Mel Kiper mock draft has the Cowboys picking up a new name, but there are questions if it is the right name

Before we hit the scouting combine where things could dramatically change, we’ll check in on the latest ESPN mock draft. This edition comes from Mel Kiper.

Kiper decides to spice things up a little by adding trades to his mock in the first round, but the Dallas Cowboys do not move away from their 24th pick in the mock, standing pat and letting the draft come to them.

Making mock drafts before the free agency period has happened is always tough sledding. One move in free agency could totally change an organization’s focus in the draft. With the Cowboys having quite a few high-profile free agents from their 2021 roster, projecting their draft strategy right now is very difficult. Will they re-sign Randy Gregory, Dalton Schultz, or Jayron Kearse? Will Amari Cooper or DeMarcus Lawrence end up as cap casualties? So many questions right now.

That won’t stop us from mocking the draft. So let’s go. Who does Kiper have at #24?

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