Cowboys rebound following controversial trade in 7-round mock draft

Addressing the Dallas Cowboys needs in the 2024 mock draft: offensive line, running back, safety, and defensive tackle.

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Round 5, Pick 174 (Comp Pick): Edefuan Ulofoshio, LB, Washington

Dallas had a lack of talented linebackers on the roster which is why Markquese Bell spent the year playing the position. They hope to have DeMarvion Overshown back in 2024 and were encouraged by his play in camp and the preseason as a rookie. He will pair with Damone Clark but they can't count on Leighton Vander Esch being healthy — and he might need to retire following his latest neck injury.

That's why they add more depth with Edefuan Ulofoshio from Washington. Listed at 6-1 and 235 pounds, Ulofoshio spent six years in the NCAA and finally developed into a weapon in 2023. He recorded 94 tackles, three sacks, and a pick-six for the Huskies. He was a stud both in pass coverage as well as when asked to rush the passer making him an excellent weapon for this defense.

His age and lack of production outside of 2023 will keep him from going early but in Round 5, the upside is too good to pass up.

Round 6, Pick 212 (Comp Pick): Andrew Raym, C, Oklahoma

Tyler Biadasz could be leaving in free agency which is why the Cowboys need to be scouting their next potential center. With no one standing out earlier in the draft, they land Andrew Raym in Round 6. Raym, who is an effective pass-blocker doesn't come in as a polished product.

He had issues with snaps at times and doesn't have a ton of experience. Dallas was able to turn Biadasz into a decent starter despite his concerns at Wisconsin and perhaps they can figure it out again with this Day 3 selection. Of course, this means they'll either need to re-sign Biadasz short-term or bring in a bridge starter, but Raym could develop into a starter in time.

Round 7, Pick 245: Donte Kent, CB, Central Michigan

At 5-11 and 185 pounds, Donte Kent is slightly undersized for the cornerback position. He also played for Central Michigan, meaning he wasn't facing elite talent. Even so, he's a player to watch in this class due to his versatility and toughness.

Kent played all over the field including the slot, in deep coverage as a safety, and on the boundaries. He excelled everywhere but was especially good in run support. Dallas feels good about the corners they have, especially if they can bring back Stephon Gilmore, but Kent could be a player worth developing behind their stars.

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