The NFL Draft is getting closer and closer, and the Cowboys have some decisions to make when the time comes. They’ve already bolstered their roster by adding the likes of Damontae Kazee, Keanu Neal, Jayron Kearse, Tarell Basham, Brent Urban, Carlos Watkins, and Ty Nsekhe. They’re likely not done yet, either.
But none of those moves preclude the Cowboys from drafting one of those positions this April, and it’s very possible those are all the exact positions they could target. This seven-round mock draft takes into account all of the players who could end up being available at each of the Cowboys’ picks.
1. Jacksonville Jaguars - Trevor Lawrence, QB - Clemson
This is an easy prediction. Trevor Lawrence has been the apple of the NFL’s eye since his freshman year, and Jacksonville is set on taking what many scouts are calling the best quarterback prospect since Andrew Luck. Let’s just hope the Jaguars can protect Lawrence a bit better.
Still not convinced the Jets are going to go quarterback here, opting instead to stick with Sam Darnold for another year, but this is the right move. Zach Wilson offers a lot of really fun traits and should be a perfect fit in new offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur’s scheme.
The 49ers made an aggressive move up in this draft, and odds are very low that it was for anything other than a quarterback. Plus, there’s the strong connection between Justin Fields and Kyle Shanahan, making this seem like an obvious selection. The bigger question is if Fields will get the starting gig right away or sit behind Jimmy Garoppolo to start.
4. Atlanta Falcons - Trey Lance, QB - North Dakota State
Speaking of drafting a quarterback to sit behind an established veteran, the Falcons go that route here. Matt Ryan still has a few good years left in him, but he’ll be 36 by the start of the season and is not a long-term option for a team that just ushered in a new regime. Trey Lance has the athletic profile to fit in Arthur Smith’s play-action-heavy scheme, but with just 16 starts in the FCS - and none against FBS teams - he may not be ready to play in the NFL right away.
The argument here will likely be between taking the massive Penei Sewell to protect Joe Burrow or reuniting him with Ja’Marr Chase, the receiver who caught 84 passes for 1,780 yards and 20 touchdowns en route to a national championship a year ago. There’s not really a wrong answer here, but giving their franchise quarterback a familiar weapon to work with seems a little more likely.
6. Miami Dolphins (from PHI) - Penei Sewell, OT - Oregon
The Dolphins acquired a bevvy of picks to effectively only move down three spots, and they end up still getting a guy they likely would’ve chosen at the third spot. With Cincinnati opting for Chase, Miami takes Sewell and beefs up their offensive line for Tua Tagovailoa, now the full-time starting quarterback.
7. Detroit Lions - Kyle Pitts, TE - Florida
The Lions could go almost anywhere with this pick under a new regime, but Kyle Pitts is the pick. New head coach Dan Campbell is a tight ends coach by trade and Detroit already has TJ Hockenson, who was named to the Pro Bowl last year. Pairing him with Pitts would give Detroit a potent duo in 12 personnel, which would greatly help out newly-acquired quarterback Jared Goff.
8. Carolina Panthers - Jaylen Waddle, WR - Alabama
The Panthers seem desperate for a franchise quarterback, but the top four guys are off the board here. So instead they’ll acquire another weapon for Teddy Bridgewater to play with. D.J. Moore and Robby Anderson are already a sneaky good receiver duo, but adding Jaylen Waddle into the stable of toys for offensive coordinator Joe Brady to work with offers immense upside. Waddle is a better version of Curtis Samuel, who the Panthers just lost in free agency, and would open up a lot of things in Carolina.
9. Denver Broncos - Rashawn Slater, OT - Northwestern
The Broncos need to figure out if Drew Lock is the answer at quarterback or not, and part of that starts with getting him protection. Denver ranked sixth in the NFL in quarterback pressure rate. It’s hard to evaluate a quarterback properly if he’s constantly running for his life. Rashawn Slater, who played tackle in college but has the ability to move inside, presents a great pass protector with a very high ceiling.
10. Dallas Cowboys - Patrick Surtain II, CB - Alabama
This might be the most common non-quarterback mock right now. Patrick Surtain II already offered enough traits and on-field production to place himself as the draft’s top corner, but an impressive Pro Day performance seemingly solidified that. Surtain joins his former teammate, Trevon Diggs, to give Dallas one of the better young cornerback tandems in the NFL.
