Cowboys overcome terrible Trey Lance trade in 7-round 2024 mock draft

The Cowboys load up on picks in this trade-filled 7-round mock draft
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Round 2, Pick 66 (From Arizona): Trey Benson, RB, Florida State

Trade: Cowboys trade pick 56 to the Arizona Cardinals for pick 66 in Round 2 and pick 104 in Round 4

Again, we trade back from No. 56 which won't be popular. However, the Cowboys land a pick right outside of the top 100, which makes it well worth dropping back 10 spots in the second round. They also still land a potential day-one starter in Trey Benson from Florida State.

Built for the NFL at 6-foot-1 and 223 pounds, Benson ran a 4.39 in the 40-yard dash to prove he's more than a power back. He was the focal point of the Seminoles' offense with 905 yards and 14 touchdowns in 2023. He stated before the draft that Dallas ran a similar scheme to what FSU did, making this a seamless transition.

Round 3, Pick 87: Jeremiah Trotter, Jr., LB, Clemson

With Leighton Vander Esch retiring due to his neck injury, the Cowboys need to add more depth to their linebacker corps. They're hopeful DeMarvion Overshown will help but they have yet to see him in a regular season game. That's why they should continue to add talent, especially when it falls into their lap.

That's what happens here as Jeremiah Trotter, Jr. is still on the board. The son of the former Eagles linebacker, the younger Trotter developed into a well-rounded player for the Tigers. Known for his high football IQ and discipline, Trotter could develop into a starter even without elite speed for the position.