3 Dallas Cowboys mock draft scenarios in the first three rounds

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At Pick 58, the Dallas Cowboys are on the clock

In the three first round scenarios we ran, the Dallas Cowboys selected WR Hyatt, RB Robinson, and OG Torrance. We did so because we valued the players we picked and we felt other players at the other key positions would fall to us in the latter rounds.

Did it work out?

Notable players gone: WR Kayshon Boutte, C John Michael Schmitz, OG Steve Avila, CB Forbes, CB Ringo, WR Zay Flowers

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Notable players available for the Dallas Cowboys in Round 2: CB Cam Smith, OT Darnell Wright, OL Matthew Bergeron, WR Michael Wilson, TE Tucker Kraft, RB Zach Charbonnet

Scenario 1: Given the available pool of talent, I’m going to take CB Cam Smith in scenario 1. I got my WR2 in round one and now have my CB2 in round two. I was hoping for better but both are highly talented and immediately useful.  I now head into round three feeling pretty ok with my roster.

In Scenario 2 where we picked RB Bijan Robinson, we have all three areas of concern on the table. This gives me lots of options but also lots of concerns. As a way to bolster the running game and passing game in one move, I’m going off-script and picking Tucker Kraft at TE. We just saw elite TEs dominate the postseason and while we love Jake Ferguson, we want something more dynamic. Kraft is ranked 49 on Brugler’s big board so we get value once again.

In Scenario 3 where we picked OG O’Cyrus Torrence, we’re tempted to lean into the running game and select the RB3 in this draft, but ultimately select CB Cam Smith because he represents value and need here. I wanted to go three different ways in Round 2 but the team needs made it impossible. I feel much better heading into round 3 now.