first-round with still on the board. Ruggs fell to 22 for the , which is even more disappointing. The Cowboys definitely need more CB depth, but I don't think they should pass on a blue-chip, game changer like Ruggs. I think they can wait till the second-round to address the CB position.

    My suspicion was confirmed when both (Auburn) and Cameron Dantzler (Mississippi State) were drafted right after Matt Miller selected Brycen Hopkins with the Cowboys second-round pick. I think Igbinoghene and Dantzler are both starting caliber and possibly have more upside than CJ Henderson.

    Getting Justin Madubuike in the third-round would probably be considered a draft day steal for the Dallas Cowboys. I personally have him ranked much higher, so much so I don't know if he would be there at 51 for the Cowboys. So to get him this late in the draft would be a huge win.

    What do you think of Matt Miller's selections for the Dallas Cowboys?

    Brian Martin
    Brian Martin
    Level C2/C3 quadriplegic. College graduate with a bachelors degree in sports and health sciences-concentration sports management. Sports enthusiast. Dallas Cowboys fanatic. Lover of life with a glass half-full point of view.


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    I’m right with you on your analysis. If we pick at 17 I think it needs to be a bonified home run. If Henderson is the bpa I would be in favor of trading back a couple spots if possible. I’d support ruggs > cj. I also think that if we’re drafting a tight end, the second round is too rich for this class. I do have a pet cat at TE in this group, the kid from FAU. That kind of production and size jumps off the paper.


    17: R1P17
    51: R2P19
    82: R3P18
    120: R4P17
    164: R5P18
    179: R5P33
    231: R7P17

    Victor Gardner

    Like CB Henderson to replace Jones, Ok with TE Brycen Hopkins if Safeties Winfield and Dugger are gone. Love DT Madubuike in 3rd round.


    Substitute Winfield Jr for Hopkins and I’m doing a cartwheel with this draft. Here to believe Madubuike will be there in the 3rd though with his combine performance.


    We are not taking tight end in second round. CJ Henderson dominated the combine. He was smooth and effortless. It has been confirmed that Cowboys interviewed him at combine. If we can get Gladney in second, then I would prefer the Xavier McKinley at 17.

    Jon B

    I think it’s 100% going to depend on who they can nab in free agency. If they can get Karl Joseph, Chris Harris, and/or Randall Cobb signed then they can go with pure best player on their board. I could definitely see some trading back for S or CB depending upon how the 1st round falls.

    Cowboys fan

    The first 2 picks are a waste of picks in my opinion, I don’t think Henderson is good enough to be picked that high in the first round and we’re bringing back Blake Jarwin for a reason!! I don’t see us wasting a premium pick on a TE after bringing back Jarwin!! I know Jarwin hasn’t gotten the 2nd round tender yet, but it’s gonna happen, so why do that and then waste a 2nd round pick on another TE!! That wouldn’t make sense to me!! If it was me I’d pick Xavier Mckinney at 17 no matter who else is on the board cause we need safety help more than anything, and we have been ignoring that position for far too long!! And in the 2nd I’d get the best corner available and then get the best DT available in the 3rd round and the rest of the draft I’d go best player available!! But that’s just my opinion!!