Dallas Cowboys offense only 7-round 2022 NFL mock draft
The Dallas Cowboys look like they’re going to rely heavily on the 2022 NFL Draft to fill most of the remaining holes on the team. After only signing two outside players in the offseason thus far, America’s team still needs more to fill in spots left by outgoing free agents.
With the departures of Connor Williams and Cedrick Wilson, along with the trade of star receiver Amari Cooper, the Cowboys now have holes specifically in the left guard and wide receiver positions. While the team can rely on Connor McGovern to potentially replace Williams and Ceedee Lamb, Michael Gallup, and new addition James Washington to replace Cooper and Wilson, it would be smart to add in more help and even some guys that can start in place of them.
In this article, we will focus on the offensive gaps. This doesn’t mean there aren’t defensive holes to fill, though. For this, I used The Draft Network’s Mock Draft Machine to simulate a full, seven-round draft in which I selected only offensive players. This obviously isn’t very realistic as they will most likely address the defense as well, but this is a good way to highlight some offensive players throughout all seven rounds that can be brought in.
A Dallas Cowboys offense only 7-round 2022 NFL Mock Draft
Round 1, Pick 24: G Kenyon Green
Earlier this week, Jerry Jones iterated that the Cowboys will be addressing the offensive line with their first pick in the draft unless a Micah Parsons or CeeDee Lamb is on the board.” In this simulation, there was no significant offensive faller so the team opts for the offensive guard route with hometown talent Kenyon Green.
Green is a player who can not only be a plug-and-play guy at the left guard position, but he is also capable of moving to the right guard or right tackle position. This kind of versatility would be fantastic for the Cowboys as the offensive line has lost Williams at the left guard position and the starting right tackle in La’el Collins this offseason.
In a nutshell, the Aggie is a solid pass blocker and an elite run blocker. Along with the ability to become an instant starter, he has the size, tools, and traits to become an all-pro at the guard position. If Green is available at 24, do not be surprised if he is the pick.
Other notable prospects available: WR Chris Olave, WR Treylon Burks, T Bernhard Raimann