Dallas Cowboys 2013 draft board shows big differences with Steelers picks

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See Dallas's entire 2013 Draft Board, and how much it differed with how the Steelers' picks went.

Some intrepid reporting at SB Nation's Cowboys site, Blogging the Boys, revealed the entirety of the Cowboys 2013 Draft Board.

The Cowboys, drafting one spot behind the Steelers at 18 overall, showed different round values for all but one of the Steelers picks.

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

Before we get too far into this, please note, this is not suggesting the Cowboys' plan was smarter than the Steelers'. Teams have different needs and therefore, spend time scouting different players.

The first thing that stands out is they don't even have Steelers first round pick, outside linebacker Jarvis Jones, on their draft board. This is obviously because Jones projected clearly as a 3-4 player, a defense the Cowboys are no longer running.

Steelers second round pick, running back Le'Veon Bell, was given a third round grade by the Cowboys. Third round pick wide receiver Markus Wheaton was given a third round grade - the only Steelers pick who was drafted in the ground the Cowboys graded him.

Fourth round pick, safety Shamarko Thomas, wasn't on the Cowboys board. The Steelers second fourth-round pick, quarterback Landry Jones, was given a sixth round grade by the Cowboys.

Fifth round pick, cornerback Terry Hawthorne, was not on the Cowboys' board either. Neither was either sixth round pick, LB Vince Williams or WR Justin Brown. Seventh round pick, defensive end Nick Williams wasn't on the Cowboys' board.

To keep the context of this intact, it's not rare when Team A won't have the same player on the board as Team B. Much of the thought process behind these boards is based on need as a priority, but the set-up doesn't lend fuel to the idea of drafting a player ahead of his value as determined by team scouts.

If nothing else, it just shows how the opinions and priorities can vary so much from team to team.


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