Dallas Cowboys 7-round mock draft (Dan’s free agency fallout)

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Dallas Cowboys Round Seven – Smoke Monday – Safety – Auburn

Every year we see a few guys who get projected anywhere from the fourth or fifth round to the seventh round, this year Smoke Monday is one of those players. I was surprised a little to see him still sitting there with my seventh-round pick, so I grabbed him quickly. Monday has the ability to contribute quickly and if available in the seventh should not be passed up. If he goes early the second-most picked player was offensive tackle Luke Tenuta.

Monday has some Jayron Kearse in him and his fit with Dan Quinn’s Dallas Cowboys defense would be perfect. Monday can play man or zone efficiently and is always looking to make a play. He is a good tackler and seems to like hitting the ball carrier. He has the athleticism to keep up with the faster tight ends in the league, and has good closing speed when coming downhill to attack the ball carrier.

Monday can get overaggressive at times which has hurt his game. At times he seems a little slow to see the play develop, and when he gets overaggressive can get way out of position. His versatility will help at the next level, he will need to learn to play within the game.

He is great for depth on this team, with the ability to improve, play special teams, and a frame that can add weight, he could take over a starting position in a few years.