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Final 2020 Dallas Cowboys 7-round Mock Draft Prediction

Final 2020 Dallas Cowboys seven-round mock draft prediction.

Well, it’s been fun Cowboys Nation. Unfortunately, draft season this year will come to a completion tomorrow afternoon when the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft kicks off. That means no more Dallas Cowboys mock drafts this year, but hey…we can always start on 2021. It’s never too early to take a look at next year’s draft class, right!?

To say the 2020 draft season was an interesting one would be an understatement. The Coronavirus/COVID 19 pandemic threw a huge wrench into the process which has made scouting and evaluating this year’s draft class all the more difficult. It’s really going to be interesting to see how it impacts the things throughout NFL Draft.

But enough with all of that talk, let’s get to my final 2020 Dallas Cowboys seven-round mock draft prediction. I tried to select players who I’ve been able to confirm the Dallas Cowboys have “met” with whether formally, informally, or virtually. Below is what I came up with…

Round 1, Pick 17 – Zack Baun, EDGE/LB, Wisconsin

Zack Baun
Wisconsin Badgers EDGE/LB Zack Baun

With C.J. Henderson and K’Lavon Chaisson likely gone, Zack Baun becomes the name I’m writing down on the draft card if I’m the Dallas Cowboys. Linebacker, EDGE rusher, special teams demon… Baun is a Swiss Army Knife type of chess piece the Cowboys can deploy in a variety of ways. He’s also a good insurance policy if Aldon Smith/Randy Gregory struggle if/when they’re reinstated and if there are any lingering issues with Leighton Vander Esch’s surgically repaired neck.

Round 2, Pick 51 – Noah Igbinoghene, CB, Auburn

Noah Igbinoghene
Auburn Tigers CB Noah Igbinoghene

Noah Igbinoghene is a wide receiver turned cornerback whose on-field play projects well at the next level. He’s still learning the intricacies of the CB position, but his athleticism and strength to alter routes in press coverage makes him an intriguing prospect. His rawness may keep him from becoming an immediate plug-and-play player as a rookie, but his ceiling is as high as any CB in the 2020 draft class. The added value he brings as a special teams player makes him well worth a second-round pick.

Round 3, Pick 82 – Bryan Edwards, WR, South Carolina

Bryan Edwards
South Carolina Gamecocks WR Bryan Edwards

Bryan Edwards is the only player in my final mock draft who I haven’t been able to confirm whether or not the Dallas Cowboys have shown any interest in. So the selection is based more on my admiration for Edwards as a player and how I think he fits in the Cowboys offense as a “big slot”. I love the size, physicality he would bring to the position and his versatility to play on the outside as well. I think he would be a perfect complement to both Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup.

Round 4, Pick 123 – Kenny Robinson, S, XFL

Kenny Robinson
West Virginia/XFL S Kenny Robinson

I thought about going with UCLA Bruins TE Devin Asiasi here because the Dallas Cowboys are supposedly infatuated with him, but Kenny Robinson is someone I have graded higher and plays a more “need” position for the Cowboys. He may have taken an unconventional path to get to this point in his career, but is range and instincts as a centerfield type safety are hard to come by. I believe he has a real shot at earning a starting job as a rookie.

Round 5, Pick 164 – Colby Parkinson, TE, Stanford

Colby Parkinson
Stanford Cardinals TE Colby Parkinson (Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports)

After passing up on Devin Asiasi a pick earlier, I decided to draft Colby Parkinson here. He is yet another Stanford TE to make his way to the NFL and could join former teammate Dalton Schultz in Dallas – who could be his main competition. I think Parkinson is pretty similar to what the Cowboys already have in Blake Jarwin, but I don’t believe that’s a bad thing. If Jarwin happened to get injured, Parkinson should be able to step right in and take over without changing the game plan.

