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Dallas Cowboys 2020 7-round Mock Draft: Post-Super Bowl Edition

Who will the Dallas Cowboys select the 2020 NFL Draft?

Well, the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl victory over the San Francisco 49ers officially put a stamp on the end of the 2019-2020 season. All in all it was a rather disappointing year for the Dallas Cowboys, but there is a renewed optimism surrounding this team heading into the future. It’s that future I want to take a look at today.

With the future in mind, I thought I’d go ahead and attempt to predict what the Dallas Cowboys 2020 NFL Draft could look like in my latest seven-round mock draft. Let me know what you think in the comment section located at the end of the article and feel free to share your mock drafts as well.

Round 1

Grant Delpit
LSU S Grant Delpit

Grant Delpit, S, LSU

Maurice Linquist, the Dallas Cowboys new secondary coach, apparently wants “ballhawks” at the safety position. Well, there’s not another safety in the 2020 draft class with the same kind of range and ball skills as former LSU Safety Grant Delpit. Delpit is fluid in coverage and his rare blend of skills might be exactly what Linguist is looking for. The only knock on his game is his inconsistency as a tackler, but fortunately that’s something Linquist emphasizes as a coach.

Round 2

Noah Igbinoghene
Auburn CB Igbinoghene

Noah Igbinoghene, CB, Auburn

Noah Igbinoghene is a cornerback Dallas Cowboys fans might want to get more familiar with. The 5’11”, 200 pound former Auburn Tiger could end up being one of the best CBs to come out of this draft class. His athleticism and elite coverage skills jump out on film. It’s easy to see why he was recruited to Auburn for both track and field and as a wide receiver. It took two seasons at WR before he found his true calling at CB and he’s been on the rise ever since.

Round 3

Adam Trautman
Dayton TE Adam Trautman

Adam Trautman, TE, Dayton

The Dallas Cowboys have shied away from drafting small school prospects over the years, but they may want to make an exception for Adam Trautman. He proved at the Senior Bowl, both in practices and in the game, that he is more than capable of being a starting caliber TE in the NFL. I believe he is one of the few complete TEs in this year’s draft class and could challenge for starting job as a rookie. I’d personally let him and Blake Jarwin battle it out to be the Cowboys TE1.

Round 4

James Lynch
Baylor DT James Lynch

James Lynch, DT, Baylor

James Lynch is one of the most underrated pass rushers in the 2020 draft class. He played as a 3-4 defensive end at Baylor, but I think his future in the NFL is at defensive tackle. His tenacious play and nonstop motor would make him an excellent 3-tech in the Dallas Cowboys 4-3 scheme. But if Mike Nolan wants to give some 3-4 looks, Lynch has ability to play the 5-tech as well. I believe he is a versatile chess piece that could be moved up and down the defensive line.

Round 5

Quintez Cephus
Wisconsin WR Quintez Cephus

Quintez Cephus, WR, Wisconsin

Watching Quintez Cephus’ film gives me Michael Gallup vibes. Both receivers are nearly identical in size and play with the same kind of physicality. In any other year Cephus would likely be drafted a round or two earlier but will likely to slide due to the depth of the WR draft class this year. He was utilized all over the formation at Wisconsin and could do the same with the Dallas Cowboys. I think he would fit in perfectly with Gallup and Amari Cooper as the WR3.

Round 5 (Comp. pick)

Cameron Brown
Penn State LB Cameron Brown

Cameron Brown, LB, Penn State

Right now only Jaylon Smith and Leighton Vander Esch are the only proven linebackers on the Dallas Cowboys roster. They could definitely use some more depth at the position and Cameron Brown is a versatile player capable of playing all three LB spots. He was used all over the defense at Penn State, even split out in coverage, which is arguably his best trait. I can see a specific role in mind for him as a rookie, quite possibly matching up against athletic TEs in the passing game.

Round 7

Tyler Bass
Georgia Southern K Tyler Bass

Tyler Bass, K, Georgia Southern

With the Dallas Cowboys final pick in the 2020 NFL Draft I decided to select a kicker to solidify the position for years to come. Tyler Bass isn’t receiving the same kind of attention as Georgia Kicker Rodrigo Blankenship, but he’s not only just as good, but might be better. He has a strong right leg, which he showed off at the Senior Bowl when he split the uprights on all four of his extra points and two field goal attempts, including a 50 yarder. He’s a weapon the Cowboys can definitely use.

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Brian Martin

Written by Brian Martin

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  1. Why would you get another receiver that is the same as Michael Gallup we need a legit Deep Threat a real burner did you not see the impact Tryeek Hill has on a defense I would go as far as taking Henry Ruggs with the 1st pick over Delpit because he would have a greater impact and then I would take Kyle Dugger with the 3rd or the 2nd pick

    • I’d personally love for the Dallas Cowboys to draft Henry Ruggs in the first-round, but I don’t think they will. I really wanted them to draft Mecole Hardeman last year because of his deep threat ability and versatility. I just don’t think they’re going to take a WR in the first three rounds. But, Cephus, like Gallup have a sneaky ability to slip behind the defense has deep threats. That’s why I wouldn’t mind pairing the two together with Amari Cooper. All three are capable of playing on the outside or in the slot, which adds a lot of versatility to the Cowboys passing game.

