In this mock draft we discuss the C.J. Henderson/Javon Kinlaw pivot point and it’s trickle-down ramifications on the outcome of the entire Dallas Cowboys draft.
Javon Kinlaw was one of Cowboys Nation’s first great loves this 2020 draft cycle. The 6-foot-5, 312lb physical freak could instantly be a difference-maker for a team like Dallas Cowboys. The only problem was, other teams saw it as well.
This led many draft experts to believe Kinlaw would be long gone by the time the Cowboys went on the clock at pick 17, and Dallas would be wise to turn their attention elsewhere. In my first mock draft I stated my disbelief Kinlaw would be available. I opted for a cornerback named C.J. Henderson instead.
What seemed like a reach to many at the time, ended up being the complete opposite once the NFL Combine concluded. C.J. Henderson lit the combine on fire and rocketed up draft boards. So much so that he seems like a long-shot to survive until pick 17.
Javon Kinlaw, on the other hand, is moving in the opposite direction. Injury questions combined with some other combine standouts seem to be pushing Kinlaw back into Dallas’ territory. And until some definitive answers are found regarding his knee (he checked out well recently but he has a fairly deep medical history), Kinlaw could fall right into Dallas’ laps.
If all of that happens, it’s sure to have a trickle-down effect on the entire Dallas Cowboys draft. We explore that today.