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.