If the Dallas Cowboys stay at the 16th pick on May 8, the players they’ll possibly be choosing from are Missouri DE Kony Ealy, Florida State DT Timmy Jernigan and Notre Dame OT Zack Martin.
Aaron Donald (DT, Pitt) and Anthony Barr (OLB/DE, UCLA) might be higher on the Cowboys’ draft board, however, there’s a good chance both are gone by 16.
But what if the first three players mentioned are who the Cowboys are picking between? If they’re not completely in love with any of them, the best option could be trading back for the second consecutive year. Of course, you first have to find a trade partner.
The ideal situation would be to move back 5-7 spots. In that scenario, they could possibly still land Ealy or Jernigan, or choose between Boise State defensive end Demarcus Lawrence, Auburn defensive end Dee Ford or Northern Illinois safety Jimmie Ward and then gain an additional third round pick in the process.
Those are just my thoughts, but here’s what the mock draft experts are saying.
NOTE: The entire comment from each expert is not included in many of these. Click on the link to read all of the analysis.