An Insane Dallas Cowboys Seven Round Mock Draft

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Apr 26, 2012; New York, NY, USA; A general view as football fans line up before the 2012 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL Draft always has it’s twists and turns. But in my latest Dallas Cowboys seven round mock draft using the updated new “On The Clock” mock draft simulator over at fanspeak.com, I experienced one of the most craziest mocks I’ve seen this year. And the way things fell once the Cowboys were on the clock had me making some choices I’d never been faced with before. Therefore, I present to you one of the most insane mocks I’ve ever done. I’ve also included an attempt to explain my selections with most of these picks.

First round: No. 16 overall

Oct 26, 2013; College Station, TX, USA; Texas A&M Aggies offensive linesman Jake Matthews (75) warms up against the Vanderbilt Commodores before the game at Kyle Field. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

My Selection: OT – JAKE MATTHEWS, TEXAS A&M

The first round had it’s share of big surprises. Cleveland took quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo with the fourth overall pick. Linebacker Dee Ford went to Tampa Bay at number seven. Safety Jimmie Ward was taken by the Tennessee Titans at 11. And linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu was taken 13th overall by St. Louis. These crazy selections made top-five pick, Texas A&M’s offensive tackle Jake Matthews, fall right into our laps at #16. And with defensive tackle Aaron Donald already gone (Bears at 14), taking Matthews was a no-brainer. It would have been a much tougher choice if Donald was still on the board.

Although Matthews is listed at tackle, the Cowboys could move him over to guard. But more than likely, they’d move current starting right tackle Doug Free to guard instead (which they’ve experimented with before) and make Matthews our right tackle for the next ten years. Tyron Smith and him would then anchor one of the best offensive lines in the entire NFL.

Other options at #16 were: cornerback Darqueze Dennard, safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, linebacker C.J. Mosley, defensive tackle Ra’Shede Hageman, quarterback Johnny Manziel, defensive end Kony Ealy, and wide receiver Mike Evans.

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  • BaMBaM

    The D-line is biggest need and you don’t address it until 3rd and 5th rounds. You get 2 thumbs down. The 1st 3 picks should go to D-line.

  • Stephen

    This is a retarded mock draft. Just the first 2 picks alone moving Doug free to guard and Brandon Carr to safety.

    • PaulATX

      Considering that cutting Doug Free at the end of the season frees up 7 million in cap space. I would say that that is a great pick.

  • CowboysWin

    not so sure on this draft. At least you didn’t pass up trench players with a 5th round TE in the 2nd, but passing on Jernigan in the 2nd would be terrible. The 7th round has some great talent but it seems like you threw darts at a name list. Webster, Marsh at DE and Millard at FB should definitely be on the shortlist, with some stud RB from a smaller school to surpass Randle easily on the depth chart. Matthews is probably a good pick in the 1st, but I hope Donald is available

  • Chad

    Using the same simulator, I came up with :
    1- Ealy DE
    2- Jackson OG
    3- Ferguson DT
    4- Bullough ILB
    5- Murray QB
    7.1- Evans WR
    7.2- Lynch DE
    7.3- Huff FS
    7.4- Barnett DT
    7.5- Long OG
    7.6- Josey RB

  • Joe

    16

    DT

    LOUIS NIX III

    NOTRE DAME

    47

    DT

    TIMMY JERNIGAN

    FLORIDA STATE

    78

    DE

    JACKSON JEFFCOAT

    TEXAS

    119

    RB

    BISHOP SANKEY

    WASHINGTON

    158

    CB

    DEION BELUE

    ALABAMA

    229

    OT

    MATT PATCHAN

    BOSTON COLLEGE

    231

    S

    DEZMEN SOUTHWARD

    WISCONSIN

    238

    DE

    ETHAN WESTBROOKS

    WEST TEXAS A&M

    248

    C

    GABE IKARD

    OKLAHOMA

    251

    G

    SPENCER LONG

    NEBRASKA

    254

    FB

    J.C. COPELAND

    LSU

    • David

      Why on earth would you draft not one but two 1 tech’s back to back in the first round???? They will not even draft one 1 tech in the first round. Marinelli nixed them from drafting Floyd last year who was probably better than both of them.

  • jrcowboy49

    This is why you did not legalize weed. Steven Mullenax has toked too many!

  • Malcolm Currie

    Don’t like your mock draft at all!

  • serf

    might be the worst draft i have seen.

  • David

    So let me get this straight. You geniuses drafted 3 RB’s in this draft???? Um dont take this the wrong way but this draft sucks. Oh and so Dallas biggest need right now is arguably FS and I dont see one anywhere in this draft either. Wow.

    • PaulATX

      Dri Archer is listed as a RB, but he plays WR and is a return specialist. He also recorded the fastest 40yd time in the combine, so he most likely won’t play RB, wherever he goes. The other pick was a FB, which we have already seen that Murray runs better behind a good FB. This is not a good draft for FS, but I am curious who you think we should get?

