The calendar has flipped over to March. For the Dallas Cowboys, the target points at the 2021 NFL Draft, which begins on April 21. If you ask me, the decisions that are made during those days will be the biggest of head coach Mike McCarthy and owner Jerry Jones to date.
As you know, the Cowboys went big in the 2020 NFL Draft. Dallas found their future card in wide receiver CeeDee Lamb. But the defense was left outside in the cold weather, stuck with a hefty bill. It’s clear that Big D needs change, and it has to happen fast.
This is where Dallas ownership and leadership right the ship. If the organization cannot address the needs on defense, which was historically comical last season, then the light on Big D could be dimmed for the next few years.
So, it’s no surprise that in my first 2021 NFL Mock Draft, I completely went all-in on the defense. I had to give myself a little nudge. Cause we both know the Dallas Cowboys aren’t going to go all defense. But at the very least, can Mr. Jones finally address the safety position?
Look, I get that the Cowboys need to shuffle a few pieces here and there on a declining offensive line. Of course, the Dallas Cowboys still need to sign Dak Prescott to a long-term deal to solidify the most important positions in all of the sports. So yeah, there’s that.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to turn on the television just to witness a comedic show every Sunday afternoon. Let’s face it: That was the Dallas Cowboys defense in 2020. A flat-out joke.
All right, folks, let’s get into the 2021 NFL Mock Draft. I ran a four-rounder, which meant I got to draft six total players, which included two extra compensatory picks. Let’s a draft!