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2016 NFL Mock Draft Database: 30 Mocks, 10 Prospects For Dallas Cowboys

We survey 30 NFL mock drafts and look at which 10 players are projected as possible Cowboys picks.

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In our inaugural mock draft database of the season, we take a peek at 30 different mock drafts by some of the better-known draftniks on the interwebs to get a better feeling for the lay of the land at the top of the first round.

As it currently stands, 27 of the 30 mocks are projecting the Cowboys to take a defensive player. If you were locked in on a quarterback, you may have to start rethinking your position.

The table below lists the 30 mocks by their publication date and shows which player is mocked to the Cowboys. For your convenience, the table is sortable.

Mock Draft Database (click blue column headers to sort)
Mock Draft Player
Position
College Last Updated
DraftTek Joey Bosa
DE Ohio State 1/29
B/R (Miller) Myles Jack
LB UCLA 1/29
Alpha Football Expert Jalen Ramsey
CB/S Florida State
1/29
Football's Future Myles Jack LB UCLA 1/28
Walter Football (Walter) Myles Jack
LB UCLA 1/28
DraftAce Myles Jack LB UCLA 1/28
NESN Joey Bosa
DE Ohio State 1/27
San Diego Union Trib. A'Shawn Robinson DT Alabama 1/27
Draft Site Myles Jack LB UCLA 1/27
Sportsbank Myles Jack
LB UCLA 1/26
DraftCountdown Joey Bosa DE Ohio State 1/26
Foxsports (Schrager) Jared Goff QB Cal 1/26
SB Nation Jalen Ramsey CB/S Florida State 1/25
CBS Sports (Rang) Myles Jack
LB UCLA 1/25
CBS Sports (Brugler) Myles Jack LB UCLA 1/25
Walter Football (Charlie) Joey Bosa
DE Ohio State 1/25
EDS Football Deforest Buckner DE Oregon 1/22
NFL.com (Zierlein) Joey Bosa
DE Ohio State 1/22
Rotoworld Laquon Treadwell WR Ole Miss 1/21
Seahawksdraftblog Robert Nkemdiche DE Ole Miss 1/21
NFL.com (Brooks) Joey Bosa
DE Ohio State 1/17
NFL.com (Jeremiah) Carson Wentz
QB N.D. State 1/17
ESPN (Kiper)
DeForest Buckner DE Oregon 1/14
Sporting News Jalen Ramsey CB/S Florida State 1/14
Washington Post Andrew Billings DT Baylor 1/13
Draftbreakdown Jalen Ramsey CB/S Florida State 1/13
NY Post A'Shawn Robinson DT Alabama 1/10
Great Blue North Jalen Ramsey CB/S Florida State 1/07
SI (Burke) Myles Jack LB UCLA 1/06
Draft King A'Shawn Robinson DT California 1/05

Here's a further breakdown of the mocks by position and by player selected:

Summary Results
By Position Mocks By Player POS Mocks
DE 9 Myles Jack LB 9
LB 9 Joey Bosa DE 6
CB/S 5 Jalen Ramsey CB 5
DT 4 A'Shawn Robinson DT 3
QB 2 Deforest Buckner DE 2
WR 1 Jared Goff QB 1
Carson Wentz QB 1
Andrew Billings DT 1
Robert Nkemdiche DT 1
Laquon Treadwell WR 1

We have 90 days until the the first round of the 2016 NFL draft kicks off, so a lot can still happen at the top of the draft. But you've got to wonder how there can be 10 different names being proposed for the Cowboys' fourth-overall pick. If all of these names were indeed viable options, then the Cowboys would be wise to trade down, but I suspect that not all of the 10 names listed here are of the same quality.

It is a little surprising to see Myles Jack get the most nods in this collection of mocks, and for the QBs to get so little consideration. Perhaps this is because we're still early in the draft season, perhaps it's because not everybody has bought into the QB hype in Dallas just yet.

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