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

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Dallas Cowboys Mock Draft

Round 4, Pick 139

CB Olaijah Griffin


Unless you live out west, Olaijah Griffin may be flying under your radar. The 6-foot-0, 177 lb. former 5-star recruit was USC’s No. 1 cornerback last season. Griffin was often tasked with single coverage and shutting down one side of the field last season, and largely did quite well with it.

In his shortened season he had one interception, four pass deflections, and held passers to a 38% completion rate when targeting him.

I’d be lying if I said Griffin’s father, Warren G, didn’t add to Oliajah’s luster. The kid known as “the regulator” comes with a swagger only Warren G’s offspring could. He’s hyper athletic and generally underappreciated heading into the draft process.

A big reason why he’s available here is because of his injury history. Griffen has suffered injuries the last three seasons and this year was condensed, meaning he’s never really stood up under a full workload.

For the Dallas Cowboys Griffin comes in as CB5 or even CB6. Diggs and St-Juste are the starters with Anthony Brown inside. Maurice Canady is the new dime CB and depending on what Dallas does with Reggie Robinson, Griffin could be the last CB on the roster.

If he can learn the Cowboys system, stay healthy and show some inside ability, he could have a bright future in Dallas.