With the seventeenth pick in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys select …
WE HAVE A TRADE
Yep, here’s the last twist. In this mock, the Dallas Cowboys bailout of the seventeenth selection for two big reasons. The foremost reason for moving down? All three of their best options were gone.
South Carolina defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw got picked up by the Oakland Raiders at eleven, while LSU pass rusher K’Lavon Chaisson went to Tampa Bay in the thirteenth spot. Atlanta really broke the Dallas Cowboys heart, however, selecting Florida cornerback C.J. Henderson right before them with the 16th overall pick.
In this scenario, the Miami Dolphins were the Dallas Cowboys dance partner. The Cowboys shipped the 17th overall selection to Miami for the 26th overall pick, Miami’s third-round selection (70th overall) and a fourth-round pick in 2021.
Now, with the 26th pick in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys select …
Grant Delpit, S – LSU
This was a tough call as another Bayou Bengal, receiver Justin Jefferson, was still on the board at this spot. So to was another safety, Alabama standout Xavier McKinney. At the end of the day, I went with Delpit because I believe more in his 2018 season than his injury-plagued 2019 campaign.
With Ha Ha Clinton-Dix on board for possibly just one season, Delpit could likely fill the role of fifth defensive back in the Cowboys new 4-2-5 defensive scheme as well as seeing action when Dallas goes into dime situations.