Dallas Cowboys 7-Round Mock Draft: 2022 Nightmare Scenario

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Dallas Cowboys 7-Round Mock Draft Nightmare Scenario

Round 5, Pick 166

CB Josh Williams

Fayetteville State

Drafting the tall speedster Josh Williams out of Fayetteville State is a move reminiscent to that of last year when the Dallas Cowboys drafted Nahshon Wright at pick 99. But instead of reaching like they did with Wright, they let the deal fall to them. Again, I love this player and I love the value of this pick.

Rated on the TDN draft simulator as the 153rd ranked prospect, the Dallas Cowboys get their pet cat at a place of good value. The 6-foot-3 boundary corner is tailor made to play outside in a single-high scheme and should offer plenty on special teams along the way.

The bigger problem here is Dallas falling back on the traits and overlooking the better (but possibly unconventional) option. There are a handful of sub-six-footers on the board still but Dallas chronically downgrades shorter CBs and subsequently overvalues tall CBs in the process.

CBs like Jack Jones and Montaric Brown are still on the board. So is safety Bryan Cook and tight end Cole Turner. But Dallas feels compelled to follow the advice of their CB fetish and yet again leave upgradeable position empty.

To be clear, Josh Williams looks like a good prospect and he’s not nearly as limited as Nahshon Wright is in scheme specificity. But the Cowboys proved you can have pretty good coverage with untraditional CBs (Anthony Brown and Jourdan Lewis) and don’t need the traits when you have the ability.