11. New York Giants - Micah Parsons, LB - Penn State
The Giants enjoyed some small successes last year due to their smothering defense, and they’ve worked on building up their offense this free agency. But Micah Parsons seems too perfect of a fit in this multiple hybrid defense. Parsons did a little bit of everything at Penn State, and that’s exactly what this defensive front requires. Taking him at this spot helps continue to keep New York’s defense playing at a high level.
There will undoubtedly be angry Eagles fans who wanted Alabama’s DeVonta Smith at this pick, but Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah is a big first step towards fixing a defense that has gradually gotten worse each year. Owusu-Koramoah is a fearsome field general who plays more like a rangy box safety than a traditional off-ball linebacker. And Philly has struggled with both of those positions lately, so they’re getting two for the price of one here.
The Chargers found their franchise quarterback last year in Justin Herbert, but now they need to protect him. Los Angeles already shelled out money for center Corey Linsley, but the left tackle spot is a big problem. Christian Darrisaw is arguably the second best tackle in this draft, depending on who you ask, and should quickly become Herbert’s best friend.
14. Minnesota Vikings - Christian Barmore, DT - Alabama
The Vikings struggled mightily last year on defense, due in large part to the departures of key players on the defensive line and in the secondary. Rookies and second-year players gained valuable experience last year on the back end, and Minnesota already added Dalvin Tomlinson in the trenches this year. Pairing him with Christian Barmore, easily the best defensive tackle in this draft, would give the Vikings a powerful defensive line once again.
15. New England Patriots - Mac Jones, QB - Alabama
Depending on who you ask, Mac Jones is either the next Tom Brady or the next Andy Dalton. Either of those options would be helpful for the Patriots, who struggled at the position last year and although they brought back Cam Newton on another one-year deal, they are under no financial obligation to stick with him. Jones can sit behind Newton and absorb the Patriot Way, as Brady once did so many years ago.
16. Arizona Cardinals - Jaycee Horn, CB - South Carolina
Jaycee Horn’s stock has risen dramatically in the last few weeks, capped off with a jaw-dropping Pro Day performance, so it’s possible the son of legendary receiver Joe Horn comes off the board before Arizona. But there’s little chance he falls past the Cardinals, who now need to replace Patrick Peterson and would get a very similar playing style out of Horn.
Trevon Moehrig has solidified his status as the top safety in this draft, and he offers a perfect fit in new defensive coordinator Gus Bradley’s scheme as the centerfield safety that patrols the back end. Moreover, Moehrig would pair well with Johnathan Abram, an ideal box safety in that scheme, and the two together could immediately jumpstart a struggling Raiders defense.
18. Miami Dolphins - DeVonta Smith, WR - Alabama
It might surprise some to see DeVonta Smith drop this far, but his size - 6’1” and 174 pounds - will scare off lots of teams due to the incredibly high fail rate of receivers around that weight. But in Miami, they’re reuniting Smith with his former college quarterback and have already displayed the kind of offensive creativity to take advantage of Smith’s unique skillset.
The Washington Football Team is set to have a quarterback battle between Ryan Fitzpatrick, Taylor Heincke, and Kyle Allen. Whatever you think of that plan, they’re going to need guys to block for whoever wins that battle. While Washington has an elite right side of their line in Chase Roullier, Brandon Scherff, and Morgan Moses, the blind spot has been more of a sore spot for Washington since Trent Williams left. Teven Jenkins is a big dude who plays like a road-grader, and is the exact kind of player Washington looks to get under the Ron Rivera regime.
20. Chicago Bears - Greg Newsome II, CB - Northwestern
Andy Dalton is QB1 in Chicago, and for obvious reasons: Chicago wasn’t getting Deshaun Watson or Russell Wilson in a trade, and there’s no way one of the top five quarterbacks in this draft falls to 20. Instead, Chicago has to build a good supporting cast around Dalton, and adding one of the more underrated defenders in this class in Greg Newsome II is a good start on doing just that.
21. Indianapolis Colts - Alijah Vera-Tucker, OT - USC
Carson Wentz is the new guy under center for the Colts, for better or for worse. Indianapolis has a great defense and some solid weapons on offense, but their offensive line needs a bit of work. Alijah Vera-Tucker played left tackle at USC, and did very well at it, but could also move inside. The Colts can take Vera-Tucker and play him wherever he fits best in an effort to give Wentz all the time he needs.
