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2017 NFL Mock Draft Database 2.0: 40 Mocks, 16 Prospects For Dallas Cowboys

We have 40 of the juiciest mocks handpicked for your mock draft pleasure. Plus there's a poll!

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In our inaugural mock draft database of the season, published during Senior Bowl Week on January 23, we surveyed 35 different mock drafts by some of the better-known draftniks on the interwebs and found that 31 of the 35 mocks were projecting the Cowboys to take a defensive player.

Today's edition of our mock draft database features 40 different mocks, all of which were published after January 23, But while the mocks are new, the overall tendency for the Cowboys is not: 33 of the 40 mocks have the Cowboys picking a defensive player.

The table below lists the 40 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
The Sports Bank O.J. Howard
TE Alabama 2/14
CBS Sports (Brugler) Carl Lawson DE Auburn 2/13
Draftwire John Ross
WR Washington 2/13
Walter Football (Charlie) Adoreé Jackson
CB USC 2/13
Sporting News Quincy Wilson
CB Florida 2/13
CBS Sports (Rang) John Ross WR Washington 2/13
NFL.com (Casserly) Quincy Wilson CB Florida 2/13
SB Nation Taco Charlton
DE Michigan 2/13
USA Today Charles Harris DE Missouri 2/12
SEC Country Taco Charlton
DE Michigan 2/12
NFL Mocks Taco Charlton
DE Michigan 2/10
Shutdown Corner Charles Harris DE Missouri 2/10
Real GM Derek Barnett DE Tennessee 2/10
B/R (Miller) Takkarist McKinley DE UCLA 2/10
FootballCouchScout John Ross
WR Washington 2/10
Draftboard Guru
Tim Williams DE Alabama 2/10
Draftseason (Lupagus) Taco Charlton
DE Michigan 2/9
DraftTek Gareon Conley
CB Ohio State 2/9
San Diego Union Trib. Taco Charlton
DE Michigan 2/9
Draft Site John Ross
WR Washington 2/9
Walter Football (Walter) Corey Davis
WR Western Michigan 2/8
ESPN (McShay) Tim Williams
DE Alabama 2/8
SI.com (Burke) Taco Charlton
DE Michigan 2/8
NESN Gareon Conley
CB Ohio State
2/8
NFL.com (Jeremiah) Charles Harris
DE Missouri 2/8
Inside The Pylon Charles Harris DE Missouri 2/7
Draft King Carl Lawson DE Auburn 2/7
Pewter Report Carl Lawson DE Auburn 2/6
Draft Countdown Justin Evans S Texas A&M 2/6
Newsday Takkarist McKinley DE UCLA 2/6
Rotoworld Charles Harris DE Missouri 2/6
Seahawksdraftblog Justin Evans
S Texas A&M
2/5
EDS Football Sidney Jones CB Washington 2/3
Draftbreakdown Takkarist McKinley DE UCLA 2/1
NFL.com (Zierlein) Derek Barnett
DE Tennessee 1/29
Foxsports Takkarist McKinley DE UCLA 1/28
MyNFLdraft JuJu Smith-Schuster WR USC 1/26
NFL.com (Brooks) Solomon Thomas
DE Stanford 1/26
Football's Future Tim Williams
DE Alabama 1/25
Breaking Football Derek Barnett DE Tennessee 1/25

Here's a further breakdown of the mocks, showing which player appeared in how many mocks, and how that has changed versus three weeks ago.

Summary Results (no. of mocks per player)
Player Position Jan. 23 Feb 14
Taco Charlton DE 2 6
Charles Harris DE 10 5
Takkarist McKinley DE 4 4
John Ross WR 1 4
Carl Lawson DE 2 3
Derek Barnett DE - - 3
Tim Williams DE 1 3
Justin Evans S - - 2
Quincy Wilson CB - - 2
Gareon Conley CB - - 2
Solomon Thomas DE - - 1
Sidney Jones CB 6
1
Corey Davis WR - - 1
Adoreé Jackson CB 1 1
O.J. Howard TE - - 1
JuJu Smith-Schuster WR 1 1

Sidney Jones and Charles Harris seem to have fallen out of favor with the mock draft crowd, while Taco Charlton and John Ross have seen the fortunes improve, though this doesn't necessarily mean much coming from a bunch of mock drafts in early February.

Last year for example, we tallied 37 mocks on Feb. 5 and 30 on Jan. 29. And of those 67 combined mock drafts, only one (Jeff Risdon of RealGM.com) had the Cowboys picking Ezekiel Elliott.

We're still very far away from having a consensus pick for the Cowboys emerge from these mock drafts, though if you sort by position, DE (25 of 40 mocks) is the clear front-runner, followed by CB and WR (both 6). Going by the results of this iteration of our mock draft database, a quartet of players seems to be hogging the mock draft vote of the assembled draftniks above: Taco Charlton, Charles Harris, Takkarist McKinley, and John Ross.

Which one of the four would be your choice?