In case you were unaware, SB Nation has a site focused exclusively on the NFL Draft. Mocking The Draft provides some of the best draft coverage available, and not just in the run-up to the draft, but all year long. Many BTB members are regulars on MTD as well, and enjoy MTD's constant news updates, player profiles, mock drafts and a boatload of other, draft-related information.
MTD have recently started a two-round SB Nation Writers Mock Draft, in which the head honchos from each SBNation team site get to make the picks for their team. In our case, Dave is representing BTB. Two weeks ago, in the first round of the mock draft, Dave picked Tyron Smith for the Dallas Cowboys. MTD are currently into the second round of their writers mock draft and have just published pick number
36 yesterday 37 earlier today 38 at noon 39 today.
Depending on their publishing schedule, they may have the Cowboys' pick at number 40 up late today or early tomorrow [Edit: 9:00 am EST tomorrow morning]. Keep checking back to the link to see which players are still available as Dave gets ready to make his selection at number 40 overall.
Right now, some of the remaining prospects that have caught my eye are CB/FS Aaron Williams, CB Brandon Harris, OGs Danny Watkins and Marcus Cannon, C Stefen Wisniewski,
DE Adrian Clayborn, ILB Martez Wilson, OLB Bruce Carter and WR Jon Baldwin. As rabblerousr said to me recently, "having these options at pick #40 bodes well." Which player would you tell Dave to pick?
In the meantime, head over to Mocking The Draft to see all their great content and resources and watch as the
Browns (#37), Cardinals (#38) and Titans (#39) decimate the list of our potential prospects.
[Update: The pick is in. Find out whom David picked after the break]
Dan Kadar of Mocking The Draft gives his opinion on the pick:
If this is how Dallas' draft turns out, the team would get an A. Both Smith and Williams are high-upside players. Williams in particular would be able to step into the team's starting lineup as a rookie and make an impact. Whether it's at free safety or cornerback, it won't make a difference. Williams is a player who could go in the mid-20s of the first round, so to get him here is a steal.