Dallas Cowboys Mock Draft
Round Five – Jaelon Darden – Wide Receiver – North Texas
While a lot of people will wonder if wide receiver is a need, but at this point Darden was the “Best Player Available”. Darden runs really good routes and has the speed to take one to the house anywhere on the field. He can line up all over the field to create mismatch issues to include in the backfield. He holds good value in the return game and would allow Lamb to just focus on being a wide receiver.
Darden is a little thin and I would not want him as my starting outside wide receiver for more than a few plays here and there. He can get pushed off the line as he needs to add the strength, but his route running and savvy helps him a lot in this regard. Get him the ball and just let him make plays.
Round Six (1st Pick) – Deommodore Lenoir – Cornerback – Oregon
Lenoir is a corner who can play both inside and out, but I think at the next level his skillset is better suited for the slot right away. Lenoir is better in zone coverage than he is in man coverage, but does well to get a punch in when asked to play press. He is a smooth corner who sinks his hips well and can cover the shifty slot style wide receivers.
Lenoir could step in and fill either the Jourdan Lewis or Anthony Brown role as I don’t know if the Cowboys keep one or both. Lenoir will have work in diagnosing plays quicker and adjusting. He needs to do a little better in run support, but is willing to take on the running back, he just has to wrap up better.