The Dallas Cowboys must replace some key members of their 2016 squad. Here’s a seven-round mock draft to help them do it.
Even though the Dallas Cowboys won the NFC East in 2016, they have a ton of work to do to defend their title. While their offense seems set for the foreseeable future, their defense is a huge question mark. That’s before accounting for the Cowboys losing three of the four members of their starting secondary. With a weak pass rush and an empty cupboard in the secondary, Dallas must turn to the NFL draft to solve their issues.
Much like the Philadelphia Eagles, the Cowboys could aim to draft two starting corners. However, due to their other needs, this might not be possible to pull off without neglecting other positions. They also must add some edge help. Dallas would be wise to add some depth to the tight end position with Jason Witten still productive, but undeniably aging. Expect them to draft some offensive line help as well, since the retirement of Doug Free and loss of Ronald Leary hurts a bit.
Dallas has seven picks in the 2017 NFL Draft. They own the 28th, 60th, 92nd, 133rd, 211th, 228th, and 246th picks. Here’s their seven-round mock draft.
The Cowboys have got to find a starting corner early in the draft. While it’s an incredibly deep draft for the secondary, getting one of the top corners is a must for a team which has lost both of their starters. Tre’Davious White is one of the best available in the draft. He was a part of an excellent LSU secondary over the past four seasons, notching six interceptions during the span. White can lock down receivers, which is very important in the NFL. He lacks ideal size, but he can cover the faster receivers and showed impressive lock down ability against everyone he faced.