Kiper’s 3rd Mock: Cowboys Pick Wake Forest CB Kevin Johnson

The pick would give Dallas some much needed cornerback help


ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper has the Dallas Cowboys getting some much needed cornerback help in his third mock draft, in the form of Wake Forest’s Kevin Johnson.

Kiper’s mate at ESPN, Todd McShay had Dallas landing Johnson in his first mock, and pretty much all the mock drafts we’ve seen have the team taking a defensive lineman, a running back or a cornerback.

"He could be gone by 30 based on need," one scout told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel of Johnson. "Somebody's got to go and if it's going to be anybody it's probably going to be him because he's the most steady. I'd really have a hard time taking any corner in the first round. Very good technique, awareness, instinct, ball skills. All that good stuff. But he's not a burner and he's thin. Just a good, solid, all-around corner."

Jerry Jones admitted recently that Brandon Carr’s contract and Morris Claiborne’s health has muddied the team’s situation at corner.

The 2015 NFL Draft is set to begin on April 30 in Chicago.

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