Dallas Cowboys 2021 Mock Draft: Addressing defense early and often

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Dan Moore, Dallas Cowboys mock draft
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Offensive Tackle. 5. player. Scouting Report. Dan Moore. 873. Pick Analysis. Texas AM

The Dallas Cowboys just signed Ty Nsekhe to a one-year deal to become their swing tackle, but for a team committed to keeping things balanced, finding another for depth on the offensive line is important. Dan Moore put together a solid week down at the Senior Bowl and would be worth a look here to fill that role.

820. Scouting Report. Oregon. Deommodore Lenoir. 5. Pick Analysis. Cornerback. player

The Oregon Ducks have nearly their entire secondary in the 2021 NFL Draft, and all of them will likely get drafted in April. The Cowboys need all the help they can get in the secondary, so double-dipping shouldn’t raise eyebrows here. Deommodore Lenoir has inside/outside versatility and would be a nice depth piece with starting slot potential.

Pick Analysis. 6. player. 881. Scouting Report. Linebacker. Houston. Grant Stuard

The linebacker room looks set when the Cowboys are in nickel, but finding another linebacker who can succeed in coverage in Grant Stuard is a good idea this late. In addition to his strength in coverage, Stuard can be a staple on special teams.

Scouting Report. Wide Receiver. 7. player. Isaiah McKoy. 2244. Pick Analysis. Kent State

With Michael Gallup set to hit free agency in 2022, a spot could open as a starting receiver in a year. The Dallas Cowboys also have a couple of free agents this year at the position, so at the very least, finding depth is important.

Three mid-round receivers Cowboys should target. dark. Next

Kent State wide receiver Isaiah McKoy offers big-play potential and great size for the position at six foot three. That could allow the Cowboys to rotate Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb into the slot to create matchup issues for defenses.