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Dallas Cowboys



DALLAS COWBOYS TEAM NEEDS
Most recent team needs update: April 21

Starter Need High (P1, P2)
NT
SFTY
CB

Starter Need Medium (P3)
EDGE

Mid Round Fill High (P5)
OT
DL3T

Depth Fill (P4)

Late Round Fill (P6)
QB
RB
WR
WRS
OG
OC
TE
OLB
ILB

Minimal Need (P9)
RBC
DL5T


COWBOYS PICKS/COMMENTS MOST RECENT MOCK
Results from Consensus Mock Draft: #24
Most recent mock draft update: 4/21/2021

R1
15
Dallas (SIM Trade)
Jaycee Horn
South Carolina
CB
Reach/Value:
+2
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
200
Jaycee Horn NFL Draft photo
Simulated Trade: Cowboys trade #10 to Patriots in exchange for #15, #96 and #109.

The narrative for the Cowboys remains the same as draft night approaches. If a talented player falls in their lap, such as Kyle Pitts or Rashawn Slater, I think Dallas bites on the value those players offer. Still, if not, the Cowboys need to turn their attention to Patrick Surtain and Horn, as well as how far they are willing to move back.

I'll add this, don't be shocked if a trade like we are predicting here results in picks for next year as opposed to this one. With many prospects who opted out or played a shortened season, this class as a whole is less-developed than we usually see. I'm not saying they can't continue to develop in the NFL, but there is more risk involved on a prospect-by-prospect basis than we usually see in the draft as a result of the fallout from this pandemic. Because of that, the Cowboys could favor future assets as opposed to additional draft capital in 2021.

~ Austin Smith, DraftTek Senior Analyst
R2
44
Dallas
Jevon Holland
Oregon
S
Reach/Value:
-5
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
196
Jevon Holland NFL Draft photo
After years of Dallas devaluing the safety position, it appears that is changing with Dan Quinn running this defense. Quinn has been in attendance at several Pro Days for top safeties, including Holland's. There, Holland showed terrific athleticism that pair with his outstanding instincts and position-flexibility. He's got some "Earl Thomas" to his game, while not being quite as elite in any one area such as Thomas was coming out of Texas.

~Austin Smith, DraftTek Senior Analyst
R3
75
Dallas
Milton Williams
Lousiana Tech
DL5T
Reach/Value:
-62
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
278
Milton Williams NFL Draft photo
R3
96
Dallas (SIM Trade)
Bobby Brown III
Texas A&M
DL1T
Reach/Value:
-11
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
325
Bobby Brown III NFL Draft photo
R3
99
Dallas (Comp)
Talanoa Hufanga
USC
S
Reach/Value:
+14
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
215
Talanoa Hufanga NFL Draft photo
R4
115
Dallas
Hamilcar Rashed
Oregon State
EDGE
Reach/Value:
-20
Height:
6'3''
Weight:
248
Hamilcar Rashed NFL Draft photo
R4
138
Dallas (Comp)
Tommy Doyle
Miami (OH)
OT
Reach/Value:
-17
Height:
6'8''
Weight:
326
Tommy Doyle NFL Draft photo
R4
139
Dallas (SIM Trade)
Marlon Williams
UCF
WR
Reach/Value:
+15
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
215
Marlon Williams NFL Draft photo
R5
179
Dallas (Comp)
Amen Ogbongbemiga
Oklahoma State
OLB
Reach/Value:
-3
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
231
Amen Ogbongbemiga NFL Draft photo
R6
192
Dallas (Trade)
Sam Ehlinger
Texas
QB
Reach/Value:
+2
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
225
Sam Ehlinger NFL Draft photo
DAL g DET (E Griffen)


COWBOYS HISTORICAL DRAFT PICKS

Reach/Value (R/V) Explained
The difference between where a player is selected in the NFL draft versus where the player was listed on the final Drafttek Big Board for the season in question.
Example: A player who was listed at #50 on the Big Board and was selected at #35 will be a "Reach" of -15. Alternately, a player listed at #35 on the Big Board who was selected at #50 is a +15 "Value".

Simply put: a positive number is a Value pick, a negative number is a Reach.

YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2020 1 17 CeeDee Lamb Oklahoma WR Value +8
2020 2 51 Trevon Diggs Alabama CB Value +29
2020 3 82 Neville Gallimore Oklahoma DL3T Value +39
2020 4 123 Reggie Robinson II Tulsa CB Reach -107
2020 4 146 Tyler Biadasz Wisconsin OC Value +46
2020 5 179 Bradlee Anae Utah EDGE Value +68
2020 7 231 Ben DiNucci James Madison QB Reach -82
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2019 2 58 Trysten Hill UCF DL1T Reach -40
2019 3 90 Connor McGovern Penn State OG Value +26
2019 4 128 Tony Pollard Memphis RB Reach -60
2019 5 158 Michael Jackson Miami (FL) CB Reach -24
2019 5 165 Joe Jackson Miami (FL) EDGE Value +104
2019 6 213 Donovan Wilson Texas A&M S Reach -58
2019 7 218 Mike Weber Ohio State RB Value +57
2019 7 241 Jalen Jelks Oregon EDGE Value +129
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2018 1 19 Leighton Vander Esch Boise State ILB Reach -11
2018 2 50 Connor Williams Texas OT Value +23
2018 3 81 Michael Gallup Colorado St WR Reach -7
2018 4 116 Dorance Armstrong Kansas EDGE Value +39
2018 4 137 Dalton Schultz Stanford TE Value +50
2018 5 171 Mike White Western Kentucky QB Value +88
2018 6 193 Chris Covington Indiana OLB Reach -131
2018 6 208 Cedrick Wilson Boise State WR Value +67
2018 7 236 Bo Scarbrough Alabama RB Value +71
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2017 1 28 Taco Charlton Michigan EDGE Value +3
2017 2 60 Chidobe Awuzie Colorado CB Value +20
2017 3 92 Jourdan Lewis Michigan CB Value +16
2017 4 133 Ryan Switzer North Carolina WR Reach -7
2017 6 191 Xavier Woods Louisiana Tech S Value +1
2017 6 216 Marquez White Florida State CB Value +34
2017 7 228 Joey Ivie Florida DT Reach -50
2017 7 239 Noah Brown Ohio State WR Reach -8
2017 7 246 Jordan Carrell Colorado DT Reach -48
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2016 1 4 Ezekiel Elliott Ohio St RB Reach -7
2016 2 34 Jaylon Smith Notre Dame ILB Reach -71
2016 3 67 Maliek Collins Nebraska DL3T Reach -61
2016 4 101 Charles Tapper Oklahoma EDGE Value +23
2016 4 135 Dak Prescott Mississippi St QB Value +37
2016 6 189 Anthony Brown Purdue CB Reach -101
2016 6 212 Kavon Frazier C Michigan S Reach -23
2016 6 216 Darius Jackson E Michigan RB Reach -96
2016 6 217 Rico Gathers Baylor TE Reach -70
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2015 1 27 Byron Jones Connecticut CB Reach -8
2015 2 60 Randy Gregory Nebraska EDGE Value +43
2015 3 91 Chaz Green Florida OT Reach -33
2015 4 127 Damien Wilson Minnesota ILB Reach -114
2015 5 163 Ryan Russell Purdue EDGE Reach -68
2015 7 236 Mark Nzeocha Wyoming OLB Reach -254
2015 7 243 Laurence Gibson Virginia Tech OT Value +115
2015 7 246 Geoff Swaim Texas TE Reach -176
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2014 1 16 Zack Martin Notre Dame OG Reach -4
2014 2 34 Demarcus Lawrence Boise State EDGE Reach -2
2014 4 119 Anthony Hitchens Iowa OLB Reach -52
2014 5 146 Devin Street Pittsburgh WR Reach -27
2014 7 231 Ben Gardner Stanford EDGE Value +3
2014 7 238 Will Smith Texas Tech OLB Reach -47
2014 7 248 Ahmad Dixon Baylor S Value +80
2014 7 251 Ken Bishop Northern Illinois DL3T Reach -15
2014 7 254 Terrance Mitchell Oregon CB Value +104