Dallas Cowboys 7-Round Mock Draft: Taking a Surprise Direction

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Dallas Cowboys Mock Draft

Round 2, Pick 42

SAF Richie Grant


Richie Grant isn’t just one of the hottest names in Cowboys Nation these days, he’s one of the hottest names in draftnik fanbases all over the league. Grant has strong film that makes him an easy guy to like and a low-risk player in an otherwise risky field of players.

He’s versatile and can play both safety spots as well as some man coverage inside and outside. On the Dallas Cowboys he’d plug into the free safety spot and take over for Xavier Woods as the new single high safety.

Donovan Wilson would patrol in the box but also be given opportunities to slide back in Cover-2 and 2-Man looks. Grant is attractive at this point because the Dallas Cowboys need a plug and play player at safety, and given their inability to properly evaluate free agent safeties, drafting a safety high should be the preferred way to go.

Much like that first round pick, this is one player who could go much sooner or could go much after the Dallas Cowboys go on the clock. After that impressive Senior Bowl Week he just had, he’s the hottest name on the market and could even sneak into the 30s.

But given the wealth of safety talent in free agency this year, I’m betting the teams who are most in need address the position there and don’t wait until the draft.

Note: Dallas Cowboys fan favorite CB, Ifeatu Melifinwu, is long gone in this scenario