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

Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports /
5 of 8
Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports /

Dallas Cowboys Mock Draft

Nick Cross – Safety – Maryland

The second most picked player was linebacker Leo Chanal, but Cross fell and was a solid pick. Not knowing how the safety position will play out, Cross is another one of the Dan Quinn style players in that he can play free safety, but also drop into the box as a linebacker and help with the run and tight ends. His ability to play both in pressure and coverage will help Cross in the draft overall.

The downside to Cross is he still is a work in progress in terms of knowing what he sees and getting beat deep from time to time. He will still need to work on some technique, but offers a lot in terms of run support, covering tight ends, running backs, and zone coverage. He is not the ballhawk I think many want to see, but he does well in defending passes when he is in range.

There have been some questions to his fire at all times, but he has all the tools to be a good player in the NFL. A safety helps no matter what they do next offseason as he would probably feel Keanu Neal‘s role. As we go through the draft flexibility is a key word as we have seen this team push that lately. Heading into the later rounds I still would like a defensive tackle or maybe a tight end. Corner is always up for a pick as well. With that round four? It might be five, we are guessing at comp picks.