Round 5, 176th Overall: Bubba Bolden, S, Miami
The Dallas Cowboys have Jayron Kearse, Malik Hooker, and potentially Israel Mukuamu as the safety room right now. Kearse is a multi-faceted player, and while Hooker has great ball skills, there needs to be more in the room with Hooker’s injury history. Bubba Bolden has the versatility to play on the roof or in the box, with good range, closing speed, tackling ability, and ball skills.
Round 5, 178th Overall: James Mitchell, TE, Virginia Tech
Yes, why not add some more playmakers in this Cowboys mock draft on day three? Even with Dalton Schultz back, Blake Jarwin ended up getting released a month ago. It opens the door for a backup to join the fold, and with Schultz’s ability inline, getting a pass-catching F is worth it here.
James Mitchell suffered a season-ending injury in 2021, but he’s a good move piece with good straight line speed after the catch and can provide another red zone threat for Dak Prescott.
Round 6, 193rd Overall: Samouri Toure, WR, Nebraska
After getting a reliable player in Shakir in round three, the Dallas Cowboys swing in the sixth round at receiver, selecting Nebraska’s Samouri Toure. Toure spend three seasons with Montana before transferring to Nebraska, and he offers the skill set to win vertically with speed, something that’s needed in the current wide receiver room.