Dallas Cowboys 7-Round Mock Draft: Henderson/Kinlaw Pivot Point

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CHESTNUT HILL, MA – NOVEMBER 10: Cornerback A.J. Terrell #8 of the Clemson Tigers (Photo by Omar Rawlings/Getty Images) /

Round 2

CB, A.J. Terrell

6-foot-1, 190lbs

This is as need-based as it gets, but we’re fortunate there are a handful of attractive starting caliber cornerbacks expected to be available at this point in the Draft. It just so happens, Terrell is one of the best.

Terrell is an elite athlete capable of developing into a CB1 early in his career. Will he seamlessly replace Byron Jones. Of course not, only one man in this entire draft can predictably do that he may go in the top-5, but Terrell is a heck of a Plan B (or actually C since we’re waiting until the second round).

Terrell is long and skinny. He struggles in open field tackling and thrives in coverage. He’s not the blazer Henderson is but he’s not going to be left in the dust either. He’s scheme versatile and smooth in his movement. He has LCB written all over him.

A.J. Terrell looks like he could be a Day 1 starter on the Dallas Cowboys and will complement the bulkier Chidobe Awuzie well. If Terrell isn’t available, I’m keying in on Cameron Dantzler. Both are solid options here.

Notes: The top safeties are off the board at this point. I don’t see any way my beloved Antoine Winfield Jr makes it to Dallas in Round 2 and Kyle Dugger isn’t really an option for a Will McClay team (sadly). Some attractive receivers are on the board and will be tempting, but in such a receiver-rich draft, that will probably be the case every round.