22. Tennessee Titans - Rashod Bateman, WR - Minnesota
The Titans have now lost three of their top five pass catchers from last year in free agency and are breaking in a new offensive coordinator. They may be all in on Derrick Henry as the straw that stirs the drink, but it’s obvious that Ryan Tannehill needs some new weapons. Rashod Bateman is a fascinating receiver with the ability to make big plays anywhere on the field. Pairing him with A.J. Brown would make Tannehill’s job exceedingly easier, as well as their new offensive playcaller’s job.
23. New York Jets (from SEA) - Kwity Paye, EDGE - Michigan
Since 2006, the Jets have had a total of two players finish a season with double-digit sacks. Both Calvin Pace and Muhammad Wilkerson did it in 2013, and Wilkerson did it again in 2015. In other words, it’s been a while since Gang Green had a reliable top pass rusher, which is something new head coach Robert Saleh’s defensive scheme needs badly. Enter Kwity Paye, an absolute unit of a man with loads of raw potential just waiting to be tapped. Under Saleh’s tutelage, Paye could quickly reach his very, very high ceiling and give Jets fans something they’ve been craving for half a decade.
24. Pittsburgh Steelers - Caleb Farley, CB - Virginia Tech
Not too long ago, Caleb Farley was in a dead heat with Patrick Surtain II to be the first cornerback selected. But Farley suffered an injury that kept him out of his Pro Day, and it was unfortunately another in a long list of injuries he’s had in his very brief career. That makes it hard to get a read on his draft stock - some teams may take him completely off their board - but Pittsburgh needs corner help after cutting Steven Nelson and losing Mike Hilton in free agency. Farley is a gamble, both due to injuries and his limited experience playing the position, but he has the traits to become an elite corner in the NFL. Pittsburgh takes the gamble here.
25. Jacksonville Jaguars (from LAR) - Dillon Radunz, OT - North Dakota State
Every year there are the guys who surprise us all near the back end of the first round, and Dillon Radunz is primed to be one of those guys. Jacksonville will want to prioritize protection for Trevor Lawrence considering their three quarterbacks this past year were sacked a total of 43 times. Radunz would be at home immediately in Jacksonville, and his nasty demeanor as a mauler would make him a plug and play prospect anywhere across this line.
26. Cleveland Browns - Azeez Ojulari, EDGE - Georgia
The Browns made their first playoff appearance in 18 years on the strength of an efficient offense, but their defense finished the year 25th in DVOA. They’ve already added Malik Jackson, Takk McKinley, Troy Hill, and John Johnson to the defense, but they won’t stop there. Azeez Ojulari is an intriguing prospect who can function as a SAM linebacker on early downs for Cleveland before kicking down to the edge on passing downs. He also has a very high ceiling, and playing opposite Myles Garrett would make reaching that potential exceptionally easier.
27. Baltimore Ravens - Terrace Marshall Jr., WR - LSU
Terrace Marshall Jr. is a wildly overlooked receiver in this draft considering he led LSU with 48 catches for 731 yards and 10 touchdowns in just seven games this year. Marshall showed he can be a dangerous weapon anywhere on the field, which is why Baltimore will be jumping up and down when they turn in this draft card, knowing they’ve just given Lamar Jackson an explosive weapon to work.
28. New Orleans Saints - Jaelan Phillips, EDGE - Miami
The Saints are a team I could easily see trading up in this draft for a player they really like - New Orleans attempted to do so for Patrick Mahomes and successfully did it for Marcus Davenport - but if they sit tight and select at 28, Jaelan Phillips is the best player on the board. Arguably the best edge rusher in this draft, Phillips has athletic freak written all over him, and the Saints need some more juice on the edge after losing Trey Hendrickson in free agency.
29. Green Bay Packers - Kadarius Toney, WR - Florida
Maybe this is the year the Packers give Aaron Rodgers some more weapons? If so, Kadarius Toney to Green Bay is something the league does not want to see. Toney is very similar to CeeDee Lamb, although not quite as complete a player, in that he can make an impact anywhere but is especially dangerous in the slot. Imagine Rodgers slinging it to Toney and Davante Adams while the rest of the league shudders in horror.
30. Buffalo Bills - Eric Stokes, CB - Georgia
As is usually the case for teams picking this late, Buffalo doesn’t have any immediate holes on their roster, but Sean McDermott’s defense can never have enough big, physical corners. Eric Stokes is exactly that, and after his impressive 40-yard dash time put to rest any concerns about his speed, Stokes takes his rightful place as a first-rounder.
