Cowboys News App [Android]

Dane Brugler’s Mock Draft 2.0: The Dallas Cowboys Select…

On Tuesday, The Athletic's Dane Brugler released his NFL Mock Draft 2.0 and made some questionable selections for the with their first two picks in the . It's not so much the players he selected, but the ones he decided to pass over.

Since you may or may not have a subscription to The Athletic, I thought I would share with you Brugler's selections for the Dallas Cowboys and let you decide for yourself if you like his picks or not. Let's take a look, shall we!?

Round 1, Pick 10 – OT Rashawn Slater, Northwestern

Rashawn Slater
Northwestern OT

“Many fans will disapprove of any pick that isn't a defensive player, but the Cowboys' woes were a consistent theme all season. Not only does Slater have NFL-ready talent, he offers the versatility to play or , giving the Cowboys much-needed flexibility.” –

I personally don't have a problem with Dane's rationale of drafting Rashawn Slater with the 10th overall pick for the Dallas Cowboys. Dallas' offensive line was a mess last year and it can be laid directly at the feet of and missing the majority of the season. Smith particularly is a bigger concern considering his inability to stay healthy. The Cowboys need to find his replacement sooner rather than later and Slater could definitely be that player.

The only problem I have with this pick is the fact Dane passed up on CB , Gregory Rousseau, LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, and CB . I have no doubts any one of these players would immediately upgrade the Cowboys . Would Slater do the same? Would he replace Tyron Smith or La'el Collins? These are the kind of questions Dallas would have to know the answers to before considering drafting another first-round offensive lineman.

Round 2, Pick 44 – S Trevon Moehrig, TCU

Trevon Moehrig

“The last time the Cowboys drafted a in the first two rounds was when they took in 2002, so Moehrig would go counter to the organization's drafting . But he would give Dallas a much-needed upgrade over .” – Dane Brugler

In the with the 44th overall pick Dane Brugler chose to go with Trevon Moehrig for the Dallas Cowboys. Safety is definitely a need and Moehrig was the first one off the board in Dane's . He is exactly the kind of versatile/interchangeable safety needs in his and would pair nicely opposite at free safety.

Of the players still left on the board I believe Trevon Moehrig was the right pick for the Cowboys in the second-round. It was either Moehrig – the top-ranked safety by many – or the third or fourth rated player at any other position, including CB and DT. It's a simple way of looking at things, but that falls in line with the “best player available” approach while also filling a position in need.

Depending on what the Cowboys do in I wouldn't have any problem whatsoever if Rashawn Slater or Trevon Moehrig were Dallas' first and second round picks in the 2021 . Slater would ease any concerns about Tyron Smith's availability in the future and Moehrig would without a doubt upgrade the . The only thing left to do would be to find another starting caliber CB and DT, which could be done later in the draft or through free agency.

What do you think of Dane Brugler's picks for the Dallas Cowboys?

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.

COntinue Reading


Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

> Join our team...

-- COWBOYS ANDROID APP --Free Dallas Cowboys News App for Android