Dallas Cowboys (almost) final 7-round mock draft: Wheeling and dealing

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Round Six – Cade York – Kicker – LSU

I know, probably not the kicker you were expecting here, but York is the top kicker in this class, and without a seventh-round pick, we are rolling the dice. With a big enough leg to hit beyond fifty and a solid percentage in 2022, York should hear his name called at some point in the draft. He would instantly be the top kicker in Dallas for 2022.

York was one of only three kickers in college last year to hit a 50+ yard kick in the final two minutes of the game. That shows his ability to handle pressure and kick for distance. He has a smooth approach to the ball and does really well with his plant foot and hips to generate power through his kicking leg. He is good with his angle of approach and is consistent in doing so, and explodes on impact which helps get the ball off his foot quickly.

York didn’t have the best start to his LSU career but has more than made up for it. He does not have a long history of kicking off, which could hurt him a little, but when he has done it, he has shown the leg to reach the end zone. At this point of the draft, he could be a pick and fills a hole that there are few answers to for the Dallas Cowboys.