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It’s that time of the year again  when everyone is compiling their 2016 Dallas Cowboys mock draft. Here at YDCFF we don’t pay attention to media projections and compile our own board based on the grades we put on the players.

scooby wright 2016 Dallas Cowboys Mock Draft.

We compile two boards. First we create a big board which is our grades on all of the players, and then we compile a board for the Cowboys based on where they are picking. For the purposes of this 2016 Dallas Cowboys Mock Draft, we used the draft simulator at Fanspeak.

The NFL scouting combine has come and gone, and as expected, the Cowboys were not major players in free agency. Nothing really changed as far as the Cowboys’ needs are concerned other than signing Cedric Thornton as a defensive tackle.

Despite selecting the CBS big board to be used on the simulator, we reverted back to our board when making the player selections for this 2016 Dallas Cowboys Mock Draft. Keep in mind that mock drafts are for fun. No one knows what Jerry Jones will do. When making our selections, we don’t pick who we think the Cowboys will select, we pick who we feel is the best player available in that round who fills an immediate need for the Cowboys. Currently there are a lot of them.

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Al Beam:

Team Needs: DE, DT, LB, CB, S, RB, OT, OG, WR, QB

4: R1P4

DE SHAQ LAWSON
CLEMSON

34: R2P3

CB JALEN MILLS
LSU

67: R3P4

RB DERRICK HENRY
ALABAMA

98: R4P3

ILB SCOOBY WRIGHT III
ARIZONA

137: R4P38

DT D.J. READER
CLEMSON

171: R6P1

DE MATT JUDON
GRAND VALLEY STATE

212: R6P34

QB KEVIN HOGAN
STANFORD

216: R6P38

OT/G JOE DAHL
WASHINGTON STATE

217: R6P3

TE DAVID J. GRINNAGE
NC STATE

Cas:

Team Needs: DE, DT, LB, CB, S, RB, OT, OG, WR, QB

4: R1P4

DE SHAQ LAWSON
CLEMSON

34: R2P3

CB ELI APPLE
OHIO STATE

67: R3P4

RB DEVONTAE BOOKER
UTAH

98: R4P3

DT D.J. READER
CLEMSON

137: R4P34

DE MATT JUDON
GRAND VALLEY STATE

171: R6P14

C AUSTIN BLYTHE
IOWA

212: R6P34

QB Cody Kessler
USC

216: R6P38

WR JAYDON MICKENS
WASHINGTON

217: R6P39

TE DARION GRISWOLD
ARKANSAS STATE

 

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The fact the Cowboys traded away some draft picks for players who are not even on the team anymore made it difficult to try and address all of the needs in this 2016 Dallas Cowboys Mock Draft. However, the compensatory picks did make it easier to address more of the needs in this updated version of our mock draft.

However, the Cowboys were not very active in free agency in order to find some starting caliber players. In our previous mock we stated they needed to be if they wanted to fill all of the immediate needs. It would have allowed them to enter this draft open minded and afford them a better opportunity to draft the best available players rather than reaching out of desperation. Seeing what the Cowboys did in free agency wasn’t a big help to us when we compiled an updated version of our 2016 Cowboys Mock Draft.

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  • Gabriel Carrasco

    I think Al’s is slightly better. I like Apple more than Mills. But everything else fell right for me in Al’s, still not a huge fan of Henry though.

    • That figures lol. What pisses me off is I am the biggest Scooby fan on the planet and he got him. I wanted to pick him in rd 3 and he was gone already, Actually when I picked in Rd2 Elliot was there, but I knew that was unrealistic so I grabbed a CB. this is actually the portfolio version of the mock which will permanently be on the home page in that lil slider. The actual article version most people will see is here. http://yourdailycowboysfootballfix.com/nfl/2016-dallas-cowboys-mock-draft-comp-picks/

    • That figures lol. What pisses me off is I am the biggest Scooby fan on the planet and he got him. I wanted to pick him in rd 3 and he was gone already, Actually when I picked in Rd2 Elliot was there, but I knew that was unrealistic so I grabbed a CB. this is actually the portfolio version of the mock which will permanently be on the home page in that lil slider. The actual article version most people will see is here. http://yourdailycowboysfootballfix.com/nfl/2016-dallas-cowboys-mock-draft-comp-picks/

    • Al likes those big bruiser backs he always has.

    • Al likes those big bruiser backs he always has.

    • Al

      I’ll tell ya why I like those big backs. I played MLB. If you ever tried to break down and tackle a 245 lb back with a full head of steam you would understand completely. Take one with his combination of burst, speed, power and athletic ability: that kid will wear out a defense with a quickness.

      • BigDIndiana

        Playing safety I felt your pain. We had a guy on our team in high school that weighed 230 at RB and I used to get a lump in my throat in practice when he would break through the line. Only 5′ 10″ and wasn’t an ounce of fat on the dude. Brought back the memory of a guy (DB) hitting him low in a game and he came to our huddle once he was able to get up. Their coaches had to come get him. LOL 2nd level guys hate big backs.
        Henry is a straight line runner just like Murray and McFadden and I think would do well here. 4.52 was an impressive time for a 247 lb back