Dallas Cowboys Seven Round Mock v3.0


Mar 29, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback

Tony Romo

(middle) , head coach

Jason Garrett

(left), and tight end

Jason Witten

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So here it is, time for the Dallas Cowboys seven round mock v3.0. First, the rules. I used Fanspeak’s On The Clock again and did 5 runs using Matt Miller‘s board three times and Mocking the Draft’s twice. If there was a tie like there was in the first round I used CBS Sport’s board to break the tie. There were no trades, although I do think it is possible the Cowboys trade out of the first if no one is there they really want and acquire more picks. I used a consensus of who was available when it was my time to pick and based it on needs and who was there for the value. I was not going to reach horribly just to fill my next need. Instead I let the picks come to me. So sit back and enjoy!

Round 1 – Todd Gurley – RB – Georgia – The other pick that was an option was Marcus Peters, however he went to the Panthers on the tie breaker draft. The question on him is how will his ACL be after the injury. I think if he is there the Dallas Cowboys can afford to go after him and add him to the stable they have and feel good they don’t have to rely on him solely. This is a pretty good RB if he is healthy and could be a feature RB for years to come.

Round 2 – Michael Bennett – DT – Ohio St. – The only other player that was close was P.J. Williams but he was gone 3 out of the 5 times before I picked. I went with a DT that can put some pressure on the QB. He has some issues with stamina, but I think he can work on that and be a force on the line. He has great moves, and if he could contain the ball carrier a little more he could be a total stud at DT.

Round 3 – D’Joun Smith – CB – Florida Atlantic – Look, the level of competition isn’t there, but the kid is kind of the perfect Cover 2 CB at this point. He needs to learn how to play closer to the line on his man, but that can be taught. He has 4.45 speed and a nose for the ball. The other option here was A.J Cann the Guard, I went with a bigger need.

Round 4 – Kyle Emanuel – OLB – North Dakota St. – This round was really bad to pick in, by the time it was time to pick there were a ton of positions that the Cowboys just didn’t need like Tackle and TE. So as I moved down the list a few guys Emanuel was sandwiched between two slow WRs. While he played at a smaller school, he already displays a ton of skills and adding him to the LB corps will be a good thing. He has the skills and motor, now he has to perfect them against better players.

Round 5 – Austin Sheppard – OT – Alabama – Sheppard looks like he could be a starter one day, however right now he would be a good swing tackle. The Cowboys need some depth on the OL just in case one of the starters fall. Sheppard has good hand usage and good footwork. He will need to learn some, but being a swing tackle would allow him to do so well. Another bad round as the WRs here were all possession receivers and not much available in terms of kick returners. Hopefully in the next few picks.

Round 7 – J.J. Nelson – WR – UAB – Finally a WR. Well, let’s be honest he is really small for a WR, but I think the fact he has a 4.23 40 and averaged 38.7 yards as a kick returner will make someone pick him in the 7th round. The Cowboys seriously need a returner and Nelson not only fits the role, but could find a career in it. He could be a 5th WR since he has the speed to get deep, but likely will need some work. He will start as a returner day 1.

Round 7 – Robert Myers – G – Tenn St. – Before you ask why would you take a G this late in the draft and expect anything from him, let me inform you on Myers. He already has so many of the tools you look for in a Guard. He has great hand placement and has an incredibly high football IQ. He drops to the seventh not because of where he went to school, but he needs to learn to move laterally better and understand angles better. He has the smarts and base skills and could be a steal when people look back on this draft.

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  • So there it is. I wanted to pick up a S, ILB, and maybe a DE, but the picks just did not fall that way. I think this is a solid draft that would allow the Cowboys some flexibility to do a few things on offense and defense. Let me know what you think below as usual and I will try my best to remember where players went if you want to know why I didn’t pick someone.