The more that I study this draft and the possible prospects that could be available for the Dallas Cowboys at 28, the more I like the idea of trading down. Of course, that’s easier said than done. But, for this 2017 Cowboys mock draft I decided to lay out the scenario that the San Francisco 49ers wanted to move up in the first round to 28 in order to acquire a quarterback so they can could take advantage of the fifth year option first-round draft picks receive.
This isn’t the first time the Cowboys have traded down with 49ers. In 2013, both teams were able to work out a trade and even though the 49ers seemed to get the better of the deal according to the NFL trade value chart, the Cowboys ended up with Travis Frederick and Terrance Williams. This time around the trade is pretty equal in point value for both teams, although it favors the Cowboys just a little bit.
The San Francisco 49ers receive the Cowboys first-round draft pick (28th overall), while the Cowboys receive the 49ers second round draft pick (34th overall) and two in the fourth round (109th & 143rd overall). According to Drafttek’s trade value chart, the 28th draft pick is worth 660 points and the 49ers second and two fourth round draft picks are worth 560+76+34= 670. The numbers don’t match up perfectly, but it’s a trade both teams could live with.
Now that we have everything broken down, let’s take a look and see who the Dallas Cowboys can land after trading out of the first round for this mock draft. Use arrow tool provided to navigate through the mock draft.
* All players were selected according to Matt Miller’s player rankings