Originally Posted by paycheck71
Also, like many others, the Cowboys didn't have Sam Montgomery on their board at all. Some mentioned before the draft that he's a first round talent, but had a horrible interview with many teams at the combine. Hopefully the Texans got a steal here, and that interview was just a misunderstanding.
Gobs and gobs of players ranked very highly elsewhere were absent from the Dallas Board for a variety reasons like an injury history, character issues, bad scheme/compatiblity etc. There were several players who ultimately were taken in the first round of last months draft who weren't on the Dallas Board, not even as 7th rounders. And of course the needs or priorities for their Draft were completely different than what Houston needed most likely, so we'd expect 2 entirely and different Boards for 2 different teams..
This is instructive because it shows what a real Draft Board for a real team looks like with all of the emphasis for the specific teaml, and not just your generalized, average garden variety mock-draft.