Jerry Jones may have inadvertently revealed the Cowboys’ draft board…again
Jerry Jones’ proclivity for doing standup interviews in front of the Cowboys’ draft board may have revealed the team’s player rankings, according to a reconstruction by BloggingTheBoys.com from video clips.
What does the blog’s post-draft peek at the ‘Boys big board reveal?
- First-round draft pick Travis Frederick, a center from Wisconsin, was assigned a second-round grade as the 22nd player behind 19 first-round rated players on the Cowboys’ board.
- Dallas did not have a quarterback, running back, linebacker or center graded with first-round value.
- The team had Florida defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd ranked No. 5 overall, but chose to pass on him at No. 18 to trade back with the 49ers.
- The Cowboys also rated several players substantially lower than their eventual selection including a fourth-round value on quarterback E.J. Manuel who was selected by the Bills in the first-round, and third-round ratings for first-round picks Kyle Long (20th overall), Desmond Trufant (22nd) and Datone Jones (26th).
- Drafted players including first-rounders Jarvis Jones, Alec Ogletree, Matt Elam, plus later picks Christine Michael, Keenan Allen, Marcus Lattimore and Tyrann Mathieu were not even listed on the Cowboys’ board.
It’s not the first time the Cowboys’ draft board was leaked. Three years ago, the team’s in-house television department inadvertently posted a video interview with Jones, the team’s owner and general manager, standing in front of the team’s draft-day whiteboard.