31. Kansas City Chiefs - Samuel Cosmi, OT - Texas
The Chiefs lost the Super Bowl in large part because Patrick Mahomes was smothered by the pass rush from start to finish. They’ve added guard Joe Thuney and lured Kyle Long out of retirement, but cap constraints forced Kansas City to say goodbye to their starting tackles. Samuel Cosmi could play either tackle spot right out of the gate, and his agility and quickness makes him an ideal blocker for Mahomes in Andy Reid’s offense.
32. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Wyatt Davis, OG - Ohio State
The Buccaneers have officially brought back all of their key free agents from last year’s Super Bowl team, so it’s hard to point out a ton of weaknesses right now. Consider this pick a true BPA approach, as Wyatt Davis is the best true interior lineman in this draft. Does he see any playing time in 2021? Maybe not, but reigning Super Bowl champs rarely ask rookies to play much anyway.
33. Jacksonville Jaguars - Jayson Oweh, EDGE - Penn State
34. New York Jets - Elijah Moore, WR - Ole Miss
35. Atlanta Falcons - Nick Bolton, LB - Missouri
36. Miami Dolphins (from HOU) - Najee Harris, RB - Alabama
37. Philadelphia Eagles - Aaron Robinson, CB - UCF
38. Cincinnati Bengals - Zaven Collins, LB - Tulsa
39. Carolina Panthers - Kelvin Joseph, CB - Kentucky
40. Denver Broncos - Travis Etienne, RB - Clemson
41. Detroit Lions - Liam Eichenberg, OT - Notre Dame
42. New York Giants - Jevon Holland, S - Oregon
43. San Francisco 49ers - Baron Browning, LB - Ohio State
44. Dallas Cowboys - Richie Grant, S - UCF
The Cowboys have already added Damontae Kazee to be their centerfield safety in Dan Quinn’s scheme, but his contract indicates Dallas doesn’t view him as the long-term answer. Richie Grant played a similar role at UCF, and he displayed the kind of ball hawk skills that netted him 10 interceptions through three years. Between Kazee and Grant, Dallas would have some great options for the pivotal free safety role in their new scheme.
45. Jacksonville Jaguars (from MIN) - Levi Onwuzurike, DT - Washington
46. New England Patriots - Daviyon Nixon, DT - Iowa
47. Los Angeles Chargers - Ronnie Perkins, EDGE - Oklahoma
48. Las Vegas Raiders - Javonte Williams, RB - North Carolina
49. Arizona Cardinals - Rondale Moore, WR - Purdue
50. Miami Dolphins - Creed Humphrey, C - Oklahoma
51. Washington Football Team - Asante Samuel Jr., CB - Florida State
52. Chicago Bears - Kyle Trask, QB - Florida
53. Tennessee Titans - Joseph Ossai, EDGE - Texas
54. Indianapolis Colts - Amari Rodgers, WR - Clemson
55. Pittsburgh Steelers - Jalen Mayfield, OT - Michigan
56. Seattle Seahawks - Elijah Molden, CB - Washington
57. Los Angeles Rams - Joe Tryon, EDGE - Washington
58. Baltimore Ravens - Jamar Johnson, S - Indiana
59. Cleveland Browns - Ifeatu Melifonwu, CB - Syracuse
60. New Orleans Saints - Chatarius Atwell, WR - Louisville
61. Buffalo Bills - Pat Freiermuth, TE - Penn State
62. Green Bay Packers - Alex Leatherwood, OT - Alabama
63. Kansas City Chiefs - Jabril Cox, LB - LSU
64. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Jamin Davis, LB - Kentucky
65. Jacksonville Jaguars - Landon Dickerson, C - Alabama
66. New York Jets - Trey Smith, OG - Tennessee
67. Houston Texans - Janarius Robinson, EDGE - Florida State
68. Atlanta Falcons - Brevin Jordan, TE - Miami
69. Cincinnati Bengals - Tommy Tremble, TE - Notre Dame
70. Philadelphia Eagles - Hunter Long, TE - Boston College
71. Denver Broncos - Hamsah Nasirildeen, S - Florida State
72. Detroit Lions - Pete Werner, LB - Ohio State
73. Carolina Panthers - Brady Christensen, OT - BYU
74. Washington Football Team (from SF) - D’Wayne Eskridge, WR - Western Michigan
75. Dallas Cowboys - Carlos Basham Jr., EDGE - Wake Forest
Dan Quinn’s tenure in Atlanta revealed a lot about his approach to building a defense, namely that he prioritized coverage and pass rush. The Cowboys have DeMarcus Lawrence and Randy Gregory already, and they brought in Tarell Basham along the edge too. Now they add his cousin, Carlos Basham Jr. This Basham is an ideal fit in Quinn’s scheme, and his power rushing skills - which yielded 20 sacks in three years at Wake Forest - would make for a great contrast between Gregory’s overwhelming athleticism.
