Dallas Cowboys remain defensive in 7-Round NFL mock draft post-first wave free agency

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The Dallas Cowboys made some moves already in free agency but that won’t change their focus on defense in this seven-round 2021 NFL Mock Draft

So far in free agency, the Dallas Cowboys have been focused on the defensive side of the ball. They signed defensive tackles Brent Urban and Carlos Watkins and then added defensive end Tarell Basham as well.

On offense, their one addition has been offensive tackle Ty Nsekhe — and while that move might not sound like a splash, it was smart to add the experienced offensive lineman after the issues they had in 2020.

They’re reportedly also interested in visiting with safety Damontae Kazee, which means they’re not done in free agency just yet. However, it appears they will again try and build through the draft as they have been aiming to do for years.

With that in mind, we dive into our latest 2021 seven-round NFL mock draft for the Cowboys, who will first be on the board at No. 10 overall.

South Carolina. CB. Jaycee Horn. 1. player. 850. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis

Jaycee Horn might not be a popular pick this early since some have him rated as the No. 3 cornerback behind Patrick Surtain and Caleb Farley. Having said that, I have him as the second cornerback in the class simply due to the fact that he has more experience than Farley and is more of a sure-thing.

Horn, the son of former New Orleans wide receiver Joe Horn, is listed at 6-foot-1 and 205-pounds and knows how to use that long frame to his advantage. He’s best suited as an outside corner but has experience in the slot as well.

If there was a shortcoming in his game, it was his ball skills but he improved drastically in this area during the 2020 campaign for the Gamecocks. He should be a day one starter opposite Trevon Diggs, giving Dallas a competent starting duo.