      I also really like Kyle Dugger, but the Cowboys haven’t drafted a small-school prospect since BW Webb. I don’t know if it’s been a change in draft strategy or they just haven’t liked any of the small-school prospects, but it doesn’t bode well for Dugger ending up in Dallas. I’d personally pull the trigger, but I don’t know if they will.

      • I agree with you on cephus. The dude was constantly getting open against the buckeyes very highly rated DB’s. To the point it was getting annoying as a buckeye fan. Lol. But like toy said he’s got that sneak factor.

  2. Brian,
    That’s a pretty good draft. I like the philosophy of BPA, but that will depend on what Dallas does in free agency. Definitely want to see us go after some “juicy, fat boys” <- (Tomsula quote) in free agency.

    Not knowing how we are filling in the holes, this draft is a good mix of need and BPA. You brought up “ballhawk” and Kyle Dugger strikes me as one. I hope that’s the criteria for each round – Is he a Ballhawk?

    I like Cephus and he is comparable to Gallup – So what? Gimme 2 Gallups all day long.
    Trautman struck me as a bully even coming from a small school. I think the Senior Bowl helped him realize he could play with the Big Boys. Dugger showed well and demonstrated the weaknesses of others (TE – Jared Pinkney)

    • I’d be surprised if the Dallas Cowboys didn’t sign a big DT in free agency.

      I think Kyle Dugger was mainly perceived as a strong safety before the Senior Bowl, but proved to be better-than-expected in coverage. I don’t know if that necessarily classifies him as a “ball hawk” though.

      There’s just so much I like about Cephus’ game and his fit with the Cowboys. He is definitely somebody I would pound the table for if I was in the draft room. And Trautman is very close to becoming my top-ranked TE this year. I think he could challenge for starting job right away.

  3. Why don’t anyone on the planet ever talk about field position????????? Like in a PUNTER?????? The cowboys need a PUNTER. I haven’t heard one person talk about how sorry the punter is. Chris Jones is dead last in the NFL in net yards. A long punt for him is 40 yards!!!! We need a PUNTER too geezzzzz!!!

    • I seriously started to go with a punter with the Dallas Cowboys last draft pick. I like Braden Mann at Texas A&M, but that’s mostly because I’ve seen more of him. If Chris Jones wasn’t under contract you might see more punters connected to the Cowboys.

  4. If that is how they pick it will be the worst draft in franchise history. DT is what they need. They need to draft the best DT they can get at both 1 and 3 technique. I like the Safety but not at the expense of a really good DT. They need offensive linemen more than they need WR and TE. They have one that is better than Witten and one who will do well when he gets more snaps. They can get a free agent back up or draft one late.

    • James Lynch is a DT, and an underrated one at that. And I don’t know what you’re talking about them needing offensive lineman. They have their starting five pretty much set in stone. As far as TE is concerned, Blake Jarwin is more of a big WR then TE. That’s why he could never surpass Jason Witten on the depth chart.

  5. Nice mock! I really like Delpait but after watching the Super Bowl and to an extent the Conference championships, I didn’t see any of the league’s top DBs. I did see a lot of freakish athletic defensive linemen making plays in Bosa, Armstead, Chris Jones and some playmaking, speedy WRs. So I’m torn between DT and WR. I’d like a disruptive force in Javon Kinlaw or Henry Ruggs’ elite speed and playmaking ability, that would be tough to find in rd 2 or later. Either of these options would probably force us to patch up the safety pos in free agency.
    So many needs, not enough picks…

    • I’d love to add Henry Ruggs to the Cowboys offense, but I just don’t see them going that direction. And, I don’t know if Kinlaw will make it to the Cowboys at 17. But you’re right. Having a disruptive defensive front is probably more important than a talented secondary.

  6. I agree with the other comments. The defense needs some serious help as well as our Special Teams. In the 1st round, I would take either Kinlaw, Gallimore or Madabuke out of Texas AM. . I like the Lynch pick but in the 4th round. We need big bodies in the defensive lines. In the 2nd round, I would take Ashton Davis, the safety out of USC or Igbinoghene, cb out of auburn, In the 3rd. I would take either Fotu-DL out of Utah or Trautman-TE out of Dayton. In the 5th, I would take Mann-P and a linebacker. In the 7th, I would take Bass-Georgia Southern .

    • Kinlaw could be gone before the Cowboys are on the clock at 17 and both Gallimore and Madubuike are better as trade back options. I think James Lynch will be a 3-tech and believe the Cowboys will sign a big DT in free agency. I like everything else you said except drafting two special teams players. I think that’s overkill.

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