The draft position has been set for this Dallas Cowboys mock draft…
After months of speculation, the Dallas Cowboys finally know their spot in the draft order: Pick 10. While not as high as many hoped, something can be said for the Dallas Cowboys resilience down the stretch and ability to win three of their final four games of the season.
Even with the surge, the Cowboys are still picking in the top-10 in the 2021 NFL Draft. With as many as four QBs going in the top-10, Dallas could still find a trade partner that wants to move up to snag the last remaining “franchise QB” in this draft (likely Trey Lance). If Dallas can seize that opportunity, they could find themselves in position to pick up an extra one or two picks in the top-100.
In this draft scenario the Dallas Cowboys trade with the Chicago Bears. Dallas moves back to Pick 20 and gains an extra 2021 second rounder and a 2022 third rounder.
Dallas Cowboys Pick 20
Jaycee Horn, CB
The Dallas Cowboys need to invest early in the cornerback position. They stand to lose starter Chidobe Awuzie and reserve Jourdan Lewis in free agency this winter and need a plug and play starter to replace them.
In this scenario, Caleb Farley was off the board at Pick 10 so rather than reach on Patrick Surtain, they traded back, snagging a couple extra picks and moving back to a spot where the value makes sense.
Jaycee Horn’s stock has been on the rise all season. The South Carolina cornerback has been one of the premier prospects in this draft class and could ultimately be the best in the class. Standing 6-foot-1 205lbs, Horn is the type of big-bodied, long corners the Dallas Cowboys covet on the boundary.
Horn thrives in man coverage and can physically match-up against just about anyone (including TEs). He’s smart and instinctual. Sticky in man coverage Horn has true No. 1 CB ability and would be one heck of a partner to Trevon Diggs on the opposite side. He’s rated as my No. 2 CB in the draft.