Dallas Cowboys 7-Round Mock Draft: Defensive Rebuild Amidst Big Trade

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Dallas Cowboys Mock Draft

Round 2, Pick 44

Jayson Oweh, Edge

Penn State

Like linebacker, edge is a low key need of the Dallas Cowboys this offseason. And like linebacker, it’s something this team values highly and a position they typically like to target early.

The Cowboys are top heavy at DE right now and the future of the position is unclear beyond 2021. The current starters are DeMarcus Lawrence and Randy Gregory. Both are at their best when fresh and Dallas would like to rotate them often if possible.

Such a rotation would require decent DE play behind them and at this point I’m not sure the 2021 Dallas Cowboys have that. They basically just have Tarell Basham, Bradlee Anae, Ron’Dell Carter, and Dorance Armstrong as possible rotational pieces – nothing to feel great about.

Jayson Oweh comes in as a pass-rushing specialist with bigtime developmental upside. At 6-foot-5, 257 lbs, Oweh fits the mold of today’s pass rusher. He’s explosive and long with excellent lean and bend around the edge.

He’s raw and needs a lot of work on technique to broaden his arsenal but he has Pro Bowl potential and that’s something valuable early in the second round.

Despite having the skill set of a pass-rusher, Oweh is actually a well-rounded edge player earning even grades in both pass-rush and run-stop ability.