Cowboys – First Draft Pick in the #RattyMock


The Dallas Cowboys addressed the back-end of their secondary with their first draft pick in the #RattyMock.

Using a Google document and Twitter, I was able to create a mock draft, where 32 experienced writers are the general managers of their favorite teams. If you would like to view the document, click here. I took the difficult role of being the general manager for the Dallas Cowboys. We’ve gotten through about 60 picks in the community mock draft, but I’ve been one of the more active general managers, making two blockbuster trades in consecutive days.

With Adrian Peterson being reinstated by the NFL, I went out and made a trade with the Minnesota Vikings to bring him in. The trade details are below:

Even though I traded for one of the best running backs in the NFL, the fact of the matter is that I lost my second- and third-round picks in the process. That said, knowing that I needed to bring back those picks, I did something not many Cowboys fans will be happy about. Instead of standing pat with the No. 27th overall pick and selecting top cornerback Kevin Johnson, I decided to trade back with the St. Louis Rams to stockpile multiple draft picks. The trade details for that trade are below.

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By making the trade, I gave up my first-round pick, but it was best as I was able to pick up an extra second-round pick in next year’s draft and I was able to get back a few middle-round picks. However, the best thing about this trade is that I was able to move back in the second round and draft a player the Cowboys are extremely high on.

That player plays at a position that may not be seen as the biggest need, but all Cowboys fans can agree that they need better play from this position. The Cowboys lack a ball-hawking free safety, a guy that can create takeaways and play center field in Dallas’ Tampa Two defense. Insert Arizona State’s Damarious Randall and that’s the type of player you have. The Cowboys reportedly consider him the best safety in this draft class.

The combination of J.J. Wilcox and Barry Church wasn’t particularly bad in 2015, but both really are strong safeties. The Cowboys need a free safety in their defense and Church nor Wilcox is that player. Randall has problems tackling, as his technique needs work and he needs to put more on muscle, however, he’s the best cover safety in this draft class and he would be able to contribute immediately in Dallas.

Stay tuned in the #RattyMock, as I will be writing articles each day on the up-to-date information with the Cowboys in this Twitter community mock draft.

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  • Published on 04/22/2015 at 12:01 PM
  • Last updated at 04/21/2015 at 04:11 AM