Round 5, Pick 179 – Broderick Washington, DT, Texas Tech

Broderick Washington
Texas Tech Red Raiders DT Broderick Washington (Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports)

Broderick Washington was a late addition to the Senior Bowl as an emergency fill-in for Javon Kinlaw and took full advantage of his opportunity. He played multiple interior positions in odd and even fronts in his three years as a starter at Texas Tech, playing at least 70% of the defensive snaps each year. He’s a tough-minded DT with a nasty streak who competes with power and tenacity. He would add some much-needed depth as a rotational player as a rookie for the Cowboys.

Round 7, Pick 231 – Cohl Cabral, C, Arizona State

Cohl Cabral
Arizona State Sun Devils C Cohl Cabral

Cohl Cabral is a former offensive tackle turned center and as such has the versatility to play multiple positions along the offensive line. The Dallas Cowboys could definitely use more depth along the interior of their offensive line and Cabral would provide just that. He still needs to add a little more strength in order to hold up better at the point of attack, but there is enough to like about his skill set that should earn him a roster spot and backup role as a rookie.

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  1. Wow, there is only one guy in this list I was hoping for! With their first round pick, I would hope they would at least get somebody from this group:

    K’Lavon Chaisson, Henry Ruggs III, C.J. Henderson, Xavier McKinney, Kristian Fulton, or Javon Kinlaw.

    Second round – Noah Igbinoghene is a good pick. If not him then maybe Tee Higgins, Trevon Diggs, or Raekwon Davis.

    Bryan Edwards might be a decent pick, but I like Michael Pittman Jr., Jalen Hurts, or Cole Kmet at that point.

    • Chaisson is the next Taco Charlton, let someone else make that mistake. We need to trade back in the draft and get Trevon Diggs round 1.

      • I don’t know that Chaisson is a next Charlton, but I do believe there is quite a bit of risk involved when drafting him. I’m also not a big fan of Diggs. There are others CBs I like a lot better. I’d consider him at 51 though if he slides that far.

    • Count me out on Kinlaw and Fulton at 17. Kinlaw’s lack of production and injury concerns are too big of a risk for me. Fulton is a little overrated IMO. And I think Chaisson and Henderson are probably gone before the Cowboys are on the clock. I’d love to see them take Henry Ruggs though. His addition would make the offense really explosive.

      I like Higgins or Diggs in the 2nd, but I’m not a big fan of Davis’. I’m almost positive there will be other players better than Davis still on the board rated higher.

      I like Michael Pittman as well, but I don’t know if he makes it to 82 for the Cowboys. I think the same can be said for Kmet. And as far as Hurts is concerned… I don’t know how I would feel if the Cowboys drafted him that early. I think there will be other players there I like more, but he is a good developmental QB who is closer to Dak Prescott’s playing style then Cooper Rush.

    • I believe the league will allow Gregory and Smith play this season, so I would take Henderson or McKinney at 17, and also Pride at CB in the 2nd. Van Jefferson in the 3rd. Continue to pick up and cheap DE in the off season.

      • Henderson’s likely gone before the Cowboys are on the clock and I just don’t get the feeling they want to draft a safety in the 1st. I could be wrong though. I like Pride, but there are other CBs I think I would like better in the 2nd. In the 3rd I really like Bryan Edwards or Chase Claypool, but Van Jefferson would be my next choice. I don’t really like any of the DE options in the mid-to-late round. This isn’t the best DE draft class. That’s why I’m really hoping Randy Gregory and Aldon Smith pay off.

  2. I would like to trade down and get more draft picks probably 2 trades in the 1st and 1 trade in the 2nd and get the Cousin WR’S from Rhode Island Isaiah Coulter and Aaron Parker.

        • I’m still holding out hope for Trysten Hill and Connor McGovern, maybe Joe Jackson, before casting judgment on the Cowboys 2019 draft class.

      • I would also like use round 7 pick on QB Josh Love from San Jose State, I think he would out due Rush. I think Josh Love is hidden talent that is a 7th rounder/ RDFA.

