Individual mock drafts can be a little misleading at times, but in aggregate, expert predictions regarding who the Dallas Cowboys will select in the first round of the 2014 NFL draft, can be of use to us. The reason for that is because an individual mock draft displays just one possible way things could unfold, while the aggregate factors out biases; a “consensus” draft removes outlying opinions and provides a pretty clear glimpse into the “true” most probable path for the Cowboys and other teams this May.
The “consensus” on the Cowboys is that there really is no consensus; there’s not too much agreement on what Dallas might do in this year’s draft. That’s probably due to the team possessing a plethora of needs. It’s difficult to determine which hole they want to tackle first.
With that said, let’s take a look at the top five players the experts are projecting to come to Dallas in the first round, along with a little analysis and prediction of how likely such an occurrence might be.