New Dallas Cowboys’ 7 Round Mock Draft: All 11 Picks

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Oct 13, 2012; Dallas, TX, USA; Texas Longhorns defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat (44) looks to the sidelines during the game against the Oklahoma Sooners during the red river rivalry at the Cotton Bowl. Oklahoma beat Texas 63-21. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

We have to be realists don’t we? Jadeveon Clowney isn’t going to miraculously slip to the Cowboys at 16 or anything. To keep expectations realistic we used a Mock Draft Simulator through our friends at Fanspeak. We even ran the draft using player rankings from renowned NFL Draft Guru, Walter Football. We played this simulation by the book and things came out pretty darn well for the Dallas Cowboys.

Things looked a little rough at the start as Ealy, Donald, Pryor, Clinton-Dix, Mack, and Barr were all picked before the Cowboys went on the clock. The results left the Cowboys without a whole lot of options.

This draft simulation really earns its stripes as it progresses. Perfection? There is no such thing. That is why I’m calling this simply “successful”. The Cowboys addressed some major needs without reaching too much. They took advantage of bargains and found value, potential, and character in most cases. They balanced risk with safe and smart.

Follow with us through all 11 draft picks as we unveil what can realistically be seen as successful.

 

1st Round

DT Ra’Shede Hageman

6’6” 310lbs

Hageman has been a fan favorite of Dallas Cowboys fans this year. With Aaron Donald gone (along with Ealy, Mack, Clinton-Dix, Pryor, and Barr), the Cowboys are faced with a tough decision: Jernigan or Hageman.

Hageman has plenty of risk but also plenty of upside. Yes, he projects best as a 3-technique DT. Yes, the same position that was just filled by former Pro Bowler Henry Melton. But Melton is returning from knee surgery and is technically only locked in on a one year deal. Passing over a top talent in the draft (like Hageman) for a player who may never bounce back and maybe even gone in a year, is no way to run a draft.

Hageman’s talent and versatility will ensure he can find a spot on Rod Marinelli’s defensive line. Speaking of Rod Marinelli, both he and Stephen Jones have commented that they like the depth at 1 technique tackle this draft. One can assume they plan to address the 1 technique a bit later…

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Tags: 2014 NFL Mock Draft Dallas Cowboys Ed Reynolds Jackson Jeffcoat Ra'Shede Hageman

  • n0ble

    Thanks for the Copeland thing. He had such a good senior bowl and the kid is just a plain beast. I for one would love to see him here in Dallas.

    • Alex Darden

      Has a good story to.

  • David

    Hageman at 16??? I sincerely hope not. They would be better off trading back or going O-line.

    • n0ble

      Which will probably happen if Donald is gone.

  • Old Frog

    Was Zack Martin still available at 16? Was Su’a-Filo, Yankey, or Jackson available at 47? This mock seems contrived to go D line early when O line is just as viable. I do like the Reynolds pick in the 3rd, however.

    • Alex Darden

      Heard Yankey is freefalling down draft boards. Can’t move his feet. Not strong at the point of attack. Only saw him against Oregon myself and I thought he was driving guys. Now that I think about it though Oregon is somewhat of a finesse defense so that really doesn’t help his case.

  • Ashley Coonfield

    Thank you for someone finally talking about Ethan Westbrooks!

  • Alex Darden

    Might sound odd saying this but besides the fact that I’m in love with this mock (You know I’m pulling for Hageman, Reid!) I really like the Vereen kid. In the 7th to?! Had a great combine so I could see him goin before that unfortunately

  • Alfredo Martinez

    Great mock for my boys… BUT i want to say this: Hageman could be a great pick for da boys in a trade down with a 2nd aditional draft choice… Jeffcoat is a good DE but with healt issues, i could be happy with Scott Crichton and Morgan Moses OT from Virginia in the 2nd…In the 3rd i could take Trent Murphy De from Stanford, he is 6-6 and a sack machine…in the 5th round i m with a super speed WR from Saginaw Valley, Jeff Jennis…6-3, 4.4 in 40s.. An elite track speed…