76. New York Giants - Nico Collins, WR - Michigan
77. Los Angeles Chargers - Jackson Carman, OT - Clemson
78. Minnesota Vikings - James Hudson, OT - Cincinnati
79. Las Vegas Raiders (from AZ) - Milton Williams, DT - Louisiana Tech
80. Las Vegas Raiders - Josh Myers, C - Ohio State
81. Miami Dolphins - Payton Turner, EDGE - Houston
82. Washington Football Team - Tyson Campbell, CB - Georgia
83. Chicago Bears - Spencer Brown, OT - Northern Iowa
84. Philadelphia Eagles (from IND) - Kellen Mond, QB - Texas A&M
85. Tennessee Titans - Ar’Darius Washington, S - TCU
86. New York Jets (from SEA) - Shaun Wade, CB - Ohio State
87. Pittsburgh Steelers - Chazz Surratt, LB - North Carolina
88. Los Angeles Rams - D’Ante Smith, OT - East Carolina
89. Cleveland Browns - Tommy Togiai, DT - Ohio State
90. Minnesota Vikings (from BAL) - Gregory Rousseau, EDGE - Miami
91. Cleveland Browns (from NO) - Cameron McGrone, LB - Michigan
92. Green Bay Packers - Dyami Brown, WR - North Carolina
93. Buffalo Bills - Amon-Ra St. Brown, WR - USC
94. Kansas City Chiefs - Quinn Meinerz, OG - Wisconsin-Whitewater
95. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Tylan Wallace, WR - Oklahoma State
96. New England Patriots - Demetric Felton, RB - UCLA
97. Los Angeles Chargers - Aaron Banks, OG - Notre Dame
98. New Orleans Saints - Paulson Adebo, CB - Stanford
99. Dallas Cowboys - Marlon Tuipulotu, DT - USC
The Cowboys double-dipped on coverage players and now double-dip on pass rush with Marlon Tuipulotu. They already have some promising young defensive tackles in Trysten Hill and Neville Gallimore, but Tuipulotu offers great athleticism when rushing up the middle, and his value as a run defender is something this defense was sorely missing last year. He’ll figure into a very deep rotation at defensive tackle for Dallas in year one.
100. Tennessee Titans - Robert Hainsey, OT - Notre Dame
101. Detroit Lions (from LAR) - Benjamin St-Juste, CB - Minnesota
102. San Francisco 49ers - Michael Carter, RB - North Carolina
103. Los Angeles Rams - Ben Cleveland, OG - Georgia
104. Baltimore Ravens - Frank Darby, WR - Arizona State
105. New Orleans Saints - Jay Tufele, DT - USC
106. Jacksonville Jaguars - Olaijah Griffin, CB - USC
107. New York Jets - Andre Cisco, S - Syracuse
108. Atlanta Falcons - Quincy Roche, EDGE - Miami
109. Houston Texans - Keith Taylor, CB - Washington
110. Cleveland Browns (from PHI) - Jordan Smith, EDGE - UAB
111. Cincinnati Bengals - Deonte Brown, OG - Alabama
112. Detroit Lions - Tyler Shelvin, DT - LSU
113. Carolina Panthers - Jaylen Twyman, DT - Pitt
114. Denver Broncos - Victor Dimukeje, EDGE - Duke
115. Dallas Cowboys - Walker Little, OT - Stanford
The Cowboys learned the hard way last year what happens when you don’t have good depth on the offensive line. And while it seems like Tyron Smith and La’el Collins are both on track to return next season, it would be prudent to figure out a succession plan going forward, especially for Smith. Walker Little seems ideal for that plan. Little was once a surefire first-round prospect, but his 2019 season was cut short due to injury and he decided to opt out of the 2020 season, so his stock has tumbled quite a bit. Little won’t have to play right away in Dallas and can thus focus on getting back into the shape that once had scouts buzzing about his potential to become an elite left tackle in the NFL.
