Cowboys add fireworks on offense in 7-round 2024 mock draft

The Dallas Cowboys go heavy on offense in this 7-round mock and it could lead to an explosive offense
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Round 6, Pick 213: Trey Taylor, S, Air Force

With Jayron Kearse potentially leaving in free agency, the Cowboys could use more depth at safety. They're likely going to get more snaps for Juanyeh Thomas and Israel Mukuamu — and should put Markquese Bell back at safety as well — but that doesn't mean they shouldn't keep developing players behind them.

That's the plan with Trey Taylor who spent the past four seasons playing for the Air Force. Taylor began his career as a running back but converted to safety, which made sense considering his bloodlines. Taylor is a distant cousin of Ed Reed, the Hall of Fame safety who spent the majority of his career with the Baltimore Ravens.

Taylor, listed at 6-foot-0 and 210 pounds, proved to be capable against both the run and the pass. He had six picks over the past three seasons as well as 205 tackles — 11 of which went for a loss. During his final campaign, he surrendered just one touchdown in coverage while recording three interceptions, returning one for a score.

His path to the roster as a rookie is special teams but there's no reason to think he can't develop as well as Thomas and Bell have. Taylor will need to prove he can hang with elite talent after playing for Air Force but he's well worth the late-round selection.