Dallas Cowboys: Reviewing CBSSports’ Mock Draft


In CBSSports’ latest mock draft, the Dallas Cowboys are trading down.

With around two weeks left until the 2015 NFL Draft, this is the time of the draft season that becomes extremely idle. Almost every expert has their big board set. Even professional personnel in NFL offices have their boards set. That said, mock drafts start to surface across the web and the latest big-name site to release their newest seven-round mock draft is the CBSSports. Let’s see what the website had in store for the Dallas Cowboys in their latest mock draft.

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Round 1:

In the first round, CBSSports has the Cowboys trading down with the New England Patriots. From there, the website has the Cowboys selecting Malcom Brown out of Texas, who would likely be used a 1-technique in Big D. With this trade, CBSSports has the Cowboys picking up a fourth-round pick as well.

Grade: B+

Round 2: In need of a running back, CBSSports has the Cowboys selecting Jay Ajayi out of Boise State. If the Cowboys want to wait until the second round to address their running back position, Ajayi would be a great get. He’s a powerful back that has excellent vision and good acceleration skills to go with it. In Dallas’ zone-blocking scheme, Ajayi would flourish.

Grade: A-

Round 3: Besides the defensive line and the running back position, the Cowboys have to address their cornerback situation. Brandon Carr has been horrific and there are concerns over Morris Claiborne and if he can recover from his torn patellar injury. Because of that, CBSSports has the Cowboys taking Steven Nelson out of Oregon State. He doesn’t have great size and great cover skills, but he brings a type of swagger and competitiveness that would bode well in Rod Marinelli’s defense.

Grade: A

Round 4: Even though the Cowboys signed Greg Hardy this offseason, the defensive end position is still a need, which is why CBSSports has the Cowboys selecting Trey Flowers. Also, the Cowboys could use some another safety for competition purposes and that’s why Kurtis Drummond is also mocked to the Cowboys here as well.

Grade (for Flowers): B+, Grade (for Drummond): B

Round 5: Over the past few days, rumors have flown around that the Cowboys are heavily interested in Oregon State quarterback Sean Mannion.

That’s why CBSSports has the Cowboys taking Mannion in the fifth round. I’m not the biggest fan of Mannion, as his mechanics need a ton of coaching, but the Cowboys obviously see something in Mannion that could make him a player and perhaps Tony Romo‘s successor.

Grade: B-

Round 6: No pick.

Round 7: To round out the draft, CBSSports has the Cowboys taking wide receiver Deontay Greenberry and offensive tackle and guard Tayo Fabuluje. Greenberry is raw, but he’s the body and the catch-radius to excel in the NFL. Fabuluje is a local product and his versatility would fit well in Dallas, as they could use some depth at the guard and tackle positions.

Grade (for Greenberry): B, Grade (for Fabuluje): A-

Overall, I wouldn’t be upset with this draft at all for the Cowboys. Despite that, I don’t believe many of these players will be available when CBSSports has the Cowboys selecting them. There will be a ton of mock drafts from now until the draft, but this one should not upset Cowboys fans at all.

To view the mock draft, click here.

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