          • I like Josh Love and James Morgan as QB’S. Get Jalen Hurts and people will find out Dak isn’t a problem and we would start out 0-3. Dak is better then people think. Qb’s are hard to replace. Dak is 4th in most total tds in first 4 years and up there with Marino and Wilson. If Dak doesn’t start it wouldn’t matter how we draft we would lose.

          • I’m not a real big fan of this year’s QB draft class. I’d rather bring in an undrafted developmental QB instead of using any draft capital on one.

    • I wouldn’t be surprised if they drafted more OL help in the first three rounds. Really just depends on how things fall when everything gets started.

      • I think round 1 Dallas will target WR’S/S/CB’S and edge
        Round 2 I think WR/O-Line/S or DT
        Round 3 QB/CB/O-Line or edge
        Round 4 QB/Edge/S/CB/TE
        Round 5 WR/QB/DT/CB/TE or edge
        Round 7 O-Line/WR/QB/CB/D-Line or RB

        • This is one year I have very little confidence saying I have any idea what position or player they could be targeting in any round.

    • Why do we need a lineup? We just drafted Connie McGovern last year who can play center and guard. I believe they will draft a lineman but late not round 1,2,3

      • New coaching staff, new way of thinking. They may not think the same about Connor McGovern as the old coaching staff did. But you’re right. They don’t really “need” to draft another offensive lineman early.

      • They going to be playing multiple fronts , Simmons can play outside and rush the passer or cover. He can out his hand down and go. He is most flexible defender on the board. If he falls to 10 they have to ho get him.

  3. Move back and draft Kenneth Murray. He’s the best player that no one is talking about. Just watch the tape. He’s better than Chaisson and can be had for a 25-30 pick. If not him then move back to the bengals picks and trade out 17 for their round 2-3-4 picks. Two picks in each of the first four rounds, excluding the 1st, will allow us to fill all the holes on this somewhat flawed team.

    • I really don’t think the Cowboys are on a draft a LB in the 1st. I really like Murray, but also have concerns about the way he was used at Oklahoma. There are other players I like better in that range.

  4. I cant stress this enough. With Simmons, Jaylon Smith, and LVE the Cowboys would have fastest and most athletic LB group in the league. Mike Nolan would able to be a virtual Dr. Frankenstein with these 3. All can rush the passer, all can cover, all can play run. The amount of pressure you will be able to put on opposing QB’S would be unprecedented. Tank Lawrence would thrive in this situation. You can pick up DB and DE in rounds 3-7, also a slot receiver. With the addition of Simmons this defense will be on the top 5.

    • I think Simmons is a pipe dream for the Cowboys. I really don’t see him making it out of the top 10, let alone getting past the Carolina Panthers.

      • for those of you dreaming of Simmons he wont be there at 17, he will be long gone. Murray is a perfect LB for todays NFL and the Cowboys would be wise to get him. Mckinney is another beast who has the skills to play multiple positions. And if they trade back get the center from Michigan and begin the fixing of our oline

  5. All due respect, I am not a fan of any of these picks. I have a strong inclination Jerry & Co. trade down, which I’m not against. However, given the picks we have to work with I’m hoping it looks more like-
    1.17 – Kristian Fulton CB
    2.51 – Antoine Winfield Jr S (fingers crossed)
    3.82 – Lloyd Cushenberry C
    4.123 – Tyler Johnson WR
    5.164 – Logan Wilson LB
    5.179 – Lynn Bowden WR/RB
    7.231 – Blankenship K

    • I think the Cowboys would like to trade down as well. This would be a good draft for the Cowboys. However, I think Cushenberry, Wilson, and Bowden get drafted earlier than where you have them slotted and I personally wouldn’t even consider Johnson before the 5th. Not hearing very good things about his attitude/work ethic.

