Dallas Cowboys 7-Round Mock Draft
Round 2, Pick 42
CB Tyson Campbell
Regardless of how free agency goes, the Dallas Cowboys are prohibitive favorites to land a cornerback in the first two days of the NFL Draft. They are locked in on one side with last season’s second round pick, Trevon Diggs, but need someone to come in right away to start next to him on the opposite boundary.
They can’t find a starter outside of that top-100 and we shouldn’t expect them to suddenly break the bank on a free agent starter either. Tyson Campbell is a guy moving up a lot of Dallas draft boards these days.
The 6-foot-2 cornerback from Georgia seems like a good fit on a team like the Cowboys. Dan Quinn values length in his boundary corners as they lean heavily on press-bail in the Cover 3 where they have deep responsibilities.
Campbell, a former 5-star recruit, has the required length and athleticism to man the post. He’s not a bona fide playmaker but should be serviceable as a starter for Dallas right away.
The top safeties were all still available as well. And while the need for a center fielder is enormous, Dallas never seems to value safety nearly as much as corner. So Dallas goes with their CB4 and hopes to find a starting safety later in the draft.