With the first week of free agency in the books, I thought it would be a good time to do another Dallas Cowboys seven-round mock draft. Things certainly changed around the NFL and it will surely have an impact on the upcoming 2020 NFL Draft in April.
For the Dallas Cowboys, they’ve had a pretty solid Week 1 of free agency. You of course may disagree after seeing Byron Jones, Robert Quinn, and Randall Cobb depart, but overall Dallas has filled several of the holes to their roster. Even if they don’t make any more moves the rest can be addressed via the draft.
With that in mind, I decided to turn to Draft Network’s mock draft simulator to see what I could do to help improve the roster.
Let’s take a look…
Round 1, Pick 23 – Jalen Reagor, WR, TCU
TRADE: Dallas Cowboys send 17 to New England Patriots for 23 and 100
Hello Randall Cobb replacement! With the board pretty much wiped out at 17, I decided to trade back and draft Jalen Reagor. He is someone you want to manufacture touches for due to his game breaking ability. He can be used out of the slot, as a gadget player, and as a return man as well. He should fit in perfectly with Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup.
Round 2, Pick 51 – A.J. Terrell, CB, Clemson
The Dallas Cowboys lost Byron Jones, re-signed Anthony Brown and CJ Goodwin, and signed Maurice Canaday in free agency last week. Add Chidobe Awuzie and Jourdan Lewis to the mix, and it looks like a pretty solid group sans Jones. I think they still need to draft a CB, which is where A.J. Terrell comes in. He has good size/length and should compete to be a Day 1 starter as a rookie.
Round 3, Pick 82 – Darrell Taylor, EDGE, Tennessee
Like the loss of Byron Jones, Robert Quinn’s departure via free agency leaves the Dallas Cowboys with a hole to fill. Randy Gregory is expected return, but it would be unwise to count on him being anything more than a bonus right now. With Darrell Taylor the Cowboys get not only an insurance plan, but someone who is as physically gifted as just about any EDGE rusher in the draft.
Round 3, Pick 100 – Jordan Elliott, DT, Missouri
The addition of Gerald McCoy in the first week of free agency was a pretty big upgrade to the Dallas Cowboys defensive line, but they shouldn’t stop there. They need more DT depth and Jordan Elliott would provide just that. He was moved up and down the defensive line during his time at Missouri and can do the same with the Cowboys. He would be a great rotational piece as a rookie.
Round 4, Pick 123 – Antonio Gibson, RB/WR, Memphis
Antonio Gibson is a bit of luxury pick here, but he was the highest rated player still on the board at this point in the draft. He is a versatile weapon on offense due to his ability to play wide receiver or running back and can help on special teams as a return man as well. The Dallas Cowboys could use depth in all of those areas. His value is his versatility.
Round 5, Pick 164 – Reggie Robinson II, CB, Tulsa
I decided to double dip at CB even though the Cowboys have five under contract right now, six if you want to count my first-round selection of A.J. Terrell. Reggie Robinson is a value pick at this point in the draft. His combination of size, length, and speed are worth developing. He would provide much-needed depth and be a core special-teams player as a rookie.
Round 5, Pick 179 – Dalton Keene, TE, Virginia Tech
The Dallas Cowboys may have signed Blake Jarwin to an extension, but in no way should they feel comfortable about their TE depth. Dalton Schultz has yet to prove much of anything, which is why I selected Dalton Keene here. He has Swiss Army Knife versatility and played in-line, in the slot, wingback, fullback, and as a personal pass protector.
Round 7, Pick 231 – Davion Taylor, LB, Colorado
The Dallas Cowboys got the band back together by bringing back Sean Lee, Joe Thomas, and Justin March-Lillard, but that shouldn’t exclude them from drafting another linebacker. Davion Taylor is one of the more athletically gifted LBs in this year’s draft class, but he’s extremely raw. He has traits worth developing, but in the meantime he will make his bones on special teams.