Tyler Boyd has some off-the-field concerns, which is why he has dropped to No. 17 in this mock update. So... a talented receiver with character issues falls to Dallas... I wonder what's going to happen? The Cowboys need help across from Dez Bryant anyway, so this selection definitely makes sense in that regard as well.
Joseph Randle, Darren McFadden, Christine Michael... These are the guys who are supposed to replace DeMarco Murray? Despite how great Dallas' offensive line is, it's hard to imagine those three having great success.
The Cowboys land their feature back and a runner who could be a beast behind their offensive line.
Henry has had a strong start to the 2015 season. Not only has his running been impressive, but the blitz protection will really excite scouts. Henry has averaged 6.3 yards per carry for 422 yards with eight touchdowns. He has seven catches for 51 yards as well.
As the No. 2 back in 2014, Henry averaged 5.8 yards per carry for 990 yards with 11 touchdowns. He added five receptions for 133 yards, too. The 6-foot-3, 241-pounder has a burst to run away from defenders with the power to run through tacklers. As a freshman, he racked up 382 yards on only 36 carries with three touchdowns.
Pick change; previously Maliek Collins, DT
Rd. 2, Pk. 28
Sheldon Day, DE/DT, Notre Dame
The Cowboys more interior defensive line talent for Rod Marinelli.
Day has nine tackles, four for a loss and two sacks so far in 2015. He has been very impressive and disruptive for Notre Dame. The 6-foot-2, 285-pounder was a disruptive presence for Notre Dame in 2014. Day totaled 40 tackles with 7.5 for a loss, one sack, two forced fumbles and two passes batted that season. He played better than the numbers indicate, too. Day has some natural strength and athleticism.
Somehow, the Cowboys will find ways to win. Last year they had DeMarco Murray play the role of bell-cow and wisely let him hit the market, since running backs tend to have a down year after a season with an extremely high number of touches. Now it looks like Tony Romo will spearhead another Cowboys run, even with Dez Bryant missing a few games. Now imagine how much more threatening the Cowboys offense will be with the monstrous Derrick Henry in the backfield. He’s exactly what everyone wants in a power back: 242 pounds, but surprisingly agile for a big back. Good receiver corps, great offensive line and an even better QB, the final piece of the puzzle is the Heisman candidate Derrick Henry.