Dallas Cowboys 7-Round Mock Draft: Following the breadcrumbs (Final Edition)

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Dallas Cowboys trade pick 212 and 244 to Baltimore for Pick 199

Seeing an opportunity to grab an NFL talent in the late stages, the Dallas Cowboys move up.

Dallas Cowboys select Eli Ricks, CB

The Dallas Cowboys like late round picks and have no problem trading some to navigate in order to get the guy they want. In this situation they package their last two picks to move up in the sixth and secure a target who’s slipped quite a bit this year.

Eli Ricks is a well-known name who had a pretty bad couple years. Once considered a round 1-2 prospect, Ricks has plummeted after suspect testing, a sorted injury history, and less than great play (all to put it nicely).

At 6-foot-2, 190 pounds, Ricks has good length and proven ball skills. He showed greatness as a freshman but has struggled since. All of it could be related to his health. He’s had numerous issues staying healthy which could explain why he’s looked stiff hipped in coverage.

He can play inside or outside but did the best as a press corner outside. Per PFF he allowed just 171 yards in his entire career playing press outside.

Again, he’s a natural ballhawk and can press well so as long as a team plays to his strengths he’ll be fine. Ultimately the key in it all is his health. Get him healthy. Get some meat on his bones. Get him in press. Profit.

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That’s it. The Dallas Cowboys address their offensive line issues by getting a high tackle who can play guard for a season. They get a WR they need for McCarthy’s offense. They get a great TE that doesn’t overlap with the current group. They replace Zeke with a strong RB who has short-yardage ability and RB1 potential.

The Cowboys get useful DT, a project QB, and a high risk/high reward CB prospect to finish it all out.