On Friday, with the 2013 NFL draft mere 20 days away, DallasCowboys.com opened their mock draft season with a vengeance. The mothership's five writers unveiled their first mock drafts simultaneously in a veritable mock draft bonanza.
The interesting thing about these mocks is that for one thing, they are full six-round mocks. The other thing that makes these mocks noteworthy is that they are not put together by some national writers who often show a marginal understanding of the Dallas Cowboys at best. The DallasCowboys.com staff are as close to the team as it gets, and are much more in tune with the general fan consensus than any national writer can be - at least I hope so. As a result, their mocks are much better than many of the mocks we regularly review here.
In addition to the five mock drafts, each writer also provides an analysis of his own mock draft, which is well worth reading in the original article. But what that original article oddly fails to do, whether by omission or by design, is have its readers vote on which mock they like the best.
And that's where we come in. We've listed the five mock drafts below, and attached a poll at the end of the post in which you can vote on your favorite mock. Except we're throwing the guys at the mothership a curve ball: We're pitching their mocks against last week's Drafttek.com mock draft, which was the runaway winner in our reader's poll on Wednesday. Tell us in the poll and in the comments which mock you like the most.
|Drafttek, April 2
||Jonathan Cooper, OG, North Carolina
||Kawann Short, DT, Purdue
||Terron Armstead, OT, Ark.-Pine Bluff
||Gerald Hodges, OLB, Penn State
||Le'Veon Bell, RB, Michigan State
||Daimion Stafford, FS, Nebraska
|Brian Broaddus||Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri||Justin Pugh, OG/OT, Syracuse||Markus Wheaton, WR, Oregon State||Le'Veon Bell, RB, Michigan State||J.J. Wilcox, S, Georgia Southern||D.C. Jefferson, TE, Rutgers|
|Nick Eatman||Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas||Barrett Jones, OC, Alabama||Joseph Randle, RB, Oklahoma State||Jordan Hill, DT, Penn State||Demetrius McCray, CB, App. State||Lanear Sampson, WR, Baylor|
|Ed Cahill||D.J. Fluker, OT, Alabama||Matt Elam, S, Florida||Cory Lemonier, DE, Auburn||Bennie Logan, DT, LSU||Rex Burkhead, RB, Nebraska||Michael Williams, TE, Alabama|
|Rowan Kavner||Jonathan Cooper, OG, North Carolina||Kyle Long, OG/OT, Oregon||Phillip Thomas, S, Fresno State||Bennie Logan, DT, LSU||Josh Boyce, WR, TCU||Zac Stacy, RB Vanderbilt|
|David Helman||Jonathan Cooper, OG, North Carolina||Kawann Short, DT, Purdue||Phillip Thomas, S, Fresno State||Josh Mills, OT, La-Tech||Mike Gilleslee, RB, Florida||Josh Boyce, WR, TCU|