The 2021 NFL Draft starts tonight. And the Dallas Cowboys will be looking to add some future superstars to their roster. Selecting 10th overall, in a draft that is shaping up to be quarterback heavy early on, the Cowboys should be in a good spot to grab the best defensive player on their board or a stud offensive lineman.
Although, no one knows how the Cowboys draft board will shape up. I am sure they can find starting-caliber players within the first three rounds of this draft. Without further ado, here is my three-round mock draft for the Dallas Cowboys.
First Round (10th overall)- Jaycee Horn, Cornerback, South Carolina
2020 stats: seven games played, 16 total tackles, six passes defended, two interceptions
The top need on Dallas’ board should be cornerback because according to teamrankings, they allowed 11.1 yards per completion last season, which ranked 26th in the NFL. Likewise, they gave up 2.1 passing touchdowns per game which ranked tied for 30th in the NFL.
Also, the Cowboys’ 10 interceptions last year tied them for 28th in the league. Drafting talented defensive backs is something the Cowboys have struggled with for years.
The last Pro Bowl defensive back they drafted was Byron Jones in 2015. Since then Jones has left the team in free agency and has since been chasing the next shutdown corner.
South Carolina’s Jaycee Horn, has the physical makeup and tenacious approach to become a number one corner in the NFL. Dallas will most likely be choosing between Horn or Alabama’s Patrick Surtain II to be their first-round selection.
Horn tested very well at his pro-day showing off his athleticism with a 4.39 40-yard dash, 41.5- inch vertical jump, and 11 feet, 1-inch broad jump.
Dallas can not afford to miss on their first-round pick and I believe Horn would be a slam-dunk selection.