The Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl victory over the San Francisco 49ers not only capped off the 2019-2020 NFL season, but it also set the draft order for the upcoming 2020 NFL Draft. With the draft order now set Draft Analyst Matt Miller released a full seven-round mock draft with all 255 picks, including projected compensatory ones. As far as the Dallas Cowboys are concerned, it’s a puzzling one.
Matt Miller’s 7-round Picks for the Dallas Cowboys
Round 1, Pick 17 – C. J. Henderson, CB, Florida
Round 2, Pick 51 – James Lynch, DL, Baylor
Round 3, Pick 82 – Van Jefferson, WR, Florida
Round 4, Pick 120 – Jason Strowbridge, EDGE, North Carolina
Round 5, Pick 165 – Geno Stone, S, Iowa
*Round 5, Pick 180 – Debione Renfro, S, Texas A&M
Round 7, Pick 232 – Reggie Robinson II, S, Tulsa
* denotes potential compensatory pick
I can personally get on board with Matt Miller’s first four picks for the Dallas Cowboys. C. J. Henderson fills a need at CB with Byron Jones and Anthony Brown both potentially leaving via free agency. James Lynch is an underrated pass rusher who has the versatility to play up and down the defensive line in either a 4-3 or 3-4 scheme. Van Jefferson is one of the best route runners in this year’s draft class and can immediately help replace Randall Cobb’s production if not retained. And, Jason Strowbridge is one of the more technically sound EDGE rushers and has the ability to kick inside as well. All of those selections make sense, but the last three are head scratchers.
Geno Stone, Debione Renfro, and Reggie Robinson are all safety prospects I’m honestly not all that too familiar with. Regardless, it seems a bit excessive to invest the Dallas Cowboys last three draft picks on the safety position. Renfro at least makes a little sense considering his connection to Maurice Linquist, the Cowboys new secondary coach. Butstill, why three? The only thing I can think of is he’s throwing spaghetti at the wall to see what sticks. It’s either that or he simply wasn’t paying attention to what he was doing. I think it’s the latter because Reggie Robinson was a CB at Tulsa.
I think I’d have to give Matt Miller’s selections for the Dallas Cowboys in this particular seven-round mock draft an incomplete grade. Like I said, I can get on the board with his first four picks, but after that I’m puzzled with what he was trying to accomplish.