      • David

        I personally love Pryor. I think he hits hard and has very good range. Most of the tape I watched of him he was playing the high single safety. I also love his hands. I dont know if you saw his pick of Bortles in the endzone but it was unreal. And I get what you are saying in breaking down the 3 rb’s. However I just dont see the need to spend 3 picks on them when they can draft some depth on the Ol and DL there. And lastly in most drafts the Safety position is not very deep. Dallas has wasted to many draft picks by selecting small school players in the mid rounds. They need to try and land a legit FS to make some plays in the back end. I think the FS’s have two picks in the last two years.

        • PaulTX

          I agreed with your focus on FS until Ware was cut. I think there is a limited amount of positions we can draft for this season, and I would rank DE over FS. That being said, if Pryor is the best player available at #16, then sure. FS is still a need, just not the biggest in my opinion.

          • David

            Well they have three enormous needs in FS, DE and LB. If they draft Kony or Tuitt like you said in other post they would be pretty big reaches. They cant do that. I would rather see them land Barr, Mosely, Pryor or Dix. Personally I think the FS is the greatest need on the team right now with DE. They can draft some quality DE’s in the 2nd round with better value and not much drop off in talent…The same cannot be said for the FS position. After Dix and Pryor there is a pretty bug drop off to the next tier. So would you want them to keep spinning their wheels and drafting mid round project players from small schools???

          • PaulTX

            I think because of the lack of depth at Safety Pryor and Dix will be off the board. My theory is to draft the best player available that fits your needs. So yes, if any of the players you mentioned are still on the board, then draft the best available because they all fit our needs. But given the choice of a DE, ILB, or FS, with equivalent values, I will go DE.

          • David

            But thats my point, I dont believe the value is there for the DE spot at 16 unless they go with Barr and have him put on some weight and play DE which I believe he would be very good at. I would rather go Pryor in the 1st and then get a Crichton, Reilly or Murphy in the 2nd. I think that builds the defense much better than reaching for a Kony and then still have a huge need at FS and LB. If Dallas got the 1st four players I had in my mock I think their defense would be hugely upgraded. I doubt it will happen but even if they got close to it Id be happy.

          • PaulTX

            Either Dix or Pryor will be taken by the Bills. Titans will most likely get the other if he’s not gone already. I like Crichton. I’m more of the mindset that Evans, Bridgewater/Manziel, Mosley and Jernigan would be around at #16. I think Chicago takes Donald. Most of the mocks I’ve seen have Dallas taking Donald or Jernigan, which I do not agree with. We’ll see on draft day.

          • David

            Well you can rule out Jernigan, Bridgewater and Manziel. So that would leave Mosely and I would be good with that. Would rather have Pryor or Dix slide to Dallas but Id be good with Mosely.

  • Guy Smith

    If we get Donald at #16, (offer the Bear a Third rounder next year so they dont tke him) and Crichton in the 2nd round, then add OLine, Safety and more defensive line help later, this could be a good draft.

  • David

    So I just a mock draft on Fanspeak simulator. If Dallas got this same draft plus or minus in the later rounds I would be elated. I went defense heavy in the first half and then Offense heavy with some defense in the mid to later rounds. I figured the later O-line picks can develop behind the starters assuming there are no injuries. So here ya go,
    1) Pryor – In my opinion he would walk on and be the best FS by a mile.
    2) Crichton- A relentless rusher would immediatley compete for a starting job.
    3) Borland – I was a bit surprised this Inside LB was here in the 3rd but the value was to great to pass up.
    4) Sutton- This guy could arguably come in and be the starting 1 tech. Not bad for a 4th round pick.
    5) Fales- Living in San Jose Ive seen this kid play a ton and he can develop very nicely behind Romo.
    7) Schofield OT Michigan
    7) Groy G Wisconsin
    7) Jones WR Notre Dame
    7) Harrison C Florida
    7) Archer RB Kent St.
    7) Collins DE Virginia Tech

  • Cowboy Kev

    The legalizing weed comment gives weed smokers a bad name!!! I don’t even smoke weed, and I think it’s an insult to weed . My grandmother could have picked better, and she passed away 15 years ago!!!

  • Cowboy Kev

    Steve, I apologize for try reply to jrcowboy49 about the legalizing weed reference. Your draft is a joke right? Seeing your bio states you do COMEDIC WRITING, keep this as a comedy masterpiece in your portfolio. This draft is hilarious. I am surprised you didn’t take Oprah Winfrey with one of your early picks!!

  • PaulATX

    Boy, that would be a dream. I do not like Fanspeak because some of the slides are unrealistic. I fully support your first. Your second, well I wouldn’t draft a DB, but if a mid-first rounder is there mid-second, I guess you have to pick him up. This was my Fanspeak draft:

    16 OLB ANTHONY BARR UCLA
    47 DE SCOTT CRICHTON OREGON STATE
    78 OT CYRUS KOUANDJIO ALABAMA
    119 DT WILL SUTTON ARIZONA STATE
    158 RB DE’ANTHONY THOMAS OREGON
    229 QB CASEY PACHALL TCU
    231 DE ETHAN WESTBROOKS WEST TEXAS A&M
    238 WR JOSH STEWART OKLAHOMA STATE
    248 S BROCK VEREEN MINNESOTA
    251 FB J.C. COPELAND LSU
    254 WR MICHAEL CAMPANARO WAKE FOREST

    • PaulATX

      No way Barr slides to #16 or Kouandjio makes it past the 2nd round, but it’s fun to pretend.