Dallas Cowboys Complete 7-Round Mock Draft: Rumors Edition

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Dallas Cowboys Round Five – Roschon Johnson – Running Back – Texas

With the Dallas Cowboys interested in bringing Tony Pollard back and the rumor they could restructure Ezekiel Elliott, the running back position is not quite the need it might be should one or both things not happen.

With many clamoring for Bijan Robinson in the first round, bringing both back pretty much negates that pick. That doesn’t mean they won’t dip into the position and Johnson would give some depth should one or both get injured.

Johnson is not the name that Bijan is, but that doesn’t mean he should continue to be ignored. He does all the things that the Cowboys love about Zeke and would offer a replacement for his role in the backfield should they need it.

Johnson is a taller back but has the power to break through arm tackles and can lower his shoulder and push a pile. While he wasn’t asked to receive a lot out of the backfield, the times he did was good enough to feel confident he can do it. With his size and power, he is an excellent blocker in the backfield to pick up blitzes.

Johnson is a bit of an upright runner so sometimes lower tackles will get to him and unbalance him. He has excellent vision and is patient to wait for a hole to open up before he hits it, accelerates, and shows good burst, but he doesn’t show consistent home-run speed in-game.

He isn’t the type of runner to make a lot of moves to make defenders miss, but he can pick up extra yards through his power.