Dallas Cowboys Complete Mock Draft: Taking unusual risks

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With the 155th pick in the 2022 NFL Draft the Dallas Cowboys select:

player. 123. . Defensive End. Dallas Cowboys. Micheal Clemons. 155

In a draft that’s low on elite edge players, but high on 2nd tier defensive ends, the Dallas Cowboys go for another defensive lineman in Texas A&M’s Micheal Clemons.

Clemons is a player with elite measurables (6’5″ 267LBs 34 7/8″ arms) and has improved in his production each season from his Sophomore to Senior year.

However, Clemons has dealt with multiple foot and ankle injuries that caused him to miss time. His ankle injury in 2020 would require surgery.

Not only the dings on his health, but Clemons was also arrested and suspended at the beginning of the 2021 Aggie campaign on multiple charges including unlawful carry of a weapon, failure to identify, and driving with an invalid license among other charges. Clemons sat the Sept., 4th season opener against Kent State as a result.

Clemons possesses NFL power and a high motor. Those two things along with his build are attractive qualities. His strengths are relied on heavily in his game. To the point where he has very little fluidity to his movement. Teams may love the rugged on field approach he takes, but he’ll need to come up with more tools in his arsenal than just bully and hustle. Though, it’s a great start.