As always, we set some ground rules for this Dallas Cowboys 7-round mock draft. This is another mock without trading, because until we know what free agency looks like, it is too hard to figure out moves the Cowboys could potentially do.
This is also under the assumption Dak Prescott is re-signed and quarterback is not an essential need in the first round.
As for how this mock was done, the board was created by myself, and all analysis is based on my viewing of tape with some notes from some of the most well-known draft people around to ensure I did not miss something.
The Senior Bowl changed some things in this Dallas Cowboys 7-Round Mock Draft
Dallas Cowboys: Round 1
Tight End – Kyle Pitts – Florida
Before I get the hate for this pick, Caleb Farley and Patrick Surtain kept going off the board and Pitts was the best player available. Farley is who I was targeting and was the second most selected player. For this round of the mock, Pitts ends up being the pick. I do think there will be trades for quarterbacks so Farley and Surtain could certainly be in play.
Pitts is a dynamic tight end who has the speed and size to be a mismatch against just about any player a defense can throw at him. He can play the slot, outside, and in-line as a receiver and runs crisp routes. His ability to catch the ball at the high point is remarkable and he has outstanding hands in traffic. He has the speed to get up the seam quickly and can take one to the house with the best of them.
The only issue Pitts will need work on his sustaining blocks in pass protection, but that isn’t why you are grabbing Pitts. He has effort in blocking, but the longer he is asked, the sloppier he gets. However, matched up with CeeDee Lamb, Amari Cooper, and Michael Gallup he takes the offense to new levels.