Dallas Cowboys Final 7-Round Mock Draft: Risers and Fallers

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EDGE. Kentucky. player. 123. Pick Analysis. Josh Paschal. 88. Scouting Report


The two positions where the Dallas Cowboys “got busy” during free agency was wide receiver and EDGE. Neither of which ended up as positives. So the Cowboys are now righting their wrongs through the draft. First with Pickens and now taking Kentucky Defensive End Josh Paschal.

The Cowboys lost Randy Gregory to the Denver Broncos to which they responded by signing Dorance Armstrong to a new deal and bringing in Dante Fowler, an old friend of Dan Quinn’s and former No. 3 overall draft pick from 2015.

They also have Chauncey Golston to add to the depth opposite of Demarcus Lawrence and his backup, Terrel Basham. So they have bodies. But Paschal brings an element to the edges that only Lawrence is consistent at. Helping stop the run.

In their last two playoff games the Dallas Cowboys have surrendered 440 rushing yards.

Paschal is a quality run stopper who lacks the flexibility to be a natural pass rusher. But his work in the run game plus his relentless motor will serve him well to see the field early on.

The Kentucky EDGE has good length to go along with his ready made build. Paschal made huge strides from 2020 to 2021, which shouldn’t come as a surprise since he has established himself as a “lead by example” type of player.

The Cowboys aren’t just getting an instant contributor, they’re also getting a guy who will eat, breath and sleep football.

Dallas took a similar player a season ago in Golston with pick 84. Here with pick 88 the Cowboys are getting an even better prospect.