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Latest CBS Mock Draft Predicts Zion Johnson To The Cowboys

One of the biggest needs for the is their 's interior. Accordingly, Sports currently predicts Boston College's going to the Dallas Cowboys with the 24th selection.

Dallas made a playoff appearance but was unceremoniously eliminated in the round, failing to make any noise in the process. If the team hopes to make another postseason run next season, they'll need to remedy what is currently ailing them. Drafting Johnson would aid in not only pass protection (33 given up in 2021) but would also help to establish a more dominant run game.

Why should the Cowboys target Zion Johnson?

Selecting at 22 likely puts them out of reach for Northern Iowa's , so picking up Johnson is a nice consolation. In reality, Johnson makes more sense since the position is a bigger need. That's due to being an unrestricted and likely not being the long-term answer either.

CBS's justification for the pick also mirrors the aforementioned logic: “Dallas needs to start considering the future of its offensive line, and the selection of Johnson goes a long way toward stability. Johnson offers guard- versatility at the next level and has even shown he is capable of playing in a pinch.

Johnson's impressive outing at the this weekend will improve his draft stock as he's currently the seventh-ranked interior lineman, according to CBS. Witnessing Johnson show up barefoot to do his bench press, you knew he meant business. Those who were present witnessed a remarkable 32 reps for the potential future Cowboy.

The rest of his combine performance was rounded out by a 5.18 time in his 40-yard dash, a vertical jump of 32 inches, and a 7.38 time in his cone drill. If does indeed go with Johnson in the , he could then target a or a in the , an optimal scenario.

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VAM

Looks like a real good player, would not mind at all. Boston College has a knack for producing good O-linemen.

BTW, in 2021, Cowboys gave up about 2 sacks per game, Bengals gave up 3.5 per game and went to SB.

Chuck Wright

Dallas can stand pat at #24 and take BPA. Johnson is an excellent option. So is the Ga LB if he falls or one of the WRs.

gary b

Depending on how the draft falls and who is available, I would go OL in the 1st round (especially Guard) unless the good ones have been taking, then would turn to DL or LB. J Davis is the DT I want, but after blowing up at the combine, he’s a pipe dream at this point. I like the two LBs Dean and Lloyd and DE isn’t out of the question if the right one falls to them, and their other preferred players are gone.

I wouldn’t take a WR in the 1st. It’s a deep draft for them and we could get a good one in the 2nd. Though again, the focus should be OL/DL/LB first.

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