Last week, I challenged our knowledgeable readers to produce their own seven-round mock drafts in preparation for the real thing happening this Thursday night. The assigned task was to “step into the comfortable shoes” of Dallas Cowboys general manger and owner Jerry Jones and make the team’s selections for all 11 of the Cowboys current draft picks. Below and in the pages to follow you’ll find those results, along with the readers own notes and my humble analysis of their selections. Enjoy part three!
Mock by: Burton
16 – DT TIMMY JERNIGAN, FLORIDA STATE
47 – DE SCOTT CRICHTON, OREGON STATE
78 – RB BISHOP SANKEY, WASHINGTON
119 – DE MARCUS SMITH, LOUISVILLE
158 – WR MIKE DAVIS, TEXAS
229 – QB CONNOR SHAW, SOUTH CAROLINA
231 – CB AARON COLVIN, OKLAHOMA
238 – G SPENCER LONG, NEBRASKA
248 – S BROCK VEREEN, MINNESOTA
251 – C COREY LINSLEY, OHIO STATE
254 – OT JUSTIN BRITT, MISSOURI
My Analysis: Jernigan, Crichton and the versatile Smith fill the Cowboys defensive line needs. Many consider Sankey the top running back in the draft. Landing him in the third round could be a Godsend, especially with DeMarco Murray’s contract expiring. Note sure three offensive lineman in the seventh will be enough to find us a start in that group. But it’ll certainly help with depth.