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

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Round 5 – Pick 179

Colby Parkinson TE – Stanford

One of the pre-draft visits/interviews makes an appearance here in Colby Parkinson. The Cowboys could use another tight end and Parkinson is someone that offers some versatility at the position. He is a great receiving tight end who has the ability to run the seam routes and get up-field on teams. Wide receiver or corner are again possibilities but Parkinson is someone the Cowboys like and is valued in the fifth.

Parkinson has the ability to catch everything thrown at him and can get up the seam really well. He is a mismatch for smaller corners and he can split out if needed to add another weapon on offense. He played all over in Stanford’s offense and while his route running isn’t perfect, has shown the ability to be a valuable asset in the passing game.

Parkinson will need work in-line and as a blocker, but for depth he adds a lot to like for a team looking for as many weapons as they can get on offense. Parkinson is a willing blocker, so with some strength and technique should develop into a starter.

Round 6 – Pick 213

Lamar Jackson – Cornerback – Nebraska

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One thing the Cowboys need is playmakers in the secondary. With a revamp this offseason more corners are smart to add. Jackson is a developmental corner who has all the size and traits you could want for an outside corner. He may not contribute right away, but could develop into an eventual starter if patient.

Jackson is a massive corner that can man up against bigger receivers and has the speed and footwork to match up in press coverage. He needs work in zone coverage and doesn’t recognize plays quickly when asked to diagnose and not use his talents staying on the hip of a receiver. He has a good nose for the ball and has everything you can’t teach to a player.

Jackson needs a lot of work, but the tools are there and he looks the part of an NFL corner. If he can improve his diagnosis and run support could be a steal in a year or two. He is a guy you stash on the practice squad or at the back end of the roster and use him in specific roles as he learns.