New Dallas Cowboys’ 7 Round Mock Draft: Surprise Risers and Fallers

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Oct 26, 2013; Fort Worth, TX, USA; Texas Longhorns defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat (44) sacks TCU Horned Frogs quarterback Trevone Boykin (2) in the first quarter of the game at Amon G. Carter Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Round 3

DE/OLB Jackson Jeffcoat


6’3” 247 lbs

The same player I reached on in the second round last draft, fell to me in the 3rd round. As previously stated in the 2nd round, all the top pass-rushers were off the board long ago.

Word is, the Cowboys really like Jackson and think he could be an immediate contributor to this team in a major area of need.

Jeffcoat may be a tweener without a true position but the local product (and son of Jim Jeffcoat) provides solid pass-rush skills and there’s always room for a pass-rusher.

Jackson is smaller than you’d like but he has a strong motor, quickness, speed, and proven track record. He will need to add weight and a few new pass-rush moves but should be at least a solid situational pass-rusher from day one.

More D-Line help in the 4th round…