There is some talk floating around about the Dallas Cowboys possibly trading back in the NFL Draft this year. Let’s examine three scenarios.
With the Dallas Cowboys drafting at pick 17, there could be some poor options if the draft falls certain ways. There easily could be a quarterback, running backs, an offensive tackle, and a linebacker all at the top of the board when they are on the clock. If this happens, there are quite a few people who feel trading back is a solid option.
If the Cowboys are on the clock and the snicklefritz of picks are staring at them, the desire to trade down (and not reach for someone), all while getting more picks to use or trade up in other rounds, could be appealing. We will use the standard trade chart for the draft found here. This will help show the value of the picks and what the Cowboys could do with them.
I won’t get into the trade up scenarios in later rounds, but will touch a little upon the overall value of the picks. The Cowboys could certainly try a trade up in the first, stay put, or trade some picks for next year as well. However, for now let’s just stick to the simple trade back scenarios.