Chart: Dallas Cowboys 2013 NFL Draft Big Board has been leaked

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones' NFL Draft habits have been leaked for the world to see. (Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports)

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones’ NFL Draft habits have been leaked for the world to see. (Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports)

In 2010, fans took screenshots from ESPN’s broadcast inside the Cowboys’ War Room and from them were able to piece together owner Jerry Jones’ supposedly top-secret Big Board. Writers at SB Nation’s Blogging the Boys did the exact same thing with Jones’ 2013 board, and it provides some real insights into the team’s scouting process going into the all-important draft.

Here’s one of the pictures Blogging the Boys used in order to piece together the Cowboys’ Board:

jerry jones big board photo

The names and what round each player was slotted are all listed out behind Jones during the broadcast.

Check out the nearly complete Dallas Big Board, with analysis below.

1 (18) 2 (22) 3 (28) 4 (21) 5 (28) 6 (8) 7 (7)
QB (7) Ryan Nassib E. J. Manuel Tyler Wilson Landry Jones
Matt Barkley Mike Glennon
Geno Smith
RB (11) Gio Bernard Montee Ball Stepfan Taylor Johnathan Franklin Rex Burkhead
Eddie Lacy Le’Veon Bell Andre Ellington Theo Riddick
Joseph Randle Mike Gillislee
WR (14) Cordarrelle Patterson DeAndre Hopkins Marcus Wheaton Quinton Patton Cobi Hamilton Marquise Goodwin
Tavon Austin Terrance Williams Stedman Bailey Josh Boyce Aaron Dobson Tavarres King
Justin Hunter Kenny Stills
TE (7) Tyler Eifert Gavin Escobar Vance McDonald Levine Toilolo
Zach Ertz Dion Sims
D.C. Jefferson
OT (10) Luke Joeckel D.J. Fluker Menelik Watson David Bakhtiari Brennan Williams
Eric Fisher Ricky Wagner
Lane Johnson Oday Aboushi
Reid Fragel
OG (9) Jonathan Cooper Justin Pugh Kyle Long Dallas Thomas Earl Watford David Quessenberry
Chance Warmack Brian WInters Alvin Bailey
OC (3) Travis Frederick Khaled Holmes Brian Schwenke
DE (17) Dion Jordan Margus Hunt Jamie Collins Corey Lemonier Lavar Edwards Trevardo Williams
Barkevious Mingo Tank Carradine Brandon Jenkins Cornelius Washington
Ezekiel Ansah Datone Jones Michael Buchanan Alex Okafor
Bjoern Werner Damontre Moore Malliciah Goodman
DT (10) Sharrif Floyd Sylvester Williams Bennie Logan Akeem Spence
Sheldon Richardson Kawann Short Jordan Hill Josh Boyd
Star Lotulelei Everett Dawkins
MLB (5) Kevin Minter A. J. Klein Sam Barrington
Manti T’eo Kiko Alonso
OLB (9) Arthur Brown Brandon Magee DeVonte Holloman
Gerald Hodges Sean Porter Zaviar Gooden
Jonathan Bostic Sio Moore Khaseem Greene
CB (16) Dee Milliner Darius Slay Desmond Trufant Will Davis Brandon McGee Johnthan Banks Demetrius McCray
Xavier Rhodes D. J. Hayden B.W. Webb David Amerson Logan Ryan Kayvon Webster
Blidi Wreh-Wilson Robert Alford
Jamar Taylor
S (14) Kenny Vaccaro Eric Reid Johnathan Cyprien Phillip Thomas Keelan Johnson Don Jones Shawn Williams
J. J. Wilcox Jakar Hamilton Johnathan Meeks Cody Davis
Dwayne Gratz Zeke Motta
D. J. Swearinger

First, here’s how Jones’ draft actually went. Further, incomplete photography from a sliding white board in the Cowboy’s War Room show how each player was ranked overall. Here’s how their board compares to the actual draft [the numbers in brackets are where the Cowboy’s pre-draft evaluation ranked the players]:

No. 31 pick- Travis Frederick [second-round evaluation, No 22 overall]
No. 47 Gavin Escobar [second, No. 25 overall]
No. 74 Terrance Williams [2, 23]
No. 80 J.J. Wilcox [3, 50]
No. 114 B.W Webb [3, 47]
No. 151 Joseph Randle [3, 67]
No. 185 DeVonte Holloman [5, 147]

After trading down, their Big Board makes Wisconsin’s Travis Frederick a value at the 31st-overall pick. We see why Dallas was motivated to trade the No. 18-overall pick in the first place.

Their board is thin on first-rounders, but the team felt it was taking a second-round value player in both the first, second and third rounds of the actual Draft.

That being said, safety Matt Elam was still on the board while Dallas was selecting at No. 31. Safety was deemed a position of need, but the team waited until No. 80 before picking JJ Wilcox. Wilcox measured in at 6-foot, while Elam — who was selected immediately after at No. 32 by Baltimore — is only 5-foot-10. That may have had something to do with it, as Jones has been known to like taller defenders.

Dallas also had both of Georgia’s star linebackers missing from their Big Board in Alec Ogletree and Jarvis Jones. Ogletree had been cited for driving under the influence only a week prior to the Draft, dropping him off a lot of boards. Meanwhile, Jones’ injury history was a concern. However, with so many SEC players selected by other teams, it is interesting to see Jones completely take a pass on three former conference stars from the same league his alma mater is a part of.

For other teams, the Cowboys had third-round grades on three first-round picks: Kyle Long (taken 20th), Desmond Trufant (22nd) and Datone Jones (26th).

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