Cowboys Mock Draft: Dallas Adds Starters At 3 Positions

The is over and it’s officially draft season around the NFL. What does this mean for us? It’s time for !

We’ve been working hard at delivering reports over the last couple of months and those will continue, but today I bring you my first specific four-round mock draft of 2018. I drafted multiple times using FanSpeak’s On The Clock simulator, and tried to put this together by using the “average” of those picks.

Let’s get into the mock.

R1/19 – DAL: , , Florida State

The Cowboys continue to overhaul the back-end of their in the of the 2018 by selecting Derwin James. James was a do-it-all player at Florida State, and should be able to play a similar role in the NFL. The Cowboys clearly want this type of player – a freakishly athletic box safety who can play everywhere on the field – and James fits the bill. He could potentially be ’s type player in Dallas.

If you’re drafting Derwin James in the first round, you’re most likely on his traits over his tape, but even his floor is relatively high and worthy of a 19th overall pick.

R2/50 – DAL: , , Iowa

With their second selection in the draft, the Cowboys find a new starting . Iowa offensive lineman James Daniels can play both and guard, and should be an immediate plug-and-play guy in the Cowboys’ zone blocking scheme. He is excellent blocking on outside zone plays, something which have become a staple of the Cowboys through the years.

R3/81 – DAL: , WR, Boise State

Cedrick Wilson is a 6’3″ wide receiver who simply makes plays. His size and length give him a presence which should take some pressure of , and his ability to create separation vertically would help him win the WR2 job in Dallas from day one. Wilson is a solid route runner and consistently created yards after catch at Boise State. He would be a welcomed addition to the Cowboys wide receiver room.

R4/118 – DAL: Kemoko Turay, EDGE, Rutgers

Rutgers Kemoko Turay is my guy, so when available in the fourth round, I had to take him. Turay is an explosive edge rusher who has the ability to be the WDE the Cowboys need opposite of . He’s a bit of a project, but he could provide excellent value in the fourth round for a team which needs pass rushers.

R4/136 – DAL: Kalen Ballage, RB, Arizona State

Like Wallace, Kalen Ballage made a name for himself at the 2018 . Ballage is a big and athletic , but his lack of college production worries scouts. What did he show in the Senior Bowl? Well, behind the right and with talent around him he can perform well. He’ll have that just in Dallas and can be productive as RB2/3 behind , playing in the role.

He is a good receiver out of the backfield, something the Cowboys’ has missed greatly since the departure of Dunbar.

R4/139 – DAL: Levi Wallace, CB, Alabama

Levi Wallace is a former walk-on at Alabama who earned a scholarship and ended up starting on one of the nation’s best defenses. Wallace has a skinny frame, but at 6’0″ he possesses the height of a good NFL corner. Wallace plays with refined technique in coverage and is an incredibly competitive player. He may not be a starter in Dallas, but they can afford to add more depth in the , especially depending on whatever happens with .

What do you think?


Written by 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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