Everyone and their mother puts out a mock draft leading up to the draft. Mock drafts create interesting discussion and allow different scenarios to play out as we all play the role of GM from our couch. Some mock drafts, however, are more informed and have some inside knowledge that the casual fans do not.
NFL experts use their inside knowledge from team executives and others to create very informed picks. So let’s look at where the NFL experts have the Cowboys going with the 9th overall pick this year.
The common pick is Nebraska cornerback Prince Amukamara. ESPN’s Mel Kiper has had Dallas going that direction for some time now and he is not alone. Rob Rang, NFL Draft Scout, Don Banks from SI.com and Pat Kirwan of NFL.com all have the Cowboys taking Amukamara. The one man who has taken a different approach is Chad Reuter from NFLDraftScout.com who has Dallas taking USC offensive tackle Tyron Smith.