Dallas Cowboys Final 7-Round Mock Draft Prediction: Reloading the offense

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It’s draft week and that means it’s time to start finalizing predictions, prepping the steaks, and chilling the beer. For diehard Dallas Cowboys fans, this week is the biggest week of the offseason. Decisions made in the 2022 NFL Draft will have lasting effects on the Cowboys for possibly the next decade.

 In this Dallas Cowboys 7-round mock draft we follow the rumors, seize opportunities, and address needs.

The good news is the Dallas Cowboys have a multitude of ways to go. They’ve deliberately avoided addressing anything this offseason (shots fired) and have needs virtually everywhere. Interior offensive line headlines the list but receiver and defensive end aren’t far behind. Linebacker is dangerously thin on the Dallas Cowboys and Kelvin Joseph just taught us even deep positions like cornerback aren’t free of worry this season.

Dallas still has a need at defensive tackle, and tight end is fully in flux since Blake Jarwin is gone and Dalton Schultz is only playing on a franchise tag. I expect the Dallas Cowboys to be calculated but also opportunistic given the circumstances.

Doing this final predictive mock draft I’ve utilized draft resources like Dane Brugler’s Beast at The Athletic, The Draft Network’s player scouting reports and simulator, and Pro Football Focus’ stat tracking and advanced stats.

 With their first pick in the 2022 NFL Draft the Dallas Cowboys select

Texas A&M. Kenyon Green. 24. player. Pick Analysis. OG. 123. Scouting Report

This was a pick I was feeling in January and it’s a pick I still feel today. Don’t let the knee injury talk distract you. Green is a favorite here for Dallas. The Dallas Cowboys have focused on two positions to aggressively scout in the first round: WR and OL. With Connor Williams and Amari Cooper both gone, enormous vacancies are left behind. WR offers more draft value while OG arguably fills the bigger need.

If Jameson Williams, Drake London, or Chris Olave fall to 24 – they will be the pick. But since I don’t see that happening I’m predicting Kenyon Green to be the pick. Even if Zion Johnson or Tyler Linderbaum are on the board, Green’s ability to fill in at OT slots him at the top the Cowboys draft board.

Green projects as a dominant guard in the NFL. He should slide in on Day One and contribute and keep Connor McGovern as the OL6 and top alternate (which is a good thing).

This pick isn’t sexy but I believe it to be the favorite. Since Dallas also made Charles Cross and Jordan Davis official 30-visits, a trade up is entirely possible should one fall into the middle of the draft so we can’t sleep on that possibility.