2018 NFL Draft: Full Round 1 mock to celebrate New Year’s Day

PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 27: Haason Reddick of Temple reacts after being picked #13 overall by the Arizona Cardinals during the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on April 27, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 27: Haason Reddick of Temple reacts after being picked #13 overall by the Arizona Cardinals during the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on April 27, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /
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ANN ARBOR, MI – SEPTEMBER 17: Quarterback Steven Montez #12 of the Colorado Buffaloes is pursued by Maurice Hurst #73 of the Michigan Wolverine during the second half at Michigan Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Michigan defeated Colorado 45-28. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)
ANN ARBOR, MI – SEPTEMBER 17: Quarterback Steven Montez #12 of the Colorado Buffaloes is pursued by Maurice Hurst #73 of the Michigan Wolverine during the second half at Michigan Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Michigan defeated Colorado 45-28. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images) /

123. . Defensive Tackle. Michigan. Maurice Hurst. 19. player

The Dallas Cowboys’ efforts to make their defensive front one of the best in the NFL haven’t exactly worked out in recent seasons (thank you, Randy Gregory), and it wouldn’t be a shock to see them go defensive line with their top NFL Draft pick in 2018.

Dallas’ interior could use the biggest boost, and it wouldn’t hurt to supplement this group with an interior pass-rusher like Michigan’s Maurice Hurst.

Hurst, a twitchy and explosive 6-foot-2 presence, has done enough against the run to suggest he can be an every-down player. But it’s his pass-rushing presence that should get scouts excited. His 5.5 sacks and 13 tackles for a loss this year points to him being able to plug a massive hole up front.

And if the Cowboys are able to bring back EDGE DeMarcus Lawrence — a pending free agent — Dallas’ defense would have one of the more promising pass rushes in the conference.