Dallas Cowboys Mock Draft
Round One – Caleb Farley – Cornerback – Virginia Tech
Farley was a name that kept popping up right around the tenth pick. While some people might pick Patrick Surtain here, I feel Farley is a little better as Surtain does not really follow the number one receiver around like a true number one corner. There were some drafts both were gone and if that were the case I might try to trade out as the players left did not hold the value for the Cowboys.
Farley is a true number one corner and is an outside corner. Watching him, you can tell he used to play wide receiver as he has really good ball skills and understands the routes being run against him. He plays press and man coverage really well and it is his strength. He can play zone, but really thrives lining up man on man.
Where Farley needs some work is in run defense and tackling. He is a willing tackler, but his technique is fairly average. He does miss some tackles that I think he should be able to make, but his coverage more than makes up for it.
Round Two – Dillon Radunz – Offensive Tackle – North Dakota State
Radunz is one of those “Best Player Available” picks and may not be popular among fans, but is the right pick here. I really wanted to look at defensive tackle, but there just wasn’t one available at this point. Radunz was the highest rated player on the board and does fill a need. With Tyron Smith coming off a surgery and turning 30 and La’el Collins having the hip and reported weight issues, the Cowboys could need an offensive tackle sooner than later. Add in Cameron Erving being a free agent, Radunz could fill the swing tackle position and step right in if needed.
Radunz has a great first punch and his feet stay active. When Radunz gets his hands on a pass rusher he does really well to stand them up or turn them away. The questions will be the competition level, but Radunz has all the makings of a future starting left or right tackles. He does really well in both run and pass sets.