Dallas Cowboys 7-Round Mock Draft: Defensive Makeover Time

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The Dallas Cowboys select…

Pick 40

Christian Barmore, DT


The Dallas Cowboys are developing two project players at defensive line already. The rookie Neville Gallimore and second year player Tyrsten Hill have both shown enough promise to think they could have a role in the rotation next year.

But if the Cowboys are intent on improving the worst DT unit in the NFL, they’re going to have to improve at the top of the depth chart. That means signing a proven veteran to anchor the unit and that means investing in a pedigreed talent.

For as talented as Hill and Gallimore look, neither have the ceiling of Christain Barmore. Barmore, a 6-foot-5, 310 lb, 4-star recruit from Alabama, has high end potential you want in a top-50 player. He’s big, he’s strong, and he’s breaking out as player at just the right time.

In just the past six games Barmore has two forced fumbles, five sacks, 5.5 tackles for loss, five hurries, and three deflections. He’s been a beast in the middle and could be that for the Dallas Cowboys as well.

Dallas needs players capable of playing 1-tech or 3-tech in Dallas. He has the penetration ability McClay requires from  his early IDL picks and he has position flex to serve a variety of different roles in both odd and even man fronts.

Since we don’t know what defense the Dallas Cowboys will employ next season, we’re going to target versatile and multi-skilled defensive players like Barmore.