Cowboys 7-round 2024 NFL Mock Draft after losing Tyron Smith

The Cowboys have a lot of needs but not enough picks to fill them all

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Round 7, Pick 233: Jase McClellan, RB, Alabama

Dallas doubles up on running backs by taking Jase McClellan from Alabama in the seventh round. Again, their depth chart looks rought at this point so they need to try and bring in as much competition as they can to figure out how to distribute the load.

McClellan is a 221-pound back who didn't get much attention early in his career. He finally came on strong over the final two seasons with 655 yards in 2022 and 890 in 2023. Considered a three-down back, McClellan doesn't have breakaway speed but he has enough juice to pick up the necessary yards. More importantly, he has above-average vision which helps him hit the hole and take the yards that are there.

Round 7, Pick 244: Evan Anderson, DT, FAU

Ideally, Dallas will give up the deranged notion that Mazi Smith should play 3-tech at around 300 pounds. They need to let him get back to the 330-pound weight he had at Michigan and be the 1-tech that made him a Round 1 pick.

Even if that happens, they need some depth at nose tackle which is where Evan Anderson fits. The Florida Atlantic product is a unit at 6-foot-3 and 356 pounds. He recorded 148 tackles with 20 going for a loss — and added 7.0 sacks. This was done in Conference USA and then the American Conference, so he needs to prove he can hold up against NFL-level talent.

Still, the final rounds are all about finding traits to work with, and who doesn't want a 350-pound run-stuffer to develop?

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