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Seven-Round Cowboys Mock Drafts: Unveils Five Full Mock Drafts

The staff published five full-round mock drafts on Friday which we review and vote on today.

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On Friday, the mothership's five writers opened their mock draft season with a bang by simultaneously unveiling their first mock drafts of the year on

Since we do regular mock draft roundups here on BTB that feature just about any yahoo out there, I think it is only fitting that we review what the staff have put together. Not because we consider them yahoos like some of the national writers with, at best, a marginal understanding of the Cowboys, but because those five staff writers are about 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. As a result, their mocks should be much better than many of the mocks we regularly review here.

Having said that, the same caveats apply to these mock drafts as they do to any other mock draft: as a predictor of what will actually happen in May, they are close to useless. Case in point: the staff did the exact same exercise a year ago, and their 30 combined picks (in their five six-round mocks) hit on just two eventual Cowboys picks - Bryan Broaddus had J.J. Wilcox in the fifth (he was picked in the third) and Nick Eatman had Joseph Randle in the third (he was taken in the fifth). Don't take this as a knock on the guys, this is par for the course for mock drafts.

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 fails to do for the second year running, 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 and provide a free, no strings attached service for the mothership: 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.

Pick Bryan Broaddus David Helman Ed Cahill Nick Eatman Rowan Kavner
Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri Zack Martin, OT/OG, Notre Dame
C.J. Mosley, LB , Alabama
Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama
Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh
Jordan Matthews, WR, Vanderbilt Jordan Matthews, WR, Vanderbilt Ra'shede Hageman, DT, Minnesota Stephon Tuitt, DE/DT, Notre Dame Jimmie Ward, S, N. Illinois
DeMarcus Lawrence, DE, Boise State Jackson Jeffcoat, DE, Texas Trent Murphy, DE, Stanford Telvin Smith, LB, Florida State Marcus Smith, DE, Louisville
Jeremy Hill, RB, LSU Will Sutton, DT, Arizona St. Aaron Murray, QB, Georgia Charles Sims, RB, West Virginia Josh Huff, WR, Oregon
Ryan Carrethers, DT, Arkansas St. Jordan Zumwalt, LB, UCLA Mike Davis, WR, Texas Jon Halapio, OG, Florida Trai Turner, OG, LSU
Tom Savage, QB, Pittsburgh Aaron Lynch, DE, USF Aaron Lynch, DE, USF Crocket Gilmore, TE, Colorado State Larry Webster, DE, Bloomsburg
JC Copeland, FB, LSU Connor Shaw, QB, South Carolina Isaiah Crowell, RB, Alabama St. Devan Drane, CB, Cincinnati Brandon Dixon, CB, NW Missouri St.
Marqueston Huff, S, Wyoming Spencer Long, OG, Nebraska Justin Britt, OT, Missouri Ethan Westbrooks, DE, W. Texas A&M Jonathan Newsome, OLB, Ball State
Spencer Long, OG, Nebraska Ik Enemkpali, DE, Louisiana Tech Marqueston Huff, S, Wyoming Tevin Reese, WR, Baylor Lorenzo Taliaferro, RB, Coastal Carolina
Osahon Irabor, CB, Arizona St Marqueston Huff, S, Wyoming Darrell Johnson, LB, E. Carolina Luke Lucas, OT, Kansas St. Chaz Sutton, DE, South Carolina
Kirby Van Der Camp, P, Iowa State Ladarius Perkins, RB, Miss St. Dexter McDougle, CB, Maryland Keidrick Jackson, RB, Midwestern State Donald Hawkins, OT, Texas

That's a lot of names to digest, and the guys don't make it any easier by providing almost the maximum amount of names in these mocks. Only four players show up more than once: WR Jordan Matthews (twice) in the second round, as well as S Marqueston Huff (3 times), DE Aaron Lynch (2), and OG Spencer Long, all in the seventh round.

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