Cowboys Mock Draft: First Round 3.0

We continue trying to unlock the NFL Draft's first round with our third attempt at matching need, talent and tendency between the NFL's teams and the cream of the draft crop.

First Round NFL Mock

With just two weeks remaining before the 2015 NFL Draft, the crazy rumors are flying around very strong. It’s silly season, and teams are using their close media confidants in an effort to add subterfuge and confusion into the mix, as their competitors try to plan for what will happen before they land on the clock. The only team that doesn’t much need to engage in this is Tampa Bay, as they hold the top pick in the draft.

Sure, if Tampa is looking to trade down from the top spot, they need to act as if they are heavily considering drafting the player who is coveted; that will net them the highest bounty. Could the recent rumors they are leaning towards Marcus Mariota be just that? Possibly, but when you have the number one pick and no quarterback solution it’s a dangerous game for a staff to trade away from a potential franchise savior.

In previous mocks, we have avoided making trades, but in this version we have our first. A team moving up to get the second quarterback off the board. The real draft is bound to have plenty of movement, but for now, this is the only trade we are conduction. Without further ado, Mock Draft 3.0.

1BUCCANEERSMarcus Mariota - QB - Oregon
2TITANSLeonard Williams - DE - USC
3JAGUARSVic Beasley - OLB - Clemson
4RAIDERSAmari Cooper - WR - Alabama
5RAMSJameis Winston - QB - Florida St
6JETSKevin White - WR - West Virginia
7BEARSDante Fowler - DE - Florida
8FALCONSBud Dupree - DE - Kentucky
9GIANTSLandon Collins - S - Alabama
10REDSKINSRandy Gregory - RLB - Nebraska
11VIKINGSTrae Waynes - CB - Michigan St
12BROWNSDeVante Parker - WR - Louisville
13SAINTSDanny Shelton - DT - Washington
14DOLPHINSTodd Gurley - RB - Georgia
1549ERSBrandon Scherff - OT - Iowa
16TEXANSCameron Erving - OT - Florida St
17CHARGERSMelvin Gordon - RB - Wisconsin
18CHIEFSEric Kendricks - ILB - UCLA
19BROWNSEddie Goldman - DT - Florida St
20EAGLESShaq Thompson - OLB - Washington
21BENGALSShane Ray - RLB - Missouri
22STEELERSKevin Johnson - CB - Wake Forest
23LIONSMalcom Brown - DT - Texas
24CARDINALSArik Armstead - DE - Oregon
25PANTHERSAndrus Peat - OT - Stanford
26RAVENSDorial Green-Beckham - WR - Oklahoma
27COWBOYSByron Jones - CB - Connecticut
28BRONCOSTJ Clemmings - OT - Pittsburgh
29COLTSJake Fisher - OT - Oregon
30PACKERSMaxx Williams - TE - Minnesota
31SAINTSBreshad Perriman - WR - Central Florida
32PATRIOTSMarcus Peters - CB - Washington

In this iteration, the Cowboys select Byron Jones, CB from Connecticut. Jones was the most recent player profiled here on CowboysHQ and his phyiscal abilities make him an extremely intriguing possibility should other Dallas targets be snatched up before the 27th pick comes up. Go here to read our profile on the former Huskie.

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