Dallas Cowboys 7-Round Mock Draft: Version 2.0

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Round 2: Tevin Coleman, Running Back, Indiana

I’m a huge fan of drafting Todd Gurley in the first round, but if his knee checks, which it reportedly will, it’s basically a known fact that the Georgia product will go before the Cowboys are on the board. If that happens, I don’t expect the Cowboys to select Melvin Gordon, mainly because he’s more of a spread running back, while Gurley or Tevin Coleman are ideal fits for a zone-blocking scheme.

At Indiana, Coleman was a bit of a workhorse, but he’s so dynamic. He’s ridiculously strong and he has great breakaway speed. The Cowboys seem to be happy with Darren McFadden, but Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas still reported that the Cowboys are likely to address the running back position in the first two rounds of the draft.

"Running back will be in the mix in the first two rounds if not the first three. They need defensive help at every level at this point, so you’ll see them look heavy at defense, but they need a runner too. At least at this point they do. Heck, I wouldn’t rule out another offensive lineman either."

Knowing this notion, as well as the fact that the Cowboys have already had a pre-draft visit with Coleman, it’s no secret that they have interest in Coleman. The Indiana product is a player that can walk in day one and carry the football 20 times a game. I don’t want to draw conclusions, but when I watch Coleman, I see shades of DeMarco Murray.

Next: Round 3: Grady Jarrett, Defensive Tackle, Clemson