While the Dallas Cowboys are back at The Star working on free agency and draft plans, it’s time to drop the post combine mock draft. I give you mock 3.0.
But, with the NFL Scouting Combine now complete they’ve retreated back to The Star to continue working on the draft and free agency plans. So, it’s time to keep the mock train going and take another shot at guessing how they are going to approach the draft.
Now please remember these are just my assumptions and things could change for the Cowboys depending on what they do before the draft in free agency. So without further ado here is the post-combine mock draft.
With the 17th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys select …
C.J. Henderson, Cornerback – Florida
Career Stats: 30 games played, 93 total tackles, 8 tackles for loss, 4 Sacks, 6 interceptions, 2 forced fumbles, and 20 passes defended
This pick has finally changed for me, I was holding out hope that the Dallas Cowboys were going to try to keep cornerback Byron Jones. That has changed with reports coming out that the Cowboys are going to let Jones hit the open market, so now the Cowboys have to find his replacement. They could do it in free agency but I believe it will happen through the NFL Draft.
CJ Henderson is a player that from a physical standpoint matches Jones, he’s tall and big bodied for a cornerback which means he has the ability to cover the more physical receivers in the league just like Jones was able too. He also showed that he has the speed to keep up with the faster receivers as well running 4.39 at the NFL Combine. You combine his speed and strength with his ability to play press man coverage and you have a player that can make an immediate impact on the football field for the Cowboys.
Henderson will need to work on his run support tackling but his play making ability in the passing game will be hard to overlook.
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