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2018 NFL Mock Draft Database: 30 mocks, 10 prospects, one early favorite for Dallas Cowboys

We survey 30 NFL mock drafts and some of the names being mocked to the Cowboys so far.

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In our inaugural mock draft database of the season, we take a peek at 30 different mock drafts published over the last month to see whether we can get a better feeling for the early names mocked to the Cowboys.

As it currently stands, 24 of the 30 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 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
B/R Christian Wilkins DT Clemson 12/28
Draftutopia Clelin Ferrell DE Clemson 12/28
Tankathon Maurice Hurst DT Michigan 12/28
Walter Football (Walter) Roquan Smith LB Georgia 12/28
Draftsite Christian Wilkins DT Clemson 12/27
SECCountry Maurice Hurst DT Michigan 12/27
Draftblaster Christian Wilkins DT Clemson 12/27
DraftWire Calvin Ridley WR Alabama 12/27 Christian Wilkins DT Clemson 12/26
FootballCouchScout Rashaan Evans LB Alabama 12/26
Fanrag Christian Wilkins DT Clemson 12/25
Great Blue North Christian Wilkins DT Clemson 12/23
Fueled by Sports Clelin Ferrell DE Clemson 12/22
AJC Maurice Hurst DT Michigan 12/22
Walter Football (Charlie) Justin Reid S Stanford 12/22
NFL Draft Geek Calvin Ridley WR Alabama 12/22
CBS (Trapasso) Calvin Ridley WR Alabama 12/21
San Diego Union Tribune Christian Wilkins DT Clemson 12/20
MyNFLDraft Roquan Smith LB Georgia 12/20
Seahawksdraftblog Derwin James S Florida State 12/20
The Grueling Truth Derwin James S Florida State 12/20
SB Nation Derwin James S Florida State 12/19
Metro Christian Wilkins DT Clemson 12/16
ESPN Christian Wilkins DT Clemson 12/15
DraftCountdown Courtland Sutton WR SMU 12/15
Drafttek Sam Hubbard DE Ohio State 12/14
OregonLive Roquan Smith LB Georgia 12/14
Sportbank Roquan Smith LB Georgia 12/4
Eric Galko Calvin Ridley WR Alabama 11/29
Draftking Calvin Ridley WR Alabama 11/22

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

Summary Results
By Position Mocks By Player POS Mocks
DT 12 Christian Wilkins DT 9
WR 6 Calvin Ridley WR 5
LB 5 Roquan Smith LB 4
S 4 Maurice Hurst DT 3
DE 3 Derwin James S 3
Clelin Ferrell DE 2
4 players with one vote each

We have 118 days until the first round of the 2018 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 a defensive tackle as the number one priority for the Cowboys, and Christian Wilkins would indeed be a very interesting prospect for the Cowboys, as Joe Marino of FanRagSports explains:

Arguably the most physically gifted defensive tackle prospect in the class, Wilkins would give Dallas’ defensive line rotation a much-needed influx of talent. A blend of dynamic movement skills and power, Wilkins can make plays in every direction and he plays with a relentless motor.

Maliek Collins has been underwhelming and is better utilized in relief duty. Adding Wilkins would allow Collins to play more situationally, improving the starting lineup and depth of the Cowboys defensive tackle position.

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