Dallas Cowboys 7 Round Mock Draft Using Mock Draft Simulator

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Jan 1, 2014; Orlando, FL, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks quarterback Connor Shaw (14) looks downfield to pass in the second quarter against the Wisconsin Badgers in the Capital One Bowl at Florida Citrus Bowl. Mandatory Credit: David Manning-USA TODAY Sports

Round 7

QB Connor Shaw South Carolina

Shaw is somewhat of a darkhorse in this draft. Yes, he just posted the top 40 time of the combine but that’s not why he’s the pick here. He’s fast but he’s not a running QB. He uses his speed to buy time to make a play. Sound familiar?

In much the same way Romo sneaks around in the pocket (often for survival), Shaw could do the same. He’s not quite as accurate or powerful as Romo, but in case Romo missed time, Shaw is the kind of kid who could slip right in and the Offense wouldn’t need to drastically change (from a protection standpoint).

Shaw is a likeable high character leader. He is accurate and shifty. Standing at only roughly 6 feet he will struggle to pass out of a tight pocket. I have a 6th round grade on him and was hoping to see him make it to round 7. Glad he did.