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

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There were several positions that I wanted to address in the draft that just didn’t fall the way I was hoping. Offensive tackle and corner are both positions that could see being called during the draft, but as I rolled through the drafts, the value just wasn’t always there.

Another position that could be had really late is quarterback to replace Ben DiNucci, a name like Dustin Crum after the draft could be that type of player, but maybe not during the draft itself unless they find a seventh-round pick along the way.

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With a large amount of starting and depth needs, it is a hard draft to project once you get through the first few rounds. Luckily several of the positions of need are fairly deep in this class, but without knowing how the coaches and front office feel about the development of certain players, some position groups are a little bit of a guess.

Few positions couldn’t use depth improvements, and while they could scour the bargain bin of free agents after the draft, it may be easier to fill a hole in the draft, than not worry about a need to find a starter or immediate backup afterward.

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With only a few weeks left until the draft, we should start hearing rumors about picks, players, and the late risers and fallers will come to light. The Cowboys have the possibility to trade around in the draft a little, but they would need to find willing partners.

With a lackluster quarterback class, the desire for a team to trade back into the first, or up at the end of the first round, may not be there. Let’s hope the Dallas Cowboys hit a home run in the draft, they will need it after a fairly stagnant off-season thus far.