In the latest 7-round mock draft, the Dallas Cowboys address most of their major needs and add a few luxuries along the way.
The Dallas Cowboys have some very significant needs to address next month in the NFL Draft. With minimal productivity in free agency, the Cowboys have seen far more departures than arrivals making the NFL Draft more important by the day.
Since the receiver market effectively tanked, the Dallas Cowboys were able to re-sign long-time No. 2 receiver, Terrance Williams. In addition, they brought back the promising, but inconstant, Brice Butler on a low cost 1-year deal.
Because of this, receiver is no longer considered the critical need it once was. As such, drafting a player capable of starting is no longer needed. But where one need was put to bed, another was awoken, when starting right tackle, Doug Free, announced his retirement.
As we stand now, the Dallas Cowboys have two glaring priorities to address:
- Defensive back
The search for pass-rusher is nothing new. Loaded with defensive tackles and base ends, the Cowboys still lack that true pass-rusher who can turn the edge from the right side (RDE). Finding one in this edge-rusher-deep draft is a realistic possibility.
Despite the constant need at RDE, The secondary has suffered the most significant losses and require the most attention. Last year’s starters, cornerbacks Brandon Carr and Morris Claiborne, are now gone, as is starting safety Barry Church.
Once again, I will be using Fanspeak’s Mock Draft simulator. I ran through one time and did not cherry pick selections from multiple run-throughs. This is 100% honest and any bargains that fell, did so organically just like in a real draft.
Where will the Dallas Cowboys start? Let’s take a look at the potential star that fell in round 1.