Dallas Cowboys 7-Round Mock Draft: Flashing Blue Lights

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The Dallas Cowboys don’t have a position group they don’t already feel good about pre-draft. There also isn’t a position they don’t feel they can’t add to, including Quarterback, as the team selects UCLA signal caller Doran Thompson-Robinson.

The immediate job of DTR is to challenge Will Grier and Cooper Rush for time behind starting Quarterback Dak Prescott. Rush has a clear advantage with his experience and success when called upon to fill in, but it doesn’t mean he can’t be pushed by the personnel department. After all, the NFL is a meritocracy.

Playing since the day he stepped on campus, DTR saved his best season at UCLA for last. In 2022 he totaled over 3,800 yards and 39 touchdowns.

A more slightly built QB at 6′ 206lbs, DTR can strike from anywhere despite not having ideal size. He has a quick release whether in the pocket or on the run. He’s not a passer who will crawl in the pocket, but rather bails or makes throws with his weight shifted on his back leg. He’s effective in doing these things at the college level, but certainly an area of his game he’ll have to work on going forward.

Regardless, if he’s able to beat out Cooper Rush or Will Grier for a roster spot, there’s no question DTR is a guy who allows the Dallas Cowboys defense to get a look in practice to simulate more mobile QBs like Jalen Hurts, Daniel Jones, and Kyler Murray. Being able to contribute in such a way immediately while competing for a roster spot now and in the future is good value in the sixth round.