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Dallas Cowboys 2020 7-round Mock Draft: Post NFL Combine Edition

Dallas Cowboys 2020 7-round mock draft prediction.

Well, the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine is officially over. The Dallas Cowboys and the rest of the league have a lot of new and useful information at their disposal. The most important of which are the medical reports completed in Indianapolis, but the drills performed there have their use as well. With that in mind, I thought it was the perfect time to do another 7-round Cowboys mock draft.

I thought I would do something different this go around though. I decided it would be more realistic if I shared with you what I would like to see happen in free agency before the draft gets here in April. I think it helps put things in a little bit better perspective, although not all that much since the Dallas Cowboys and I could see things very differently. But, at least it helps justify my selections a little better.

Let’s get started…

Free Agency Moves

  • Lock up QB Dak Prescott long-term
  • Tag WR Amari Cooper
  • Re-sign DE Robert Quinn
  • Re-sign CB Anthony Brown
  • Place tender on TE Blake Jarwin
  • Pay cut for DE/DT Tyrone Crawford
  • Sign DT Danny Shelton
  • Sign SS Karl Joseph
  • If/when reinstated, bring back DE Randy Gregory

LET’S DRAFT!!!

Round 1

Henry Ruggs III
Alabama, WR, Henry Ruggs III (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)

Henry Ruggs III, WR, Alabama

Adding Henry Ruggs III to the mix with Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup would make the Dallas Cowboys passing game an absolute nightmare for opposing defenses. His God-given speed and talent is a game changer, much like Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill. With so much work to do on the defensive side of the ball, the Cowboys are probably going to have to field a high-scoring offense to have any kind of success in 2020. Ruggs’ addition would help accomplish just that.

Round 2

Noah Igbinoghene
Auburn, CB, Noah Igbinoghene

Noah Igbinoghene, CB, Auburn

With Byron Jones and Anthony Brown both potentially leaving in free agency and Chidobe Awuzie and Jourdan Lewis entering the final year of their rookie contracts, the Dallas Cowboys absolutely need to address the cornerback position. Noah Igbinoghene is an ascending player still learning the CB position, although his background as a wide receiver and track star has put him on the fast track to becoming a top notch defensive back. He’s sure to have a few growing pains, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s one of the best CBs to come out of this draft class.

Round 3

Davon Hamilton
Ohio State, DT, Davon Hamilton

Davon Hamilton, DT, Ohio State

If you’ve read any of my previous work, you know DT Davon Hamilton is one of my “pet cats” in this year’s draft class. I love his ability to anchor the middle of the defensive line, something Dallas Cowboys haven’t had under the tutelage of former DC Rod Marinelli. With him gone though, I fully expect Mike Nolan to add some big bodied, space eating DTs to his front seven and Hamilton is definitely somebody he should target. Him being a force in the middle should help DeMarcus Lawrence, much like it did Chase Young and Nick Bosa during their time with the Buckeyes.

Round 4

Chase Claypool
Notre Dame, TE, Chase Claypool

Chase Claypool, TE, Notre Dame

Opinions will vary as to where Chase Claypool best fits at the next level, but I believe he could be a perfect move tight end in the NFL. He actually reminds me of former Green Bay Packers TE Jermichael Finley. They mirror one another as far as size and skill set is concerned, but Claypool is definitely the faster and more athletic of the two. He needs time to develop and learn the TE position, but he would be a fantastic mismatch against smaller DBs and a much-needed red zone threat as a rookie.

Round 5

Geno Stone
Iowa, S, Geno Stone

Geno Stone, S, Iowa

Even though I believe the Dallas Cowboys will address the safety position via free agency (Karl Joseph), I decided to add some depth at the position anyway in Geno Stone. Stone is an underrated prospect in this year’s draft class, but he has the talent to develop into a starter in the NFL. He is at his best when he is playing forward and is an absolute heatseeking missile when he zeroes in on his target. I think he will be the next Kavon Frazier (core special teamer, reserve safety) to begin with, but he has the potential to be much more in a year or two.

Round 5 (Comp. pick)

Reggie Robinson II
Tulsa, CB/S, Reggie Robinson II

Reggie Robinson II, CB/S, Tulsa

Sticking with the theme to help upgrade the Dallas Cowboys lack of depth in the secondary, I decided to draft another cornerback in the fifth-round with the projected compensatory pick for Cole Beasley. Reggie Robinson II played CB at Tulsa, but I believe he may need to make a switch to safety at some point in the NFL. He has the size (6’1″, 205) and the physicality to make the switch, but in the meantime he could compete for a starting CB gig as a rookie. Worst-case scenario he provides much-needed depth and becomes a core special teams player.

