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2017 NFL Mock Draft Database 3.0: 50 Mocks, 19 Prospects For Dallas Cowboys

We have 50 of the freshest 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 63% of the mocks had the Cowboys taking a defensive end, while 23% had the Cowboys taking a cornerback.

In our second, pre-Combine edition of the mock draft database, this time with 40 different mocks, defensive ends remained the top choice at 64% of all mocks, while defensive backs dropped slightly to 20%.

Today's edition of our mock draft database features 50 different mocks, all of which were published after the mass exodus of Cowboys defensive backs in free agency.

Mock Draft Database (click blue column headers to sort)
Mock Draft Player
College Last Updated
CBS Sports (Wilson) Evan Engram TE Ole Miss 4/5
DraftTek Kevin King CB Washington 4/5
ESPN (Kiper) Jabrill Peppers S Michigan 4/5
ESPN (McShay) Taco Charlton DE Michigan 4/5 (Burke) Obi Melifonwu S Connecticut 4/5
The Sports Bank John Ross WR Washington 4/5
Walter Football (Walter) Takkarist McKinley DE UCLA 4/5
B/R (Gagnon) Taco Charlton DE Michigan 4/4
ESPN (Grossi) Marlon Humphrey CB Alabama 4/4 (Jeremiah) Adoreé Jackson CB USC 4/4
PFF (Palazzolo) Taco Charlton DE Michigan 4/4
SB Nation (Kadar) Gareon Conley CB Ohio State 4/4
Toronto Sun (Bilicky) Chidobwe Awuzie CB Colorado 4/4
Draft Analyst (Pauline) Adoreé Jackson CB USC 4/3
Draft Countdown (Wright) Charles Harris DE Missouri 4/3
Draftseason (Falk) David Njoku TE Miami 4/3
Draftwire (Easterling) John Ross WR Washington 4/3
Pro Football Weekly (Talon) O.J. Howard TE Alabama 4/3
Rotoworld (Norris) T.J. Watt DE Wisconsin 4/3
Sporting News (Iyer) David Njoku TE Miami 4/3
The Huddle (Bonini) Tre'Davious White CB LSU 4/3
Walter Football (Charlie) Tre'Davious White CB LSU 4/3
Draftblaster Jabrill Peppers S Michigan 4/2
Houston Chronicle (Wilson) Marlon Humphrey CB Alabama 4/2
Houston Chronicle (McClain) Gareon Conley CB Ohio State 4/1
Inside The Pylon (Alexander) Tre'Davious White CB LSU 4/1
LA Times (Farmer) Jabrill Peppers S Michigan 4/1
Chicago Tribune (Biggs) Tre'Davious White CB LSU 3/31
Denver Post (Wolfe) Obi Melifonwu S Connecticut 3/31
Foxsports (Kurtenbach) Charles Harris DE Missouri 3/31
Star-Telegram (Williams) Jabrill Peppers S Michigan 3/31
CBS Sports (Brinson) Charles Harris DE Missouri 3/30
CBS Sports (Prisco) Takkarist McKinley DE UCLA 3/30 (Reuter) Josh Jones S N.C. State 3/30
San Diego Union Trib. (Brown) Taco Charlton DE Michigan 3/30
Atanta Journal-C. (Ledbetter) David Njoku TE Miami 3/29
Big Lead (McIntyre) T.J. Watt DE Wisconsin 3/29
Newsday (Klopsis) Jabrill Peppers S Michigan 3/29
Real GM (Risdon) Obi Melifonwu S Connecticut 3/29 (Casserly) Marlon Humphrey CB Alabama 3/28
The Ringer (Kelly) Obi Melifonwu S Connecticut 3/28
Sports On Earth (Arthur) O.J. Howard TE Alabama 3/28
CBS Sports (Brugler) Takkarist McKinley DE UCLA 3/27
CBS Sports (Rang) Chidobwe Awuzie CB Colorado 3/27 (Zierlein) Derek Barnett DE Tennessee 3/27
Pro Football Weekly (Arkush) T.J. Watt DE Wisconsin 3/27
Draft King (Pickney) Carl Lawson DE Auburn 3/25
USA Today (Davis) Tre'Davious White CB LSU 3/25
CBS Sports (Dubin) David Njoku TE Miami 3/24 (Brooks) Charles Harris DE Missouri 3/20

Here's a further breakdown of the mocks, showing which positions appeared in how many mocks, and how that has changed over time.

Summary Results
By Position Jan 23 Feb 14 April 5
DE 63% 63% 32%
23% 20% 50%
23% 15% 30%
-- 5% 20%
6% 3% 14%
15% 4%
3% - - - -

Defensive ends take a bruising in today's mock draft roundup, while defensive backs see a strong surge in in the latest Cowboys mock drafts. Interestingly, while cornerbacks have been a staple in Cowboys mock drafts throughout the offseason, the real gainers are safeties, who were mocked to the Cowboys 10 time in the 50 mocks above.

The only problem is, even if the Cowboys were to decide to pick a defensive back, which one would it be? There are nine different defensive backs offered up as the Cowboys selection in the 50 mock drafts above. And what makes the mock draft picture for the Cowboys even murkier is that the 50 mocks suggest 19 different players would be a fit for the Cowboys.

There is no clear front-runner in these mocks. The two players mentioned most often, Jabrill Peppers and Tre'Davious White, show up in just five mocks each. Four more players (Taco Charlton, Charles Harris, Obi Melifonwu, and David Njoku) show up with four mocks selections each.

Could one of those six players be the Cowboys' 1st-round pick in the 2017 NFL draft? Which one of the six  would be your choice?

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