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Dallas Cowboys 2017 Draft Predictions: Who Do You Think The Cowboys Will Pick?

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Put together a list of 30 players you think the Cowboys will draft and submit them for the record. After the draft we'll look at how accurate our predictions were.

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We have a special challenge for you today. Submit a list of up to 30 players, irrespective of round, that you think the Cowboys will draft or sign as undrafted free agents. How you arrive at your selection is entirely up to you. You can carpet-bomb the first three rounds; you can focus on specific positions; you can look at the list of players the Cowboys invited for pre-draft visits or local "Dallas day" workouts; anything goes, but you've got to stick to 30 players.

One of the interesting aspects of working with a 30-name list is that it forces you to make some hard choices: do you really pick a cornerback for every round; are you going to go out on a limb for that small-school standout; what's your position on tight ends; just how many defensive linemen can the Cowboy really draft; will a wide receiver increase or decrease your chances of getting more picks right; are you going to plan for a trade-down or not? Lots of questions that you'll need to address as you whittle down the names on your board.

To get things started, Michael Sisemore, Danny Phantom, and I will submit our Top 30.

Michael Sisemore's 30 prospects for the Cowboys

First Round Second Round
Third Round
Fourth Round
Fifth/Sixth
7th/Priority FA
DEFENSE
DE Charles Harris
Tyus Bowser
Derek Rivers
Tanoh Kpassagnon
Takkarist McKinley
Tarell Basham
Daeshon Hall
T.J. Watt Jordan Willis
DT Jermiah Ledbetter
LB Ben Gedeon
CB Kevin King
Cordrea Tankerlsey
Shaquill Griffin Treston Decoud
Adoree' Jackson
Fabian Moreau
Chidobe Awuzie
S Marcus Williams Justin Evans Xavier Woods
Marcus Maye
OFFENSE
QB Seth Russell
RB Jeremy McNichols
WR
Curtis Samuel Juju Smith-Schuster Mack Hollins Fred Ross
OL
Taylor Moton Julie'n Davenport

Many of Sisemore's picks have been to Dallas for pre-draft visits or had workouts with the Cowboys and his list is heavily skewed towards the defense, with just eight offensive players on his board.

OCC's 30 prospects for the Cowboys

First Round Second Round
Third Round
Fourth Round
Fifth/Sixth
7th/Priority FA
DEFENSE
DE Charles Harris
Tyus Bowser
Derek Rivers
Daeshon Hall

Derek Barnett
Jordan Willis

Tanoh Kpassagnon

Takkarist McKinley




CB Kevin King
Fabian Moreau Shaquill Griffin Damontae Kazee
Brendan Langley
Treston Decoud
Adoree' Jackson
Chidobe Awuzie
Cordrea Tankersley
Jalen Myrick


S Marcus Maye Justin Evans Xavier Woods Tedric Thompson
OFFENSE
QB



Jerod Evans
Seth Russell
RB



Brian Hill
Aaron Jones





Jahad Thomas
WR


Juju Smith-Schuster
Robert Davis
Fred Ross

I also went heavy on official pre-draft visitors as well as players the Cowboys worked out, but I am dialed in on defense in the first four rounds.

Danny Phantom also weighed in with a litle board, and he goes all in on defense, with just four of 30 prospects coming from the offensive side of the ball.

Danny Phantom's 30 prospects for the Cowboys

First Round Second Round
Third Round
Fourth Round
Fifth/Sixth
7th/Priority FA
DEFENSE
DE Charles Harris
Tyus Bowser
Derek Rivers
Tanoh Kpassagnon

Taco Charlton
Jordan Willis




Takkarist McKinley Tarell Basham




DT



Jeremiah Ledbetter

LB



Blair Brown

CB Adoree' Jackson Kevin King Sidney Jones
Rasul Douglas

Treston Decoud
Tre'Davious White
Cordrea Tankersley Fabian Moreau

Chidobe Awuzie Desmond King

Gareon Conley

S Obi Melifonwu
Marcus Williams Xavier Woods Tedric Thompson

Justin Evans


OFFENSE
OT


Julie'n Davenport
RB


T.J. Logan
WR

Curtis Samuel
Juju Smith-Schuster

Over to you: Put together your 30 picks. Keep the format simple. We'll award one point for each correct name you've predicted, be it a draft pick or a subsequent UDFA signing, regardless of round. There's no specific time limit to submit your picks, but the start of the draft on Thursday will be an obvious cut-off point

For easy legibility, use this or a similar format to post your selections in the comments below:

1st Round: T.J. Watt, Malik McDowell, Tyus Bowser, Tre'Davious White, Taco Charlton

2nd Round: Marlon Humphrey, Budda Baker, Josh Jones, Adam Shaheen, Tarell Basham

3rd Round: Cooper Kupp, Jake Butt, DeMarcus Walker, Rasul Douglas, Sidney Jones

4th Round: John Johnson, D'Onta Foreman, Ben Gedeon, Xavier Woods, Eddie Vanderdoes

5th/6th Round: Tanoh Kpassagnon, Donnel Pumphrey, Hunter Dimick, Jeremiah Ledbetter, Dylan Cole

7th Round/Priority Free Agents: Jon Toth, Bryan Cox, Avery Moss, Billy Brown, Fred Ross

Your reward? Some fun in compiling your list of 30 names and bragging rights for whoever gets the most picks right.

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You may think this is an exercise in futility, as there's no way to pick a few names out of a pool of 400 or so draft eligible players from which the Cowboys are likely to chose. But that's not necessarily the case.

  • In 2013, BTB-member starmesh23 hit on six players that ended up with the Cowboys after the draft.
  • In 2014, 86 BTB members participated in this exercise, and found out the hard way that in spite of nine draft picks by the Cowboys, predicting who the Cowboys would pick proved very tough. BTB-members YumaCactus and dallasdan hit on five Cowboys draft picks or UDFA signings.
  • In 2015, BTB-member Chad Loveland got seven players right, including the first four in sequence (Jones, Gregory, Green, Wilson, plus Gibson) and two free agents (George Farmer, Lucky Whitehead).
  • In 2016, Joey Ickes got six  payers right, even if only two of them were draft picks. Despite the Cowboys making nine draft picks, only two particpants, BigDadJoe and Markythearky, got four draft picks right.

The Cowboys have seven picks heading into the draft. Can someone get more than half of the 2017 Cowboys draft picks right?