Round 7

Cameron Brown
Penn State, LB, Cameron Brown

Cameron Brown, LB, Penn State

With the final of the Dallas Cowboys 2020 draft picks I decided to give the Cowboys some much-needed linebacker depth with the selection of Cameron Brown out of Penn State. I believe he can play all three LB positions and matchup with tight ends in the passing game as well. He needs to learn to play a little more under control, but he’s as physically gifted as any LB in this year’s draft class. His value early on will be on special teams though while he continues to develop as a player.

What do you think of this Dallas Cowboys 2020 7-round mock draft?

What do you think?

Brian Martin

Written by 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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  1. What about Randall Cobb, he wants to play for McCarthy? We would have 4 good wideouts vying for snaps. I think Chace Claypool decided to stay as a wideout, that would leave a big hole at TE.

    • If I can add Henry Ruggs III or one of the other two top receivers (Lamb, Jeudy) I don’t know if I would bring back Randall Cobb. I think the money saved could be used to go after a starting caliber CB or DT. I wouldn’t be opposed to it though. And, Chase Claypool would pretty much be a WR if drafted by the Cowboys, at least to start with. They’re not going to send him out there as an in-line blocker. They’d use him more like the Giants do with Evan Engram. But, he also provides much-needed depth as a traditional X WR if something were to happen to either Michael Gallup or Amari Cooper. I just like the mismatch problems he creates as either a WR or TE and his ability to be a red zone threat.

  2. With the depth of WR in this draft, Address defense first 2 rounds, see what WR drops like Gallup in 2018 to 3rd round. Would love a trade back in the 1st round to get more picks, hopefully another 3rd round pick. Then go CB, DL & S if not addressed in FA

    • Why not go ahead and draft a true game changing, blue-chip WR and address the defense later? For me, it all depends on who’s still on the board. I’d really have a hard time passing up one of the top WRs if they’re still available at 17. I’m not completely sold on some of the defensive players who could be available there.

  3. Not sure Ruggs would still be there at 17, would be great pick if so. I would question two CB picks, especially if they sign Jones. Need run stuffer badly, so Hamilton would be Ok, but would love Fotu if available? Good mock overall.

    • And he may not be. But, if one of the top WRs slide to 17 I think the Cowboys would find it hard not to draft one of them.

      Think of it this way, the Dallas Cowboys don’t have a CB under contract after 2020. The need to address the position for not only this year, but for the future as well. That’s why I double dipped in this month draft.

      I actually like Davon Hamilton more than Fotu, but would be happy with either one.

  4. The Dallas Cowboys NEED To DRAFT A SAFETY In the First Round, and that being “Grant Delpit”…IF they are Not going to Make the Reported “SPLASH” of Moving Up – in Hopefully Drafting “Isaiah Simmons” and put Him at STRONG SAFETY – for Jeff Okudah or Javon Kinlaw. Karl Joesph has been an Underachiever since being Drafted by the Raiders, which is Why he is Available in the First Place. Still N Again, they DON’T take “Safety” a High Priority. And THAT NEEDS to STOP.

    • Safety is one of the most least valued positions in the NFL. I don’t think the Cowboys “need” to draft one early, especially with so many holes at other positions that hold a higher value. And I think Karl Joseph was missed used with the Raiders. I believe he will be a better fit with what the Cowboys are planning to do on the backend of their defense., But if not him, ha ha Clinton Dix makes a lot of sense.

  5. 1st, Dallas moving up would likely be beyond stupid as they have so many needs. Now trading back. . .that makes great sense to me.

    But having said that, Ruggs would definitely be awesome and would upgrade the WR room. And agree on Claypool. Think McCarthy can really make him work in his O.

    Given your FA projections, while I’d rather have McKinney long term, you have seriously upgraded Dallas’ D.

  6. I dont see Claypool lasting that long but would like to see that addition he is a great wr has great hands. For old schoolers aka Kellen Winslow type of te/wr

    • I don’t see Claypool as a top 100 selection based on his tape. I wouldn’t be surprised if somebody draft him earlier though. He’s right outside my top 100 and should be there for the Cowboys and the 4th based on my personal rankings.

  7. I don’t believe Karl Joseph is that good to where we pass on a top safety in the 1st or 2nd round!! Even if we signed somebody like Karl Joseph I’d still use my 1st pick on Xavier Mckinney!! And get a good slot receiver in the 2nd or 3rd round!! I like Ruggs, but I’d still rather have Xavier Mckinney!!

    • I just don’t see the value of drafting a safety in the 1st-round. It’s one of the least impactful positions in the NFL. There are very few difference makers at the position and I don’t believe Xavier McKinney is one of them. The only way I take a safety is of my board is wiped out or in a trade down situation.

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