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

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Dallas Cowboys Mock Draft

Round 4, Pick 114

DT Marvin Wilson

Florida State

As you may have noticed, the Dallas Cowboys have yet to pick a true interior defensive lineman in this draft thus far. But neglecting it over the first two days may actually be the plan. The talent pool is shallow this year in the draft and free agency is pretty loaded. I have a strong suspicion the Cowboys will use free agency to fill their DT needs especially since they already have two young DTs they’re trying to develop in Trysten Hill and Neville Gallimore.

Rookie DTs rarely make much of an impact so Dallas shouldn’t be leaning on the draft to plug any DT holes this year. But if they have to take a stab on someone, picking a former 5-star recruit on Day 3 is a pretty good way to do it.

The 6-foot-3 320lb DT out of Florida State is athletic and explosive. Projected as a 1-gap 3-tech in the NFL, Wilson has the kind of natural ability you value. Still, he’s inconsistent and undisciplined in his play and likely needs some good coaching and a year in the weight room to start realizing his potential.

He joins a position group that will be under the microscope in 2021 but won’t have the same level of pressure Gallimore and Hill had in their rookie seasons. It’s clear the Cowboys really need a veteran front line starter this March in free agency. It would fill their biggest need and allow them to develop young guys like Wilson.