We’ve talked about the NFL Draft for long enough now. The time is almost upon us with the NFL Draft approaching for the Dallas Cowboys in less than 24 hours. This will be the only mock draft and what better time for it to be published then right before the draft. In this mock there will be no trades, just selections for rounds one through six.
Pick 1.04: Jalen Ramsey, DB, Florida State
The Dallas Cowboys thought they would solve most of their secondary issues last year when they selected Byron Jones in the first round a season ago. While he did improve the secondary they were still prone to the big play. Ramsey helps resolve this issue. Coupled with Jones, they can form a dynamic duo on the back end. Both players offer position flexibility to cover or play in the box. The starting secondary would look like Brandon Carr, Mo Claiborne, Orlando Scandrick, Jones and Ramsey.
Pick 2.34: Jonathan Bullard, DL, Florida
Once again the Cowboys raid the state of Florida to help their defense. Bullard much like Ramsey offers some position flexibility on defense. He can play inside at the 3 tech or rush from the outside. Bullard was a menace for that Gators defense. He is quick off the snap and has that speed, strength combination that makes him even more valuable. The Cowboys look to go defensive line with looming suspensions of both Randy Gregory and DeMarcus Lawrence to start the 2016 season.
Pick 3.67: Dak Prescott, QB, Mississippi State
There is an obvious need for a backup quarterback and hopeful future heir for Tony Romo. The team is very familiar with Prescott from meeting with him, playing in the Senior Bowl and their workouts with him. Prescott is a guy that many feel is a career backup but an immediate upgrade to Kellen Moore as QB2.
Pick 4.101: Tyrone Holmes, DE, Montana
The Cowboys double dip at a position of need on defense. Holmes did play FCS competition but he showed that he has what it takes in the NFL. Holmes can immediately take on a rotational role to help this defensive line that is thin at the ends. His motor would have coach Rod Marinelli smiling if he actually every smiled.
Pick 4.135: Jonathan Williams, RB, Arkansas
Williams didn’t get the chance to play in the 2015 season following a foot injury. He is one of the most intriguing backs in this class. Williams is a finisher and one who will thrive behind this line. With the combination of Williams and newly signed Alfred Morris, Darren McFadden’s days here are numbed.
Pick 6.189: Glenn Gronkowski, FB, Kansas State
The Cowboys have a hole at the fullback position that this team obviously like to incorporate in the offense. Gronkowski has the bloodlines for the NFL being the younger brother of Rob and former Cowboy Chris. Tyler Clutts not in the immediate plans so Gronkowski fits here in the sixth.
Pick 6.212: Jakeem Grant, WR, Texas Tech
Grant is a tough guy to keep up with in space. As CBS Sports Dane Brugler described, trying to tackle Grant is like trying to tackle smoke. He had some issues with drops but he is as dynamic a player as there is. He would immediately put pressure on Lucky Whitehead. While Lance Dunbar tries to recover from injury these two could take on some his role.
Pick 6.216: Isaac Seumalo, OG, Oregon State
The Cowboys are very deep on the offensive line but what they are missing is a backup center. Seumalo can definitely fill that hole left by Mackenzie Bernadeau. He provides depth at both center and guard. If Cowboys move Ronald Leary they would have the next man up already in play.
Pick 6.217: Greg Milhouse Jr, DT, Campbell
Milhouse is a guy I think could work his way into the rotation after Cedric Thornton, both Crawford’s and possibly Bullard. He provides more depth and has a fighting chance to make the roster. He would definitely benefit from being coached up by Marinelli.