The 2020 NFL Draft is two Thursdays away. On April 23, the Dallas Cowboys usher in new blood to reboot the new decade. Let’s run a mock draft!
The NFL Draft is almost here. Last week, I pulled down a four-round mock draft, curating four players to become part of the Dallas Cowboys family. Before we run another mock draft, let’s review my previous 2020 NFL rookie class.
1. K’Lavon Chaisson | LSU | Edge | 17th overall
2. Antoine Winfield | Minnesota | Safety | 51st overall
3. Lloyd Cushenberry III | LSU | Center | 82nd overall
4. Thaddeus Moss | LSU | Tight end | 123rd overall
Now, I didn’t vote for a wide receiver or cornerback on my first trip. Allow me to defend my results, as this decision seemed to make some cringe. Deep breaths.
Let’s tackle the center and cornerback positions. The absence of Byron Jones, who jetted over to the Miami Dolphins for a mega-contract, is a major void in the cornerback’s room. I get it. But I do believe the Dallas Cowboys have studs already on the roster, namely Jourdan Lewis and Chidobe Awuzie.
Sure, Awuzie took a step back in 2019, but honestly, couldn’t we stay that much about everyone on the defense? And with Lewis on the roster, I believe he is primed for stardom. In 2019, he made his snaps count and I am looking forward to his leap this year. On top of that, the Dallas Cowboys are ushering in a new defensive regime, which is a breath of fresh air for many.
So, I stand by my decisions to grab a safety in the second round to bolster the defensive backs unit. I truly believe the Travis Frederick void is a major one in Big D. It’s important to provide nutrients to the team’s greatest strength: the running attack. The Cowboys have resources and dollars on the front line. They must spend on maintenance in this area, so it’s crucial to weave assets into the overall running scheme.
America’s Team is built this way, and whether you agree with it or not, the DNA revolves around running back Ezekiel Elliott. By providing ammo on the offensive line, the Cowboys ensure a maddening running attack for opponents and let’s not forget, playing keep away is still a strong defensive strategy that sucks the air out of opponents.
Well, alrighty then! Let’s get into this week’s 2020 NFL Mock Draft, version 2.0. Just a few notes on the mock draft. With the four picks, I cannot trade or swap picks. When I am on the clock, I have to fire away.
With the 17th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys select …