116. New York Giants - Trill Williams, CB - Syracuse
117. San Francisco 49ers - Hamilcar Rashed Jr., EDGE - Oregon State
118. Los Angeles Chargers - Sage Surratt, WR - Wake Forest
119. Minnesota Vikings - Kendrick Green, OG - Illinois
120. New England Patriots - Israel Mukuamu, CB - South Carolina
121. Las Vegas Raiders - Adetokunbo Ogundeji, EDGE - Notre Dame
122. New England Patriots (from AZ) - Dylan Moses, LB - Alabama
123. Philadelphia Eagles (from MIA) - Alim McNeill, DT - NC State
124. Washington Football Team - Kenneth Gainwell, RB - Memphis
125. Minnesota Vikings (from CHI) - Ambry Thomas, CB - Michigan
126. Tennessee Titans - Cameron Sample, EDGE - Tulane
127. Indianapolis Colts - Seth Williams, WR - Auburn
128. Pittsburgh Steelers - Trey Sermon, RB - Ohio State
129. Seattle Seahawks - David Moore, OG - Grambling
130. Jacksonville Jaguars (from LAR) - Rhamondre Stevenson, RB - Oklahoma
131. Baltimore Ravens - Marvin Wilson, DT - Florida State
132. Cleveland Browns - Tariq Thompson, S - SDSU
133. New Orleans Saints - Talanoa Hufanga, S - USC
134. Minnesota Vikings (from BUF) - James Wiggins, S - Cincinnati
135. Green Bay Packers - Kary Vincent Jr., CB - LSU
136. Kansas City Chiefs - Kenny Yeboah, TE - Ole Miss
137. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Dayo Odeyingbo, EDGE - Vanderbilt
138. Dallas Cowboys - Charles Snowden, LB - Virginia
When the Cowboys added Keanu Neal with the idea of playing him at linebacker, it was clear that Dan Quinn wants tough linebackers who can cover. Neither Jaylon Smith (75.9% completion rate allowed the last three years) nor Leighton Vander Esch (missed 13 games the last two seasons) fit that bill, but Charles Snowden does. His insane length and play style seem custom made for a Quinn defense, and landing him this late in the draft is a massive coup.
139. New England Patriots - Trey Hill, C - Georgia
140. Pittsburgh Steelers - Osa Odighizuwa, DT - UCLA
141. Los Angeles Rams - Rodarius Williams, CB - Oklahoma State
142. Green Bay Packers - Monty Rice, LB - Georgia
143. Minnesota Vikings - Darius Stills, DT - West Virginia
144. Kansas City Chiefs - Bobby Brown III, DT - Texas A&M
145. Jacksonville Jaguars - Patrick Jones II, EDGE - Pitt
146. New York Jets - Dez Fitzpatrick, WR - Louisville
147. Houston Texans - Dazz Newsome, WR - North Carolina
148. Atlanta Falcons - Richard LeCounte III, S - Georgia
149. Cincinnati Bengals - Tre Brown, CB - Oklahoma
150. Philadelphia Eagles - Kylin Hill, RB - Mississippi State
151. Carolina Panthers - Kylen Granson, TE - SMU
152. Denver Broncos - Daelin Hayes, EDGE - Notre Dame
153. New York Giants - Chuba Hubbard, RB - Oklahoma State
154. Detroit Lions - John Bates, RB - Boise State
155. San Francisco 49ers - Sadarius Hutcherson, OG - South Carolina
156. Miami Dolphins (from DAL) - Adrian Ealy, OT - Oklahoma
157. Minnesota Vikings - Davis Mills, QB - Stanford
158. Houston Texans (from NE) - Tedarrell Slaton, DT - Florida
159. Los Angeles Chargers - Joshuah Bledsoe, S - Missouri
160. Arizona Cardinals - Bryce Thompson, CB - Tennessee
161. Buffalo Bills (from LV) - Shakur Brown, CB - Michigan State
162. Las Vegas Raiders (from MIA) - Deommodore Lenoir, CB - Oregon
163. Washington Football Team - Tre’ McKitty, TE - Georgia
164. Chicago Bears - Rashad Weaver, EDGE - Pitt
165. Indianapolis Colts - Tony Fields II, LB - West Virginia
166. Tennessee Titans - LaBryan Ray, DT - Alabama
167. Seattle Seahawks - Pro Wells, TE - TCU
168. Minnesota Vikings (from PIT) - Kuony Deng, LB - California
169. Cleveland Browns (from LAR) - Tommy Kraemer, OG - Notre Dame
170. Jacksonville Jaguars (from CLE) - Darrick Forrest, S - Cincinnati
171. Baltimore Ravens - Derrick Barnes, LB - Purdue
172. San Francisco 49ers (from NO) - Anthony Schwartz, WR - Auburn
