Dallas Cowboys Mock Draft Roundup 3.0
Throughout the year and leading up to the 2021 NFL draft, we will update our Dallas Cowboys Mock Draft Roundup showing picks for the Dallas Cowboys from several prominent sites and draft analysts.
For a more inclusive lists of mock drafts for the Dallas Cowboys, check out our 2021 Dallas Cowboys Mock Draft Database.
The following are picks in recent mock drafts for the Cowboys:
EDSFootball - Hanson (1/1)
11. Patrick Surtain II, CB, Alabama
Since losing Dak Prescott for the season, the Cowboys are playing their best football heading into Week 17. Two of the team's top four corners -- Jourdan Lewis and Chidobe Awuzie -- are scheduled to become free agents in March. The 2020 SEC Defensive Player of the Year
, Surtain II has an NFL pedigree (father was a three-time Pro Bowl CB) with elite size and length (6-2, 202) and will reunite with former teammate Trevon Diggs in this scenario.
San Diego Union Tribune (12/31)
12. Alex Leatherwood, OT, Alabama
Injuries and age are starting to erode what was once the Cowboys greatest strength, it's offensive line. Leatherwood, a former five-star recruit, has shown he can be equally dominant at right guard or left tackle and was recently named a finalist for the Outland Trophy (best interior lineman).
Touchdown Wire - Schofield (12/31)
11. Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State
The Micah Parsons discussion is going to be fascinating this draft cycle. The Penn State linebacker checks every box you want to see from an off-ball linebacker. He has the size, instincts and explosiveness to be an impact player on the second level, and has also shown some pass-rushing ability that makes him an option to stay on the field on third downs in the NFL.
Yet, off-ball linebackers often do not rise to the top of draft boards. The Dallas Cowboys do have a glaring need at the position, as their linebacker unit struggled this year with injuries and inconsistency. Parsons would be a huge boost to a defense that needs an injection of talent.
PFF - Gayle (12/29)
11. Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida
Drafting a tight end early in the first round isn't great from a positional value perspective, but Pitts doesn't just play tight end. The 6-foot-6, 240-pound Florida Gator currently owns one of the highest PFF grades in the country regardless of position (96.2) while playing 261 offensive snaps at inline tight end, 79 at slot receiver and 69 at wide receiver. Not even the Cowboys have enough weapons on offense to warrant passing on Pitts at No. 11.
CBS Sports - Wilson (12/29)
11. Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech
Farley is our CB1 and the Cowboys, who have been hovering around a top-5 selection for much of the last month of the season, are much more comfortable taking a much-needed CB at No. 11.
Pro Football Network - Miller (12/26)
11. Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech
Farley is a former quarterback with only two years at the position. He is a big, long, ball-hawking cornerback who attacks it like a receiver. He is aggressive to a fault. Remind you of Cowboys second-round pick Trevon Diggs? He maybe should, stylistically.
The difference is Farley's athleticism projects him as a legitimate, shutdown, press-man cornerback. He transitions well, explodes in click-and-close, and has all the long speed necessary to supplement his length to carry receivers downfield. He'll take his lumps early on because of his aggression, but once his eyes mature, he has silly potential.
PFF - Renner (12/23)
8. Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech
Of all the top cornerbacks in the draft, I'm not sure anyone will be able to match Farley physically. At 6-foot-2, 207 pounds, Farley has reportedly run in the 4.3s, and he's had all fall to get his body in shape for the combine. That would be one thing if it hadn't shown up on the football field yet, but last year he allowed a passer rating of only 26.8 in his coverage.
Bleacher Report - Miller (12/22)
8. Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida
Tight end isn't the Cowboys' biggest need, but there isn't an offensive tackle or pass-rusher of value available, so it would be about taking the best player available. Pitts is a mismatch for defenses with his size, catch radius and sneaky route running. Pair him with the trio at receiver, and defenses will have no answer.
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