Dallas Cowboys Complete 7-Round Mock Draft (The ‘Boys Trade Back)

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports /
3 of 8
dallas cowboys
Brett Rojo-USA TODAY Sports /

Dallas Cowboys Draft

Round 2, Pick 42

SAF, Trevon Moehrig

It’s time to address the first round trade. The Dallas Cowboys swapped picks with the Atlanta Falcons in this mock draft but it could really be a handful of teams between 8-14 who are eager to trade up for a crack at a franchise signal caller.

In this situation, Dallas moved back six spots and snagged Atlanta’s 42nd pick and next year’s third rounder. The extra top-50 pick allowed Dallas to address an extra need since top-50 players are generally expected to be of starting ability in their rookie year.

While Leatherwood was a luxury at Pick 36, Moehrig is an immediate need. Dallas needs to find two starting safeties this offseason (Woods is gone and Donovan Wilson is best as a rotational 3rd SAF).

The TCU safety is a centerfield type safety who can survive left alone in the deep middle. While Dallas doesn’t rely on the single high look as much as before, it’s still a key component of their defense and arguably the hardest spot to fill in the secondary.

Like Trevon Diggs and Caleb Farley, Moehrig is a natural ballhawk and playmaker. He plays with instincts you can’t teach and won’t lose confidence as he adapts to the NFL. He’s great piece to build around and one of, if not the, best SAF in the class.