As the NFL draft nears, many Dallas Cowboys fans are deluged with mock drafts. But what about trading down? If you’re hungry for trade-downs, take a gander.
By now, many of us have seen boatloads of mock drafts, and as fun as they are, they’re starting to get a little repetitive. Except for one thing: Most of them involve a straight draft, where the Dallas Cowboys simply take the best choice that falls to them at pick 17.
However, the next most likely storyline has Dallas trading down. And while we’ve all probably seen a few of these, I thought it might be fun to run a variety of mocks focusing solely on trade-downs, to see what some of the options are.
I used two different mock draft generators: One from The Draft Network, and the other from Pro Football Focus. At each site, I traded down no matter what I saw at pick 17, which wasn’t always easy. About half the time, a player worth staying put for fell to that spot.
In fact, once Derrick Brown, the best defensive tackle in the draft and an almost-certain top ten pick, fell all the way to 17. It’s a good thing I wasn’t drinking milk. It would have spurted out of my nose like Old Glory.
Each mock ran until the end of the fourth round. That was plenty to get the feel for the lay of the land. Now, without further ado, here are the trade-down mocks I conducted:
Option One – Trade with Tennessee Titans. Cowboys’ 17 for the Titans’ first and third-rounders, picks 29 and 93. The Draft Network.
Round One – Trevon Diggs, cornerback, Alabama
Round Two – Kyle Duggar, safety, Lenoir-Rhyne
Round Three – Akeem Davis-Gaither, linebacker, Appalachian State
– Tyler Biadasz, center, Wisconsin
Round Four – Devin Duverney, wide receiver, Texas
Option Two – Trade with Jacksonville Jaguars. Cowboys’ 17 and 51 for the Jaguars’ first and second-rounders, picks 20 and 42. The Draft Network.
Round One – K’Lavon Chiasson, edge, LSU
Round Two -Trevon Diggs, cornerback, Alabama
Round Three – Tee Higgens, wide receiver, Clemson
Round Four – Devin Asiasi, tight end, UCLA