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

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FORT WORTH, TEXAS – OCTOBER 26: Devin Duvernay #6 of the Texas Longhorns runs for a touchdown against Trevon Moehrig #7. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /

Round 5

WR, Devin Duvernay

5-foot-11, 204lbs

Devin Duvernay, the burner from Texas, is the Dallas Cowboys latest replacement for Dwayne Harris, Lucky Whitehead, and Tavon Austin. While the hope is he can develop into much more (like say…Randall Cobb but with game-breaking speed), we’ll be content just adding his field stretching ability to the lineup now.

At this point, Duvernay is an underdeveloped gadget man with 4.39 speed and game-breaking ability. In Year 1, he’s going to earn his paycheck running jet sweeps, screens, occasional Cover-2-beating go-routes up the middle, and in the return game. For as feisty as he plays, he can likely contribute on all special teams units, adding to his value.

DB, Javelin Guidry

5-foot-9, 188lbs

The fifth round is all about speed. Like Duverney above, Javelin Guidry is a track star turned football player. His 4.29 40-yard-dash puts him at the very top of the defensive back class. His athleticism and tenacity make him an instant star on special teams. But those same qualities add to his long-term potential on defense.

Guidry isn’t a disciplined defensive back so he’s going to need a lot of coaching to be a pro. He’s basically just gotten by because of his amazing speed. He’s a fun player to develop and could eventually be a nickel/dime inside cornerback or safety.

Both of these players have long-term potnetial but just as importantly they also have usefulness now. Both can contribute on Special Teams and Devin should be able to log significant snaps as an offensive gadget man.