173. Green Bay Packers - Caden Sterns, S - Texas
174. Buffalo Bills - Javian Hawkins, RB - Louisville
175. Kansas City Chiefs - Dan Moore Jr., OT - Texas A&M
176. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Drew Himmelman, OT - Illinois State
177. New England Patriots - Chauncey Golston, EDGE - Iowa
178. Green Bay Packers - Jack Anderson, OG - Texas Tech
179. Dallas Cowboys - Ihmir Smith-Marsette, WR - Iowa
Fans may not like this, but it’s a fact: the Cowboys will have to make a decision about their receiving corps next offseason. The decision not to restructure Amari Cooper’s contract strongly hints that they’ll choose between him and the expiring rookie deal of Michael Gallup. Either way, Dallas is gearing up to lose a receiver, so drafting a replacement this year seems smart given how deep this class is. Ihmir Smith-Marsette was a playmaker in every sense of the word for Iowa, but a struggling offense and an injury to end the year has kept him under the radar. Smith-Marsette offers a similar skill set to Lamb in terms of athleticism and versatility, and the two of them together would be deadly under Kellen Moore’s watch.
180. San Francisco 49ers - Tyree Gillespie, S - Missouri
181. Kansas City Chiefs - Jonathon Cooper, EDGE - Ohio State
182. Atlanta Falcons - Marlon Williams, WR - UCF
183. Atlanta Falcons - Pooka Williams, RB - Kansas
184. Baltimore Ravens - Rachad Wildgoose Jr., CB - Wisconsin
185. Los Angeles Chargers (from JAX) - Miller Forristal, TE - Alabama
186. New York Jets - Drake Jackson, C - Kentucky
187. Atlanta Falcons - Reed Blankenship, S - Middle Tennessee State
188. New England Patriots (from HOU) - Elerson Smith, EDGE - Northern Iowa
189. Philadelphia Eagles - Shi Smith, WR - South Carolina
190. Cincinnati Bengals - Divine Deablo, S - Virginia Tech
191. Denver Broncos - Jamie Newman, QB - Georgia
192. Dallas Cowboys (from DET) - Khyiris Tonga, DT - BYU
The Cowboys have already taken moves to shore up their run defense in the trenches, tendering Antwaun Woods and signing Brent Urban. There is still more work to be done, and adding the massive Khyiris Tonga - measured at 6’4” and 322 pounds - would help. Tonga is mostly a nose tackle who offers value on rushing downs, which is why he’s still available at this point in the draft. But Dallas has already learned what happens when you don’t have those kinds of guys, and they can’t afford to make the same mistake again.
193. Carolina Panthers - Robert Jones, OG - Middle Tennessee State
194. San Francisco 49ers - Thomas Graham Jr., CB - Oregon
195. Houston Texans (from DAL) - Nick Eubanks, TE - Michigan
196. New York Giants - Joshua Ross, LB - Michigan
197. New England Patriots - Jaret Patterson, RB - Buffalo
198. Los Angeles Chargers - Khalil Herbert, RB - Virginia Tech
199. Minnesota Vikings - Tony Poljan, TE - Virginia
200. Las Vegas Raiders - Garrett Wallow, LB - TCU
201. New York Giants (from AZ) - Shaka Toney, EDGE - Penn State
202. Cincinnati Bengals (from MIA) - Jermar Jefferson, RB - Oregon State
203. Houston Texans (from WFT) - Josh Sills, OG - Oklahoma State
204. Chicago Bears - Justin Hilliard, LB - Ohio State
205. Tennessee Titans - Brady White, QB - Memphis
206. Indianapolis Colts - Patrick Johnson, EDGE - Tulane
207. Kansas City Chiefs (from PIT) - Tay Gowan, CB - UCF
208. Miami Dolphins (from SEA) - Carlo Kemp, DT - Michigan
209. Los Angeles Rams - Noah Gray, TE - Duke
210. Baltimore Ravens - Jaylon Moore, OT - Western Michigan
211. Cleveland Browns - Sam Ehlinger, QB - Texas
212. Houston Texans (from NO) - Christian Uphoff, S - Illinois State
213. Buffalo Bills - Damar Hamlin, S - Pitt
214. Green Bay Packers - Chris Evans, RB - Michigan
215. Tennessee Titans (from KC) - Shaun Beyer, TE - Iowa
