After months of waiting for the NFL Draft, the week has finally dawned on all of us.
Since the end of the 2020 season, fans have anticipated what the Cowboys will do come draft time to improve their roster and get back to the playoffs.
Two of our staffers (myself included) have each composed a different approach on how the Cowboys will take on the draft beginning this Thursday. The Cowboys currently sit with 10 total picks this draft which could help bring in a variety of talent.
In last year’s draft, I was able to be one of the very few people to have Dallas’ first 2 picks mocked correctly, with those picks being WR, Ceedee Lamb, and CB Trevon Diggs. Hoping to build on that, let’s see how close we can get to what the class of 2021 Cowboys will look like.
Rudy Argueta’s Mock Draft
- 1st Round (10) : CB // Jaycee Horn // South Carolina
- 2nd Round (44) : Edge // Carlos Basham Jr. // Wake Forest
- 3rd Round (75) : DT // Tommy Togiai // Ohio State
- 3rd Round (99) : S // Divine Deablo // Virginia Tech
*TRADE ALERT (Dallas trades picks 115 and 227 for Texans pick 109)
- 4th Round (109) : LB // Pete Werner // Ohio State
- 4th Round (138) : OT // Josh Ball // Marshall
- 5th Round (179) : WR/TE // Jacob Harris // UCF
- 6th Round (192) : DT // Jonathan Marshall // Arkansas
- 7th Round (238) : OG // Sam Cooper // Merrimack
The amount of help needed on the defensive side of the ball is more than fans would want to admit. With this mock draft, all levels of the defense get addressed with the first five picks. Each of those players is capable of becoming starters in their rookie years or heavy contributors. The back half of the mock is to try and help out the depth of this team.
Their hidden gem in this class could very well be Jacob Harris, who has an excellent route tree in his game alongside his incredible ability to create space between himself and defenders. While it may be a slow process for Harris to be a heavy contributor, his future looks promising.
Skylar Oliver’s Mock Draft
- 1st Round (10) : CB // Patrick Surtain II // Alabama
- 2nd Round (44) : OT // Teven Jenkins // Oklahoma St.
- 3rd Round (75) : S // Jamar Johnson // Indiana
- 3rd Round (99) : LB // Jamin Davis // Kentucky
- 4th Round (115) : DT // Milton Williams // Louisiana Tech.
- 4th Round (138) : OG // Kendrick Green // Illinois
- 5th Round (179) : S // Jamien Sherwood // Auburn
- 6th Round (192) : Edge // Malcolm Koonce // Buffalo
- 6th Round (227) : S // Christian Uphoff // Illinois St.
- 7th Round (238) : S // Aashari Crosswell // Arizona St.
The secondary was a large issue for the Cowboys’ defense this past year. In this mock, Dallas attacks the secondary with various weapons to give Dan Quinn a shot at finding some great talent. The offensive line issue is also addressed with their top 50 picks to help ensure the protection of their quarterback.
In this scenario, Jamin Davis falls incredibly lower than expected, but the Cowboys would be receiving an instant playmaker on the defensive side. Davis, alongside Jaylon Smith and Leighton Vander Esch, could spell trouble for opposing offenses soon.
Overall at the end of the day, this is pure speculation. Only days away from getting the actual results of what is sure to be an exciting few days.
Of the two scenarios shown today, which is more likely, and which would you prefer?
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