In our inaugural mock draft database of the season, we take a peek at 35 different mock drafts by some of the better-known draftniks on the interwebs to see whether we can get a better feeling for the lay of the land at the bottom of the first round.
As it currently stands, 31 of the 35 mocks are projecting the Cowboys to take a defensive player. If you were locked in on a wide receiver or perhaps even a tight end, you may have to start rethinking your position.
The table below lists the 35 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)
|Pro Football Focus||Taco Charlton||DE||Michigan||1/21|
|NFL Mocks||Sidney Jones
|Walter Football (Walter)||Jalen Tabor||CB||Florida||1/19|
|ESPN (Kiper)||Sidney Jones||CB||Washington||1/19|
|CBS Sports (Rang)||Jordan Ross||WR||Washington||1/19|
|CBS Sports (Brugler)||Carl Lawson||DE||Auburn||1/19|
|San Diego Union Trib.||Tim Williams||DE||Alabama||1/18|
|Draft Site||Charles Harris||DE||Missouri||1/18|
|NFL Draft Geek||Sidney Jones||CB||Washington||1/18|
|NFL.com (Jeremiah)||Takkarist McKinley||DE||UCLA||1/18|
|SEC Country||DeMarcus Walker||DE||Florida State||1/15|
|B/R (Miller)||Dawuane Smoot||DE||Illinois||1/13|
|Walter Football (Charlie)||Chris Wormley||DE||Michigan||1/13|
|The Sports Bank||Charles Harris||DE||Missouri||1/11|
|Sporting News||Charles Harris||DE||Missouri||1/10|
|SB Nation||Sidney Jones||CB||Washington||1/9|
|Football Draft Analysis||Charles Harris||DE||Missouri||1/8|
|Draft King||Carl Lawson||DE||Auburn||1/8|
|Shutdown Corner||Charles Harris||DE||Missouri||1/6|
|Football's Future||Sidney Jones||CB||Washington||1/4|
|SI.com (Kaplan)||Jake Butt||TE||Michigan||1/4|
|SI.com (Burke)||Charles Harris||DE||Missouri||1/3|
Here's a further breakdown of the mocks by position and by player selected:
|By Position||Mocks||By Player||POS||Mocks|
|12 players with one vote each|
We have a little over 90 days until the first round of the 2017 NFL draft kicks off, so a lot can and will happen until the Cowboys make their first pick. The mock draft community has seemingly locked in on defensive ends as the number one priority for the Cowboys - even if it did take me 35 tries to finally find a mock that had the Cowboys taking DeMarcus Walker.
That and everything else will likely change over the next three months. Stay tuned.