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2015 NFL Draft Results: Pre-Draft Consensus Saw Cowboy's Byron Jones As First-Rounder

We did a quick scan of 40 mock drafts to find out where exactly the mock draft community had Byron Jones ranked.

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Draftniks have a notoriously fickle memory, as do many fans. And it wasn't long after the Cowboys made their pick yesterday that some draftniks across the nation started pointing out that Byron Jones was ranked outside of the first round on this or that big board.

The Cowboys may not have had a "true blue" first-round grade on Jones, but he was among top 20 players on their board according to Stephen Jones.

Ultimately, we won't know for another few years whether Jones was a good pick or not, but there the vast majority of draft observers had him as a first-round pick.

We did a quick scan of some of the better known draft analysts and their 40 final mock drafts of 2015 to find out where exactly the mock draft community had Byron Jones. The results: half of the mocks surveyed had Jones being picked before the 27th pick.

Here is the full list of mock drafts showing where Jones was ranked in each. For your convenience, the table is sortable (just click on the blue column headers).

Where mock drafts ranked Byron Jones in 2015
Author Site Date Rank
Josh Norris Rotoworld 4/30 16
Evan Silva Rotoworld 4/30 18
Charean Williams Star-Telegram 4/29 18
Dan Kadar SB Nation 4/30 20
Sam Farmer L.A. Times 4/30 20
Jason Boris Times News 4/30 20
John Dove Draft Breakdown 4/29 20
Brian McIntyre The Big Lead 4/30 20
Mel Kiper E$PN 4/30 20
Dane Brugler CBS Sports 4/30 20
Eric Edholm Yahoo 4/30 20
Jon Machota Dallas Morning News 4/30 20
Walter Cherepinsky Walter Football 4/30 20
Mike Florio PFT 4/30 22
Don Banks Sports Illustrated 4/30 22
Mike Mayock NFL.com 4/29 22
Frank Schwab Yahoo 4/30 22
Robert Davis Football's Future 4/30 22
Charlie Campbell Walter Football 4/30 24
Greg Gabriel National Football Post 4/29 26
Jason La Canfora CBS Sports 4/30 26
Ryan McCrystal Draft Ace 4/29 27
Jeff Risdon Real GM 4/30 27
Kevin Hanson EDS Football 4/30 27
Pete Prisco CBS Sports 4/28 27
Will Brinson CBS Sports 4/30 27
Nate Davis USA Today 4/29 27
Doug Farrar Sports Illustrated 4/30 30
Daniel Jeremiah NFL.com 4/30 30
Todd McShay E$PN 4/30 30
Jamie Newberg Scout.com 4/28 30
Robert Klemko Sports Illustrated 4/30 30
Rob Rang CBS Sports 4/29 31
Chris Burke Sports Illustrated 4/30 31
Matt Falk Draft Season 4/29 32
Matt Miller Bleacher Report 4/30 32
Ben Standig CSN Washington 4/30 32
Mark Maske Washington Post 4/30 32
Shaun King Yahoo 4/30 32
Scott Wright Draft Countdown 4/30 32