The Dallas Cowboys have lost some key pieces this offseason, but this 7-round 2022 NFL Mock Draft looks to refill with starters and key depth.
It’s been a rocky offseason for the Dallas Cowboys, especially after a strong regular season, featuring a bounce back from quarterback Dak Prescott after his injury in 2020. The offense played well with a two-headed backfield, and Trevon Diggs had a breakout season in terms of turnover-creating production.
Their season ended with a thud at home though, losing to the 49ers as the offense struggled. To make things worse, the Cowboys were stuck in a bad cap situation as free agency loomed. They did what they could, trading away number one wide receiver Amari Cooper to the Cleveland Browns for day three picks. They lost Cedrick Wilson to the Dolphins, saw La’El Collins leave for the Bengals, and didn’t get Randy Gregory back, as he chose to sign with the Broncos instead.
Dallas Cowboys 7-Round Mock Draft: Trenches Early, WR Late
Now, the Dallas Cowboys need to get back to reloading. They have a plethora of day three picks to find role players, and can hopefully hit on players in the first three rounds. With several needs, both in the trenches, at receiver, and more, this Cowboys mock draft address those needs and more. Let’s dive in!
Note: This mock draft was completed using the NFL Mock Draft Database simulator.
Round 1, 24th Overall: Zion Johnson, OL, Boston College
One thing is clear for the Dallas Cowboys. The offensive line now needs an overhaul. Yes, Tyron Smith and Zack Martin are still in house, but are Connor McGovern and Tyler Biadasz enough at their positions? Maybe they are, but don’t be complacent at a position you haven’t been complacent with in a long time.
Zion Johnson would be a great addition to this line, and would form a great guard duo with Martin. Johnson is a phenomenal plug-and-play guy with the versatility to play guard or center. He has the quicks and explosion to reach block from either position, and has great grip strength to sustain blocks. Johnson is dominant as a pass protector too, flashing that grip strength along with a fantastic anchor. He’s definitely a guy to watch for offensive rookie of the year.