Dallas Cowboys complete 7-round mock draft 2023: Cowboys trade back!

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The Dallas Cowboys temp fate and finally pick their TE, Brayden Willis

Dalton Kincaid is legitimately in the conversation in the first and second round. The Dallas Cowboys love the idea of a mismatch TE to build around but ultimately decide to focus on other needs first and wait to see who slips through the cracks of this ultra-deep TE class.

Brayden Willis is one of the better run blocking TEs in this draft class. While his 6-foot-3, 240 pound size isn’t ideal, it allows him to take on roles like H-back and even fullback. He can block on the move and can be a weapon with the ball in his hands.

Presumably, it’s his size that is holding teams back this draft cycle because Willis has strong hands, run after the catch, and blocking all locked in. He can line up all over the place and fill in gaps on the Dallas Cowboys offense.

Jake Ferguson is well round TE, Peyton Hendershot is a pass-catching TE, and Sean McKeon is a blocker. Chances are Dallas is looking for a game-breaking receiving TE or a versatile option to round out the unit. Willis is a great option.

Slated anywhere between Round 5-7, Willis is well worth the investment early in the fifth round. If he’s gone there are number of attractive prospects in this draft and a few are sure to fall into Day 3 (like they do every year).