Cowboys put recent draft pick on hot seat in post-combine 7-round mock draft

The Cowboys don't make a splash in this post-combine mock draft but they add several potential starters

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Round 5, Pick 173: Curtis Jacobs, LB, Penn State

With Leighton Vander Esch likely retiring due to a lingering neck injury, the Cowboys are in need of another heavy-hitter at linebacker. They find that in Round 5 with Curtis Jacobs from Penn State.

Jacobs stands 6-foot-1 and 241 pounds and is a weapon against the run game. Scouting reports say he has "average" range but his 4.58 in the 40-yard dash is proof he can run. The real hold-up is likely his comfort and lack of trust in his instincts. Get those corrected and he could be a steal in Round 5.

Round 6, Pick 213: Andrew Raym, C, Oklahoma

Tyler Biadasz is another pending free agent and that means the Cowboys could find themselves looking for a new center. There's a chance they could look at Zach Frazier from West Virginia in the first round or Sedrick Van Pran in the second but with more pressing needs, they went elsewhere in this mock.

That means they'll likely need to re-sign Biadasz for at least one season or look to an outside free agent.

They can still bring in a rookie to develop, which leads to the selection of Andrew Raym of Oklahoma. He won't wow anyone with his plat but he understands leverage and has a high football IQ. Might take some time to develop but that's what late-round picks are for.