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

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Dallas Cowboys 7-Round Mock Draft

Round 4, Pick 139

Richard LeCounte III, SAF


The state of the Dallas Cowboys safety depth chart is concerning. Xavier Woods is likely gone in free agency leaving just Donovan Wilson as the only decent part in the position group.

We passed over the top safeties on the board today, not because we wanted to, but because Dallas hasn’t drafted a safety in the top-50 this frickin’ decade. We know they like to bargain hunt at this position (both in free agency and in the draft) so that’s exactly what we’re doing here.

With our last pick we drafted Washington from TCU. But it’s a flip of the coin whether he develops into a safety or a slot CB. So we’re going with another underappreciated safety here with pick 139, in Richard LeCounte III.

LeCounte is beloved in Georgia, for his play, for his leadership, and for his professionalism. He’s not tantalizing as far as a high potential prospect, but he’s polished and has a pretty decent floor. As far as ability, he immediately reminded me of Xavier Woods in that he’s probably never going to be a Pro Bowler, but he has starter traits and a lot of people are sleeping on him.

I’m not sure LeCounte has the speed and range to play single high safety so it will be interesting to see what his official times are. What we know is he’s a turnover machine who had three interceptions in five games this year and in 2019 he accounted for over half of Georgia’s defensive turnovers (INTs and FR).

At the very least LeCounte can play split safety for Dallas as a SAF3. Dallas isn’t exclusive single high and Quinn has been known to play three safeties quite frequently.