Alternate to a Mock
This is an alternate to a mock draft. It is basically a test of your Cowboys Draft board.
At each pick, you have to either take the player listed or trade down to any spot that you want and get something around chart value in return.
I used the McShay/Kiper averaged list made by robert70x7.
All players above your current pick were taken where listed (i.e. if you're at #3, then Jones and Lotulelei were taken at #1 and #2.
Yes = Make the pick
Trade down = Pass on the pick
1. Jarvis Jones
Trade down. He is a great pass rusher, but trading down even 1 spot here gets me another 2nd round pick. I don't see Jones as a Spencer replacement on the Strong Side due to limited size. There are other good pass rushers available.
2. Star Lotulelei
Yes, but with some reluctance. He is a very good player, but he might be a little overrated by the media. The reports of him dominating Khalad Holmes were vastly exaggerated by the media and announcers. See my play-by-play of him against Khalad Holmes:
3. Manti Te'o
Trade down. Bruce Carter is not moving to OLB.
4. Damontre Moore
Trade down, but with reluctance. Experience at both 4-3 DE and 3-4 OLB. Is he drastically better than the other outside pass rusher remaining on the board?
5. Chance Warmack
Trade down. I would not take a Guard in the top 10.
6. Luke Joeckel
Trade down, but very tempting to make this pick.
7. Bjoern Werner
Trade down. Difficult decision. He has an excellent 1st step. Coverage might be an issue as a 3-4 OLB. Other pass rushers still on the board.
8. Johnathan Hankins
9. Barkevious Mingo
Yes. Montgomery would make more sense as a Spencer replacement, but Mingoís elite 1st step is difficult to pass up at this spot.
10. Geno Smith
Yes. I donít really want to take a QB, but you donít get a chance to take the top rated guy very often.
11. Dee Milliner
12. Sylvester Williams
Trade down. Tempting again. He is a decent pass rusher. He could play some 3-4 DE, but is shorter than preferred at that position.
13. Matt Barkley
Trade down. Just not that impressed.
14. Johnathan Jenkins
Trade down. This is based on the players still available.
15. Sam Montgomery
Yes. Could be the perfect replacement for Spencer.
16. Jonathan Cooper
Yes. It would be crazy to pick an OG this high, but this player is the perfect fit for Callahanís ZBS in Dallas, IMO. He can also play Center which improves his stock.
17. Cornelius Carradine
Trade down. Would consider in late 1st or early 2nd.
18. Sheldon Richardson
Yes, if his character checks out. He is very quick and strong, although a little short as a 5-technique.
19. Dion Jordan
Trade down. Ouch, his upside is very high, but he has a very thin build which I view as risky. At this point both Dallas Thomas and Corey Lemonier are available.
20. Taylor Lewan
21. Alec Ogletree
22. Justin Hunter
23. Corey Lemonier
Trade down. Itís Dallas Thomas or bust.
24. Shariff Floyd
25. Eric Fisher
26. Keenan Allen
27. Kenny Vacarro
Trade down. Is he really the top rated safety?
Yes. I could wait for Barrett Jones, but Thomas is much quicker and has a much higher upside, IMO. Iím taking him here as an OG, but Iím not convinced that he canít play OT in the NFL.
28. Jake Matthews
Yes. He could probably play OG also.
29. Robert Woods
30. Terrance Williams
31. Zach Ertz
32. Kawaan Short
Trade down. Could be good value here based on talent, but this is not a high motor player.
33. Johnathan Banks
Trade down. Could be a bargain for someone here, but his speed is questionable.
34. Bennie Logan