Nolan Nawrocki of Pro Football Weekly is the last of the big four draftniks to release his final mock draft for the 2011 NFL Draft. Nawrocki has the Cowboys taking USC OT Tyron Smith:
One of the most heavy-footed offensive lines in football is in line for a pair of fresh legs to keep QB Tony Romo standing. Smith is easily the most athletic offensive tackle in the draft and draws interest from teams below this spot in need of a premier tackle. Smith’s medical issue remains a concern.
Nawrocki's mock draft completes our roundup of the big four in the mock draft business: Rick Gosselin's mock is in, Mike Mayock's mock has been published and Mel Kiper's Mock was released yesterday. Gosselin, Mayock and Nawrocki have the Cowboys taking Tyron Smith, Kiper is the lone dissenting voice and picked Cameron Jordan for the Cowboys, perhaps anticipating a trade down by the Cowboys with the Patriots.
Other BTB favorites like Dan Kadar from Mocking The Draft, Scott Wright from Draftcountdown.com, or Wes Bunting also have Tyron Smith going to the Cowboys, while other favorites like Drafttek, Walter Football and Ourlads have the Cowboys taking J.J. Watt.
Nawrocki writes that the trade discussions between the teams is reaching a boiling point and that a number of trades may have already been pre-arranged. He expects a "flurry of trades early in the draft". His mock is worth checking out because he has noted the trade interest for all the teams that has been expressed in the past 48 hours.
It's going to be an interesting night, that's for sure.