216. Pittsburgh Steelers (from TB) - Joshua Kaindoh, EDGE - Florida State
217. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Naquan Jones, DT - Michigan State
218. New Orleans Saints - Cary Angeline, TE - NC State
219. Atlanta Falcons - Marco Wilson, CB - Florida
220. Green Bay Packers - Luke Farrell, TE - Ohio State
221. Chicago Bears - Drew Dalman, C - Stanford
222. Carolina Panthers - Paris Ford, S - Pitt
223. Arizona Cardinals (from AZ) - Elijah Mitchell, RB - Louisiana
224. Philadelphia Eagles - Jake Curhan, OG - California
225. Philadelphia Eagles - Aashari Crosswell, S - Arizona State
226. Carolina Panthers - KJ Britt, LB - Auburn
227. Dallas Cowboys - Camryn Bynum, CB - California
At this point in the draft you’re mostly looking for depth guys and special teams contributors, and that’s why Camryn Bynum is the pick. He offers the frame to be a corner in this defense and he brings plenty of experience as a four-year starter. Bynum shouldn’t be counted on as a starting cornerback, but he the has athleticism and physicality that is needed for special teams work. Both Dan Quinn and John Fassel will love this pick.
228. Chicago Bears - Paddy Fisher, LB - Northwestern
229. New Orleans Saints (from JAX) - Brenden Jaimes, OT - Nebraska
230. San Francisco 49ers (from NYJ) - Cole Van Lanen, OT - Wisconsin
231. Miami Dolphins (from HOU) - Grant Stuard, LB - Houston
232. Tennessee Titans (from ATL) - Alaric Jackson, OT - Iowa
233. Houston Texans (from CIN) - KJ Costello, QB - Mississippi State
234. Philadelphia Eagles - Josh Ball, OT - Marshall
235. Cincinnati Bengals (from DET) - Manny Rugamba, CB - Miami (OH)
236. Buffalo Bills (from CAR) - Tristen Hoge, OG - BYU
237. Denver Broncos - Jimmy Morrissey, C - Pitt
238. Dallas Cowboys - Zac Thomas, QB - Appalachian State
Mike McCarthy has been pretty open about his desire to take quarterbacks late in the draft with the intent of developing them and flipping for more draft capital later on. They tried it with Ben DiNucci, and might try it again this year. If so, Zac Thomas is a great target. He helped guide Appalachian State through the best stretch of its football program and has a similar playing style to Dak Prescott. He played at a much lower level of competition, which is why he’s a seventh-round pick and not a fourth-round pick, but Thomas has the kind of skills to wow in preseason for a few years while serving as a solid backup option. Just what McCarthy wants.
239. Denver Broncos (from NYG) - Josh Imatorbhebhe, WR - Illinois
240. Philadelphia Eagles (from SF) - Tuf Borland, LB - Ohio State
241. Los Angeles Chargers - Mustafa Johnson, DT - Colorado
242. New England Patriots - Ben Petrula, OT - Boston College
243. Arizona Cardinals - Wyatt Hubert, OT - Kansas State
244. Washington Football Team (from LV) - Forrest Merrill, DT - Arkansas State
245. Pittsburgh Steelers (from MIA) - Landon Young, OT - Kentucky
246. Washington Football Team - Simi Fehoko, WR - Stanford
247. Arizona Cardinals (from CHI) - Ta’Quon Graham, DT - Texas
248. Indianapolis Colts - Lorenzo Neal, DT - Purdue
249. Jacksonville Jaguars (from TEN) - Matt Bushman, TE - BYU
250. Seattle Seahawks - Malcolm Koonce, EDGE - Buffalo
251. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (from PIT) - Jamien Sherwood, S - Auburn
252. Los Angeles Rams - Buddy Johnson, LB - Texas A&M
253. Denver Broncos (from CLE) - DJ Daniel, CB - Georgia
254. Pittsburgh Steelers (from BAL) - Feleipe Franks, QB - Arkansas
255. New Orleans Saints - Erroll Thompson, LB - Mississippi State
256. Green Bay Packers - Antjuan Simmons, LB - Michigan State
257. Cleveland Browns (from BUF) - Jordon Scott, DT - Oregon
258. Kansas City Chiefs - TJ Vasher, WR - Texas Tech
259. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Shane Buechele, QB - SMU