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Cowboys Draft: Three Ideal, But Realistic Scenarios For 17th Overall

We are now less than a week away from the of the . AKA the last live sporting event until…

Well, who knows.

The Cowboys' options with the 17th overall pick may end up being limited, as they hit the tough part of the draft where most first round graded players are gone but it's too early to reach on the later grades.

Still, there's a chance the Cowboys could come up with a huge win in the first round. Especially if one of these three players are left on the board.

Florida CB CJ Henderson

 might be my favorite of these three prospects, as he fills an immediate need for the Cowboys 2020 roster and offers them incredible upside over time. The 6'1″ 204 pound Florida prospect is the best non-Okudah corner in this class, and would bring that dog mentality to the back end of the Cowboys .

Henderson could start on the perimeter from week one, allowing the other cornerbacks to fall into place where best seen fit. A nickel group including Henderson, , and would be a heck of a sight for in 2020.

LSU EDGE K'lavon ChaissonCowboys Draft: Will LSU EDGE K'Lavon Chaisson Be The Pick at 17?

While I think everyone loves CJ Henderson, LSU's K'lavon Chaisson brings up some mixed emotions among . Largely due to the fact he might be a high-end “project.”

To me – Chaisson is an explosive and dynamic who would compliment excellently at . His college production has been cited as a legit concern and he has a ton of room to grow as a football player if he is to make a consistent pass rushing impact at the next level, but..he's 20 years old!

This guy has all the tools to develop into the explosive “RDE War Daddy” has been craving for years. When he improves upon his technique and moves, Chaisson will be dangerous.

Alabama Safety Xavier McKinney

Analyzing Chris Trapasso's 7-round Mock Draft for the Dallas Cowboys
Dec 29, 2018; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; (15) reacts against the in the 2018 Orange Bowl playoff semifinal game at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell- Sports

Possibly the most glaring hole on the Cowboys entire roster is the position. No questions about it.

As much as we all like , the safety spot as a whole has not gotten it done in recent years. And the hasn't exactly made a concerted effort to improve the roster talent, either.

If the Cowboys aren't going to their first round pick in a package for Jets safety , then I see Alabama's Xavier McKinney as a strong option 17th overall. The 's Benjamin Solak called McKinney Alabama's “next Minkah Fitzpatrick,” and his versatility is obvious on film.

McKinney is just an awesome football player, with the type of qualities coaches swoon over. He's a top 10 prospect in my mind, and would be a steal with the 17th overall selection.

Kevin Brady
Kevin Brady
Die-hard Cowboys fan from the Northeast, so you know I am here to defend the 'boys whenever necessary. Began writing for a WordPress Cowboys Blog, and have been with ITS since 2016.

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