Dallas Cowboys Seven Round Mock Draft


Jan 23, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; General view of GMC Denali car with Dallas Cowboys logo at the NFL Experience at the Phoenix Convention Center in advance of Super Bowl XLIX between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

So it is that time of the year that I start the mock drafts for the Dallas Cowboys. I know this is the way too early one, but let’s have some fun with it, and hopefully we hit some of the needs the Cowboys have at this point. I am going to assume for now that the Cowboys will let Murray walk, which will adjust how I draft, just as I assume they will keep Dez. So for a little added twist, I will also try to pick a few undrafted guys just in case. Remember the Cowboys at this point do not have a 6th round pick but two 7th round picks from the McClain trade.

Round 1 – Michael Bennett – DE/DT – Ohio St. – I think I could have gone in a different direction as to player, but I think Bennett proved his motor and skills over the final three games in college. He has a really high motor, can play a 3 technique, and is a one man wrecking crew. Adding him to the rotation on the DL will certainly help this team a lot.

Round 2 – Arik Armstead – DE – Oregon – This is a huge man, he has great feet at 6’7” 296lbs and could be the pass rusher on the edge the Cowboys need. He has a lot of the tools to start right away and make a difference, and should get only better. This would be a great pick in the 2nd.

Round 3 – Josh Shaw – CB/S – USC – If he can overcome that crazy story that came out last summer he would be a steal in the 3rd round. He has some issues with not using his size fully, but that is teachable. He has a great eye for the football and adjusts really well. He might not be the fastest, but he has the size to go against just about anyone.

Round 4 – Chris Hackett – FS – TCU – I know they took Shaw the previous round but I see him more as an ideal nickle CB, which would free up Scandrick to play the 1 or 2. Hackett has a ton of skill and if he is there in the 4th he would be a great fit, and could even potentially be at least an upgrade at backup to Barry Church.

Round 5 – Ali Marpet – OG – Hobart – I know there are a lot of you asking who is this kid, what is Hobart, and why are we taking him in the 5th round. If you don’t know his name you should watch out for him. He was at the Senior Bowl and didn’t show any loss of skill against the Div. 1 guys. In fact not only did he hold his own he stonewalled a few guys. He might be raw, but in the 5th round he could surprise a lot of people.

Round 7 – Malcom Brown – RB – Texas – He doesn’t have the best speed, but what he has is great vision and patience. He fights for a lot of yards and would be a pretty good guy to add to the stable. I picked a RB so late as the Cowboys have Joseph Randle, Lance Dunbar, and in case you forgot Ryan Williams on the PS.

Round 7 – Evan Spencer – WR – Ohio St. – He might be there in the 7th and if he is, take him and smile. He isn’t the fastest, his routes are just okay, but this kid has heart and can block his tail off. He was able to take on two blockers numerous times at Ohio State, and we all know what Ezekiel Elliot was able to accomplish.

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Undrafted FAs:

First I am not going to list all of them, just a few guys.

Andrew East – LS – Vanderbilt – Let’s be honest L.P. Ladoceur isn’t going to be around forever. Even if he stays on this year he is getting long in the tooth and will need some rest. Get the best LS in this draft and at least allow him to take some reps in the offseason.

Jerry Lovelocke – QB – Prairie View A & M – He will be at the Dallas area draft invite day and will most likely be brought in. I haven’t seen a lot from this kid, but the fact he has the size and a decent arm should allow him to be brought in.

Sam Arneson – TE – Wisconsin – This kid has size and great hands. He is a really good player, strong leader and should be a late round or FA pick. He could prove to be a reliable TE and would fit well on this roster.

Dallas Lewallen – OG – Wisconsin – He doesn’t stand out in one area, but at the same time he doesn’t have a lot of flaws. He is consistent and sturdy. While he may not be a starter, but he would be a really reliable backup.

Kyle Woestmann – OLB _ Vanderbilt – Here is the thing about this kid. Many are looking at him as a pass rusher, so he might be a better 3-4 OLB. He can get to the QB and has pretty good speed. He would be a pretty good situational guy and a decent backup.

So there it is, a quick and way too early 7 round mock. Let me know what you all think.