Dallas Cowboys 7-Round Mock Draft: Rumors (smoke and fire edition)

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With the 178th pick in the 2022 NFL Draft the Dallas Cowboys select:

Scouting Report. Joshua Williams. 178. player. 123. Pick Analysis. Defensive Back. Fayetteville St.

The Dallas Cowboys secondary seems to be a strength. There is, however, a slight depth question in regard to keeping Anthony Brown along with the development of Kelvin Joseph and Nahshon Wright. The team drafts competition in Fayetteville State Defensive Back Joshua Williams

Fitting perfectly in Dan Quinn’s cover 3 scheme, Williams brings length and athleticism to the table. At 6’3″ with 32 1/4″ arms, Williams dominated the D2 ranks and received an invite to the Senior Bowl where he was able to test his ability against bigger competition. The results were mixed, but the traits are why you take the player this late.

The Dallas Cowboys aren’t only getting a player with a frame that Dan Quinn would love, but he possesses exceptional top end speed. Making this pick allows the Cowboys to have depth no matter the roster decisions made by the front office.

With the 193rd pick in the 2022 NFL Draft the Dallas Cowboys select:

Scouting Report. Linebacker. Christopher Allen. player. 123. Pick Analysis. Alabama. 193

The Dallas Cowboys have themselves covered at Linebacker and with edge rushers should they miss out on either in the draft. But the Cowboys go to their common tactic of taking the injured player with upside when they select Alabama Linebacker Christopher Allen with their final pick.

Allen has day two type talent, but injuries crushed all but one year of his collegiate career with the Crimson Tide. The Dallas Cowboys could bring Allen along slowly on defense while contributing on Special Teams. The idea is for him to be healthy and ready to elevate in year two.

Christopher Allen has suffered a number of lower body injuries (knee, foot) that have sidelined him throughout the years. When healthy, his physique and skill will have him on the field. He also shows edge rush ability as well. Play recognition needs improvement, but the Cowboys could strike gold should Allen be capable of suiting up.

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The Dallas Cowboys 2022 NFL Draft class. As the Cowboys continue making their visits and conducting interviews with players, we also see them take players based on traits, projections, and bargain value. There are certainly year 1 starters and contributors along with down the road developmental prospects. Next up, rookie and mini camp.