There's still some drafting left to be done, and the draftniks are keeping busy by trying to figure out how this evening's second round will play out.
For the Cowboys, the focus will very likely turn to the defensive line, where the second round offers a host of rushmen who could help the Cowboys improve their pass rush, chief among them DeMarcus Lawrence:
But as nice as it would be if the Cowboys were able to snap up Lawrence, that may not be the way the draft plays out. Here are four second-round mocks that show what could happen with the first 14 picks before the Cowboys are on the clock with No. 47 tonight:
|Pick||Team||CBSSports||Drafttek||Optimum Scouting||SB Nation|
|33||Texans||Louis Nix, DT, Notre Dame||Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State||Louis Nix, DT, Notre Dame||Cyrus Kouandjio, OT, Alabama|
|34||Redskins||Joel Bitonio, OL, Nevada||Morgan Moses, OT, Virginia||Joel Bitonio, OL, Nevada||Morgan Moses, OT, Virginia|
|35||Browns||Cody Latimer, WR, Indiana||Xavier Su'a-Filo, OG, UCLA||Morgan Moses, OT, Virginia||Xavier Su'a-Filo, OG, UCLA|
|36||Raiders||Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State||Marqise Lee, WR, USC||Jordan Matthews, WR, Vanderbilt||Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State|
|37||Falcons||Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri||Demarcus Lawrence, DE, Boise State||Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri||Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri|
|38||Buccaneers||Cyrus Kouandjio, OT, Alabama||Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri||Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State||Demarcus Lawrence, DE, Boise State|
|39||Jaguars||Marqise Lee, WR, USC||Allen Robinson, WR, Penn State||Marqise Lee, WR, USC||Marcus Martin, C, USC|
|40||Seahawks||Timmy Jernigan, DT, Florida State||Timmy Jernigan, DT, Florida State||Jeremiah Attaochu, OLB, Georgia Tech||Joel Bitonio, OL, Nevada|
|41||Bills||Jace Amaro, TE, Texas Tech||Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, Washington||Xavier Su'a-Filo, OG, UCLA||Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, Washington|
|42||Titans||Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, Eastern Illinois||Ra'Shede Hageman, DT, Minnesota||Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, Eastern Illinois||Tom Savage, QB, Pittsburgh|
|43||Giants||Carlos Hyde, RB, Ohio State||Jace Amaro, TE, Texas Tech||Ra'Shede Hageman, DT, Minnesota||Louis Nix, DT, Notre Dame|
|44||Rams||Lamarcus Joyner, DB, Florida State||David Yankey, OG, Stanford||Allen Robinson, WR, Penn State||Marqise Lee, WR, USC|
|45||Lions||Scott Crichton, DE, Oregon State||Kyle Van Noy, OLB, BYU||Stanley Jean-Baptiste, CB, Nebraska||Kyle Van Noy, OLB, BYU|
|46||Steelers||Stephon Tuitt, DL, Notre Dame||Stephon Tuitt, DL, Notre Dame||Pierre Desir, CB, Lindenwood||Antone Exum, CB, Virginia Tech|
|47||Cowboys||Demarcus Lawrence, DE, Boise State||Scott Crichton, DE, Oregon State||Demarcus Lawrence, DE, Boise State||Ra’Shede Hageman, DT, Minnesota|
That's four mocks with 15 picks each. You'd think that would be a fairly straightforward affair, yet there are 29 different players in the table above. Only four players show up in every single mock: Demarcus Lawrence, Derek Carr, Kony Ealy, and Marqise Lee.
If you are the Cowboys, who are you picking, and would you move up in the second round to get your guy?