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

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Nov 2, 2013; Lexington, KY, USA; Alabama State Hornets running back Isaiah Crowell (1) runs the ball against the Kentucky Wildcats

at Commonwealth Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

7th Round (1)

RB Isaiah Crowell

Alabama State

5’11” 224

Despite the 1st or 2nd round skill set, Crowell is a slight gamble even in round 7. First the bad news: he has an injury history that has affected his playing time in the past. Nothing major but it seems like there was always something. In addition, he has a failed drug test and felony charges (later dropped) for possession of a firearm. Not exactly the “right kinda guy”.

Read more about his troubled history here but in a nutshell, he seems like a good kid who learned his lesson and has since been on the straight and narrow.

For a seventh round flyer he is certainly worth a shot. He has great strength, speed, and agility. He can avoid a defender with dazzling cuts, he can outrun a defensive back, or he can steamroll a LB. He seems to have it all.

Crowell averaged 6.6 yards last season and may have done enough to make some teams overlook his character concerns. He has the ability to be starter in the NFL and could push for playing time on the Dallas Cowboys

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