The new NFL season has begun, free agency spending has kicked off around the NFL, and once again the Dallas Cowboys have been quiet and took one on the chin from Randy Gregory who decided to sign with the Denver Broncos. That decision will likely alter Dallas’s draft strategy.
Instead of defensive end being a position they felt good about, the Cowboys must now make it a major priority. That adds to a long list of needs including offensive line, linebacker, and wide receiver. This rollercoaster of an offseason makes things a little tougher for America’s Team heading into the 2022 season.
With major questions still unanswered for this team it’s time to take another look at what could happen in our third mock draft based on the lack of moves made so far in free agency.
An updated 7-round mock draft after the start of Cowboys free agency
With the 24th pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys select …
Kenyon Green, Guard – Texas A&M
Height: 6’4″ Weight: 325lbs
This pick hasn’t changed for me. This team needs a versatile and mean offensive lineman to add to this aging group, especially with La’el Collins becoming a June 1 cut. Green’s ability to play both guard and tackle will really help quarterback Dak Prescott and running back Ezekiel Elliott going forward.
Now that Connor Williams has signed with the Miami Dolphins and a lack of quality starters in free agency, the Cowboys front office should go for an offensive lineman with their first pick. They need someone that gives the potential to stay at left guard or be moved to left tackle once Tyron Smith or the front office decides their needs to be a changing of the guard there.
We know the Cowboys love player flexibility and Green gives them exactly what they want. They just need to hope that Green is still around and another team doesn’t take him like last year with the two cornerbacks being taken ahead of us.
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