Over at ESPN, Bill Barnwell has created an all-trade mock draft. In this mock, every team must trade their first-round pick for other picks, or players, or some combination of both. It’s a fun exercise for entertainment value, but it brings up a point that has resurfaced recently. The Cowboys trading for safety Earl Thomas. With cap space created by the release of Dez Bryant, the subject is getting a fresh hearing.
So it is with Barnwell, who suggests this mock draft trade involving the Cowboys and Earl Thomas.
19. Dallas Cowboys
Cowboys get: S Earl Thomas; 4-120
Seahawks get: 1-19; 3-81; DB Byron Jones
The obligatory Thomas trade has to fit a few criteria to justify the Seahawks’ demands. The Seahawks have reportedly been asking for first- and third-round picks as part of a Thomas deal.