Dallas Cowboys 7-round mock draft (first mock of the offseason)

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Dallas Cowboys Mock Draft

Chris Olave – Wide Receiver – Ohio State

Before I get the calls for my head about a wide receiver AND an Ohio State Buckeye, Devin Lloyd was the second-most picked, but tended to be gone one pick before me. I went with the “Best Player Available” (BPA) method here and saw that when Lloyd was picked he fell. Olave is a dynamic wide receiver who would step in and fill a Michael Gallup role immediately. While Olave isn’t the contested catch player Gallup is, he is a better route runner and can take the top off the defense quickly.

The downside to Olave would be once the ball is in his hands he is not as creative a runner and in really contested catches he tends not to always come down with the ball. However, adding Olave would allow the offense to have both Lamb and Olave inside and outside. This of course all depends on how they handle Gallup, but Olave was the best player available.

Picking a wide receiver early sets up the draft a little differently, but taking a dynamic playmaker who was the best player made it the easy choice. Still needing a linebacker, edge help, and offensive line, I head to round two.