With the NFL regular season over and bowl season quickly winding down, mock draft season is upon us again.
Over at Blogging The Boys, One.Cool.Customer gives a (far too early) look at which players the Cowboys could be choosing from in April:
We know that as a predictor of which players are going to which teams, mock drafts aren't particularly accurate. But for those of us who enjoy talking about the draft, mock drafts can still be a lot of fun regardless, as they can give us a general sense for where a player fits on the draft boards. The early mocks have Dallas looking at eight linemen (with three Jonathans in the mix), a safety and a QB.
The linemen are neatly divided into four on the defensive side -- Jessie Williams (Alabama), John Jenkins (Georgia), Shelden Richardson (Missouri) and Johnathan Hankins (Ohio State) -- and four on offense -- Jonathan Cooper (UNC), Chance Warmack (Alabama), Jake Matthews (Texas A&M) and Lane Johnson (Oklahoma).
If Jerry Jones will just stay at No. 18 and pick an interior linemen, the Cowboys will be choosing from a fairly impressive group. However, as any Dallas fan knows, Jerry loves to make a splash with skill players and deal down for more picks, two draft strategies which haven't exactly worked out over the last decade.