Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Dallas Cowboys 2024 NFL Mock Draft Roundup 1.0

Throughout the year and leading up to the 2024 NFL Draft, we will update our Dallas Cowboys Mock Draft Roundup showing picks for the Dallas Cowboys from several prominent sites and draft analysts.

The following are picks in recent mock drafts for the Cowboys:

EDSFootball - Kevin Hanson (5/9)

27. Denzel Burke, CB, Ohio State

Trading for Stephon Gilmore gives the Cowboys a much-needed upgrade opposite Trevon Diggs for the 2023 season, but both cornerbacks (and Jourdan Lewis) are scheduled to become free agents in 2024. Burke didn't follow up his standout true freshman 2021 season the way many had hoped in part due to injuries, but there is upside for him to move up draft boards with a strong junior campaign. As Burke himself said recently, "I'm 100% healthy. If I just continue to stay healthy, the sky's the limit for me. I can put a lot of great stuff on tape."

CBS Sports - Josh Edwards (5/8)

26. Emeka Egbuka, WR, Ohio State

Dallas may need more firepower on offense if Michael Gallup does not return to form.

ESPN - Todd McShay (5/4)

26. JC Latham, OT, Alabama

Tyron Smith and Terence Steele are both set to be free agents after the upcoming season, and Dallas was 27th in pass block win rate last year (52.9%). Latham has a 6-foot-6, 326-pound frame, plays with power and has versatility. He allowed just one sack over 13 starts last season. Latham is also a real asset in the run game at right tackle, where he could help spring Tony Pollard.

The Athletic - Dane Brugler (5/2)

26. Jeremiah Trotter Jr., LB, Clemson

I'm sure it would pain his father (former Eagles linebacker Jeremiah Trotter) to see his son with a star on his helmet. But it would also be a proud-parent moment if the younger Trotter can get into the first round.

CBS Sports - Ryan Wilson (5/2)

26. Andrew Mukuba, S, Clemson

The Cowboys didn't draft a defensive back in '23 but they do it first-thing in '24.

Fox Sports - Rob Rang (5/1)

27. Blake Corum, RB, Michigan

The Cowboys have already cut ties with Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard is playing on the franchise tag. If a talented back is available when Dallas selects in the first round next spring, Jerry Jones may be looking for a potential bellcow, which Corum has proven himself to be for the Wolverines.

The 33rd Team (5/1)

26. Raheim Sanders, RB, Arkansas

The Dallas Cowboys are committed to running the football, and they need several backs in their rotation. They picked Deuce Vaughn (scouting report) in 2023 to complement Tony Pollard, but they could use a back with the size of Arkansas' Raheim Sanders. The 6-foot-2, 225-pound Sanders can pound defenders with his strength and toughness, and he has enough speed to pull away from defenders. He has shown soft hands and the ability to pluck the ball in the passing game. He would be a nice fit for this offense and a bit of a different flavor.

PFF - Max Chadwick (5/1)

26. Cooper Beebe, IOL, Kansas State

Beebe spent the last two seasons at offensive tackle before moving inside to left guard in 2022.

Over the last two seasons, the junior's 94.0 pass-blocking grade leads all offensive linemen in the country, as he hasn't allowed a sack over the course of his 770 pass-blocking snaps since 2021. He's also the most valuable returning interior offensive lineman in the country over those two years according to PFF's wins above average metric.

For the Win - Christian D'Andrea (4/30)

28. Raheim Sanders, RB, Arkansas

It's an Arkansas guy who plays a position Jerry Jones loves. Dallas will be in the market for an RB1 if Tony Pollard plays out his franchise tag without signing an extension. Sanders would be an immediate, low-cost fit.

USA Today - Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz (4/30)

26. TreVeyon Henderson, RB, Ohio State

Could Jerry Jones really go back to another first-round Ohio State running back eight years after he made Ezekiel Elliott a top-five pick? There's not much clarity here as the Cowboys look prepared to have Tony Pollard play out his franchise tag. But the 5-10, 214-pounder might be alluring thanks to his ability to outrace defenders or shake them in the open field.

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