    • Logan Wilson not fallen to round 5 more like round 2-3. Don’t need a center we drafted McGovern last year who can play center in round 3. So replace cushenberry with Logan Wilson and I like your mock

  6. Some good picks, but, IMHO, if i’m reaching a little in the first, I would draft a real DE, Yetur Gross-Matos.

    YGM, DE, Penn State. Plug and play, bigger and stronger to hold the point, yet can bend the edge to the QB AND play in space, insurance for Gregory and Smith going south!
    Jeremy Chinn, S, So Illinois. 6’3″ 220, position flex, great size, physicality, length, 13 TDs, good bloodlines- Uncle is Steve Atwater!
    Raekwon Davis, DT, Ala. 6’6′, 315, long, strong, tackling machine, 171 tackles, 18.5 TFL last three season!
    Tyler Biadasz, C, Wisconsin. Plug and Play answer to void at Center!
    Lavert Hill, CB, Michigan. Two time first-team All-Big Ten, 6 INTs, two pick six, 29 PD.
    James Proche, WR, SMU. 301 Rec., 3949 Yds, 39 TDs!
    Essang Bassey, CB, Wake Forest. Slot guy who can mirror underneath AND with 278 tackles!

  7. Correction to previous post- Chinn had 13 INTs, not TDs.

    More positives- 4.45 40, 41″ vertical, 138″ broad jump, 20 bench reps! Whoever gets this guy is going to be very happy, hope it’s the Cowboys.

  8. Excellent mock draft.

    My only comment involves the post draft process. The coronavirus is making player acquisition difficult, limiting physicals and in-person meetings. Consequently there will be a significant number of players who would be drafted in normal times who will now be passed over. This will result in a larger than normal group of undrafted players who may have great potential.

    I hope that the Cowboys recognize this potential and turbo-charge their post draft player evaluation process.

    • I think all it work itself out. The thing I’m most interested in seeing play out is how the Cowboys and the rest of the league go after undrafted players. I think teams could start contacting potential players who could go undrafted much earlier in the draft to try to get a deal in place.

  9. 1-Murray or McKinney
    2- Damon Arnette
    3-Matt Hennessy
    4-Devin Duvernay
    5-Hakeem Adenjii
    5- James Morgan
    7- Jamychal Hasty
    Would prefer we trade back just a few spots and add a pick or 2. But Kenneth Murray or Xavier McKinney would be excellent picks for our defense. Lee last year and LVE neck/back worries me. Haha is a 1 year fix and Woods is free agent next year. Both positions are big need along with Oline. Those are the 3 biggest needs. We lost all our oline depth, and we need to find our next left tackle to develop as smith heath is deteriorating. Arnette will compete for starting job this year and will be a dog for years to come. Hennessy will be a starting center in NFL, and duvernay would be a nice slot/return man. Morgan developmental QB with nice traits and hasty would give us depth and special teams help.

    • I like it, but if I’m being honest I would be really disappointed if they drafted Kenneth Murray in the 1st-round.

  10. Trade back, stay put, it’s a 50/50 call. If CJ Henderson and Chassion is gone and I know that several people would love to see one of the top WR’s. I have no problem trading back a few pics and picking up more draft capital. We can get an extra 2nd and possible extra 4th or 5th.

    • It seems everybody’s a fan of trading back, but nobody is able to say which players they are trading away from and what team they are trading back with. I like the idea, but those are two things we have to keep in mind.

    • Youre’ more than welcome to try your hand at one using, fanspeak, or Pro Football Focus’ mock draft simulators. Not all mocks are going to come out perfect. Good luck.

  11. I have done a lot of mock drafts myself for this season and I never chose an edge rusher or ANY LBs!! We don’t need any help at those positions!! We have way too many on the team as it is!! When I did my mock drafts I always chose Xavier Mckinney in the 1st round!! My mock draft would look something like this:
    1. Xavier Mckinney. S.
    2. Damon Arnett. CB.
    3. Kj Hill. WR
    4. Tyler biadaz. C.
    5. Lamar Jackson. CB
    7. Josh Love. QB

  12. I say pick up a QB and let Dak go. He has not proven to be the QB that deserves that king of pay. Get bbn us to a conference championship or a Super Bowl first.

    • Prescott isn’t going anywhere. The best you can probably hope for is if the Cowboys draft a developmental QB who can push him.

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