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

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Dallas Cowboys Round One – Zion Johnson – Guard – Boston College

Johnson is a powerful guard who excels at pass blocking but is still really good at run blocking. He has played a season at tackle and could move there if there are no other options, but guard is probably his best position.

He has a powerful first punch and uses his hands really well. With a huge need at guard, Zion Johnson was picked one extra time than Kenyon Green who would have been the next man up.

Johnson will excel in a zone run scheme but has the power and balance to also play a power scheme if needed. He gets out into the second level well and looks for someone to get his frame on. In passing situations, Johnson has the power and balance to maintain a good depth into the pocket and rarely gets bullied at the point of attack. He is a smart player and his time at tackle will help him at the next level.

The best thing about Johnson is he is probably better on the left side which is a huge need for the Dallas Cowboys. He will need a little bit of work adding bulk but does not have far to go and would be a day one starter. Johnson helps fill a huge need for the Cowboys and unless a top wide receiver or defensive end drops, is a wise choice.