Dallas Cowboys Mock Draft: Trade Down Scenario (7-Rounds)

Anfernee Jennings #33 (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
Anfernee Jennings #33 (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /
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K’Von Wallace (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)
K’Von Wallace (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images) /

Round 4 – Pick 123

K’Von Wallace – Safety – Clemson

There are many who think the Cowboys will go safety earlier than this, and that is possible depending on how the draft falls. This fell where we missed on McKinney, Davis, and Burgess in successive rounds. Wallace will add some right away with the ability to learn for a year or two to take over. He immediately helps the Cowboys special teams and contributes in 3rd downs in coverage.

Wallace is outstanding in zone coverage at safety and coming down into the box as he diagnoses plays in front of him. He sometimes takes awkward angles but plays the ball well and has a nose to make plays on it. He shouldn’t be asked to play in deep coverage in man-to-man situations or be the guy in high-point situations. However, he can come down and cover in the short areas or ball hawk in zone.

Wallace adds some playmaking ability to a defense that needs it and if used in sub-packages correctly could surprise with his abilities. He may never be the guy to fully take over at safety, but certainly adds depth and will make plays when needed. If he can get his angles down, he is a box safety with the ability to play deep half zone as well.