Dallas Cowboys Complete Mock Draft: Big Guys and Big Trades

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Marvin Wilson, IDL, Florida State Melina Myers-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Cowboys Mock Draft

3rd Round, Pick 75

Marvin Wilson, IDL, Florida State

I don’t think anyone is disagreeing with the notion that the Dallas Cowboys need some good defensive players upfront. With several young players already on the roster, the hope would be the team is willing to spend on bringing some good veterans into the mix. However, if we’re acting on precedent, the team will sign aging veteran players that likely aren’t enough as difference-makers as they need to be subsequently forcing younger players to play more.

This isn’t technically a bad idea; allowing young players to work on their game with more playing time is something teams wish they could do more often. Unfortunately, the Cowboys are currently in no man’s land. They consistently do just enough defensively to upgrade defensively, but the moment the players lose their momentum, the defensive starts to suffer significantly. This isn’t necessarily a great way to build a unit that has been struggling in the same areas for the past several years.

This interior defensive line class is not as strong as past seasons, but there are several high upside prospects available starting from Day 2. This Florida State Seminole would be one of them. The 6-foot-3, 300-pound defensive tackle displays good athletic ability and a good motor, but inconsistent use of hands, pad level, and pass-rush plans. He can turn speed to power and he can win with counter moves, but he just doesn’t do it near enough.

At the beginning of the season, he was a projected first-round pick. Now he’s an early Day 2 prospect at best. It’s truly an unfortunate drop in stock, but this could bode well for the Cowboys as they would grab another good athletic 3-technique with Trysten Hill already on the roster.