There are plenty of questions right now surrounding the status of Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy.
Will owner Jerry Jones decide to move on from McCarthy after a disappointing home playoff loss to the San Francisco 49ers?
Opinions vary wildly on what Jones should/will do.
But regardless of what happens with McCarthy, the Cowboys have to get prepared for the 2022 NFL Draft, which takes place in Las Vegas from April 28 to April 30.
The NFL playoffs aren’t over yet, but we’re already starting to see new mock drafts on a daily basis from national media outlets.
The latest mock draft from CBS Sports has the Cowboys going with an offensive skill player in the first round (unlike a recent mock draft from The Athletic, which had Dallas taking an offensive lineman).
CBS Sports has Dallas taking USC wide receiver Drake London with the No. 24 overall pick in the first round.
Here’s what they say about the pick:
This feels like an indulgence, not that much different than the Cowboys taking CeeDee Lamb two drafts ago. But only Lamb and Amari Cooper return, while Michael Gallup (who suffered an ACL injury late in the year) and Cedrick Wilson could be headed for free agency.
London, 6-foot-5/210 lbs, is a former four-star recruit who was also a standout basketball player in high school.
The California native caught 88 passes for 1,084 yards and seven touchdowns in 2021 for the Trojans.
London has ideal wide receiver size and enough speed to make plays down the field. He certainly looks the part of an NFL starter.
There are questions surrounding wide receiver Amari Cooper’s future with the Cowboys (I think he’ll be in a Dallas uniform in 2022), so perhaps this is a pick that protects the franchise long-term at the wide receiver position.
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