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Dallas Cowboys 2020 3-Round Mock Draft: Pre-Playoff Edition

The are one of 20 teams who now know where they are slotted to pick in the upcoming . The win over the in the finale not only knocked them out of the , but also locked them into the No. 17 draft slot barring some come April. That means draft season is finally here!

While many of you are just now starting to dip your toes into the draft process, I've been full go analyzing, evaluating, and ranking this year's draft class for a while now. Just this week I shared with you my Top 100 , where the Dallas Cowboys just so happen to have three draft picks as of now (17, 49, 81).

We may know where the Dallas Cowboys are supposed to pick in the first three rounds of the 2020 , but that could change between now and draft day in April. But for the fun of it let's pretend they stand pat and draft where they're supposed to. With that in mind, let's take a look at who I drafted for the Cowboys with their first three picks based on my own personal .

Round 1, Pick 17

Javon Kinlaw
South Carolina DT

Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina

The Dallas Cowboys may have drafted with their second-round pick in the just a year ago, but that doesn't mean they shouldn't target the position early in 2020 as well. I truly believe the game is won and lost in the trenches and unfortunately Dallas doesn't have a lot of firepower there on the defensive side of the ball. Hence my selection of Javon Kinlaw out of South Carolina.

Javon Kinlaw is currently ranked as the second-best interior in the 2020 draft class. I personally have him ranked as the 15th best player on my big board, which puts him right within striking distance for the Cowboys. At 6'6″, 310 pounds, Kinlaw is a big disruptive player who would fit perfectly in the middle of the next to Hill (hopefully).

Round 2, Pick 49

A.J. Terrell
Clemson CB

A.J. Terrell, CB, Clemson

I really wanted to go with a in the for the Dallas Cowboys, but I thought drafting Javon Kinlaw provided more bang for the buck. The Cowboys definitely need more CB depth with both and potentially leaving in , which is why I selected A.J. Terrell out of Clemson with their second-round draft pick.

A.J. Terrell is currently ranked as the 55th player on my big board, and as such is someone who I believe can come in and start right away as a rookie. He has the size (6'1″, 190) and the natural ability to be a really good player at the next level for a long time. He's at his best playing in a press and man coverage scheme, which could make him a natural fit opposite next year.

Round 3, Pick 81

Mekhi Becton
Louisville OT Mekhi Becton

Mekhi Becton, OT, Louisville

I know I'm going to receive quite a bit of flack here for selecting another offensive lineman for the Dallas Cowboys, but I believe it's time to find 's replacement. After all, he continues to miss games each season due to a nagging back and I also believe his play is starting to slip a little as well. That's why I selected Mekhi Becton out of Louisville for the Cowboys.

If the Cowboys can get Mekhi Becton in the third-round, I'd personally consider trading Tyron Smith to the in exchange for . That's how highly I think of Becton, despite currently sitting at 91 on my big board. I believe he can start from Day 1 at for the Cowboys. He is a big (6'7″, 329) blindside protector, but moves surprisingly smooth for a guy his size. He is also an absolute road grader in the run game.

What do you think of this Dallas Cowboys 3-round 2020 mock draft?

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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