The Dallas Cowboys have their coaching staff in place and now they turn their sights on the NFL Combine. So let’s kick off my second mock of the offseason.
The Dallas Cowboys coaching staff led by new head coach Mike McCarthy have been hiding away, working on their strategy on how they will attack their first draft with the Cowboys. Picking the brain of Vice president of player personnel Will McClay who’s been working around the clock to find the best fits for what they feel this team needs to get to a Super Bowl.
And with the NFL Combine a few weeks away it’s time for me to drop my second mock draft of the offseason, the pre-combine mock draft.
With the 17th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys select …
Grant Delpit, Safety – LSU
Career Stats: 40 games played, 190 total tackles, 17.5 tackles for loss, 7 Sacks, 8 interceptions, 24 passes defended
This pick hasn’t changed for me, I still see the defensive coordinator Mike Nolan wanting a game-changer at the safety position. And now that the Dallas Cowboys saw what safety Tyrann Mathieu was able to do in the Super Bowl, I believe it solidified their thoughts that Delpit is their guy if he’s there at 17 for them.
He plays the same style of game as Mathieu in his ability to cover multiple positions, rush the passer, and create takeaways on the back end of the defense. Don’t worry about the reports about his problems tackling, Delpit was injured this year, played through it and still had a productive season.
All things Nolan is looking to bring to a Cowboys defense that has either ranked at the bottom of last in the league in that category.
NFL Player Comparison: Tyrann Mathieu
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