Dallas Cowboys 7-Round Mock Draft: Trading Gallup and Trading Back

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Dallas Cowboys 7-Round Mock Draft

Round 1, Pick 15

Christian Barmore, DT


Having filled their need at CB with the Stephone Gilmore trade, the Dallas Cowboys attack the heart of the matter and select the top defensive tackle in the class, Christian Barmore.

Christian Barmore may be the Caleb Farley of the DT class. He has extremely high potential but not a huge body of dominant work so he carries some risk. But he’s exactly the type of DT Dallas likes in that he’s a quick and athletic presence who can apply pressure as well as stop the run.

On the Dallas Cowboys, he slides right into the 3-tech role and hopefully becomes a presence for years to come. At 6-foot-5, 310lbs it’s abnormal for a player his size to move as well as he does. A combination of power and quickness, the sky’s the limit with the Alabama product.

The Cowboys are obviously in need of some upgrades along their interior defensive line. They were arguably the worst in the NFL last year and there’s no magic cure in sight. While it would be nice if they spent big on a free agent like Dalvin Tomlinson, Dallas doesn’t have a history of spending much (money or draft pick) at the 1-tech spot.

There’s a decent free agent class at DT so smart money says they invest in one of them who can contribute to the rotation. With any luck Neville Gallimore will take that next step and maybe even Trysten Hill can contribute a bit.

Barmore is the exact type of DT the Dallas Cowboys like to draft early. He’s a pressure player with some dominant traits. He’s on the table in any trade down scenario.