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Dallas Cowboys



DALLAS COWBOYS TEAM NEEDS
Most recent team needs update: TEAM

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: Draft
Most recent mock draft update: 5/1/2021

R1
12
Dallas (Trade)
Micah Parsons
Penn State
ILB
Reach/Value:
+0
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
245
Micah Parsons NFL Draft photo
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Even though the Cowboys needed help on their defense, I don't like this pick for them. They've invested in linebackers with very similar skill sets to Parsons, and while 2020 wasn't a good year for them, that's true of everyone on that defense. Yes, Parsons is the best defender in this draft, but those character issues scare me. I thought it would be Slater, who can be one of the better guards in the league very early in his career. He also provides insurance at the left tackle position if Tyron Smith continues to struggle with injuries. This team has always prioritized their offensive line in the draft, and after paying Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott all that money, that made sense. Not saying Parsons can't be a great pick, but the character concerns are very real. Grade: B

~Austin Smith, DraftTek Senior Analyst
R2
44
Dallas
Kelvin Joseph
Kentucky
CB
Reach/Value:
-47
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
192
Kelvin Joseph NFL Draft photo
Right now, I-m in a bit of disbelief. It-s not that Joseph or Micah Parsons aren-t talented. However, this is back-to-back picks with character concerns. We shouldn-t be shocked that Jerry Jones would make a pick like this, but Stephen Jones and Will McClay have done a good job at limiting these kind of moves in recent years. Joseph has the skills to be the best corner in this class, and his limited tape reminds me of Janoris Jenkins at Florida. However, Dallas is gambling on another player who could make them shutter every time the phone rings late at night.

Grade: B-

~ Austin Smith, DraftTek Senior Analyst
R3
75
Dallas
Osa Odighizuwa
UCLA
DL5T
Reach/Value:
-65
Height:
6'2''
Weight:
280
Osa Odighizuwa NFL Draft photo
The Cowboys watched some defensive linemen go ahead of them like Alim McNeill and Milton Williams that I would have liked more than Odihizuwa. Still, length is something this team needs up front. He can also play multiple positions on the front, as I think he could be the four-tech end because of his arm length, pad level, and powerful hands. He could also rotate at the three-tech tackle position with Trysten Hill and Neville Gallimore. He's definitely more ready to be disruptive against the run at this point, but the guy plays with a high-motor that makes me believe he's not done developing.

~ Austin Smith, DraftTek Senior Analyst

Grade: C+
R3
84
Dallas (Trade)
Chauncey Golston
Iowa
EDGE
Reach/Value:
-69
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
269
Chauncey Golston NFL Draft photo
DAL g PHI (Draft trade)
Golston is another long-armed, powerful defensive lineman that can play inside or out. Like Osa Odighizuwa, who Dallas selected at #75, his best position will likely be the interior-shaded end position in Dan Quinn's scheme. Golston is actually very similar to the type of player and person that Tyrone Crawford was for a long time in Dallas. He gives great effort on all three downs, although his sack production is more about that than physical gifts. He will make this team better at stopping the run, which can't be understated after the Cowboys were one of three teams to give up five yards or more per carry.

~ Austin Smith, DraftTek Senior Analyst

Grade: B-
R3
99
Dallas (Comp)
Nahshon Wright
Oregon State
CB
Reach/Value:
-64
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
188
Nahshon Wright NFL Draft photo
This is certainly the biggest reach in the first two days, and I'm not sure what Dallas was thinking here. We have him ranked at #362 on our draft board, and the Cowboys were convinced that he was worthy of the 99th selection. Wright measured just over six feet, four inches and weighs 183 pounds at his Pro Day. That's slender to say the least. Obviously, someone in the draft room felt they could redshirt this guy and mold his length and athleticism into a future NFL player. To say patience will be the key may be the understatement of the year. I will certainly file this one away and admit I was wrong on the grade if he does workout. However, I will not be holding my breath.

Grade: F

~ Austin Smith, DraftTek Senior Analyst
R4
115
Dallas
Jabril Cox
LSU
OLB
Reach/Value:
+64
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
233
Jabril Cox NFL Draft photo
R4
138
Dallas (Comp)
Josh Ball
Marshall
OT
Reach/Value:
-91
Height:
6'7"
Weight:
308
Josh Ball NFL Draft photo
R5
179
Dallas (Comp)
Simi Fehoko
Stanford
WR
Reach/Value:
-88
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
227
Simi Fehoko NFL Draft photo
R6
192
Dallas (Trade)
Quinton Bohanna
Kentucky
DL1T
Reach/Value:
-70
Height:
6'3''
Weight:
357
Quinton Bohanna NFL Draft photo
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R6
227
Dallas (Comp)
Israel Mukuamu
South Carolina
CB
Reach/Value:
+111
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
205
Israel Mukuamu NFL Draft photo
R7
238
Dallas
Matt Farniok
Nebraska
OG
Reach/Value:
-103
Height:
6'6"
Weight:
335
Matt Farniok NFL Draft photo


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