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New Mock Draft Has 'Boys Taking Gurley

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    ATHENS, GA - SEPTEMBER 27: Todd Gurley #3 of the Georgia Bulldogs rushes against the Tennessee Volunteers at Sanford Stadium on September 27, 2014 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

    Last week, an ESPN mock draft had the Dallas Cowboys selecting Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon with the No. 27 selection in the upcoming NFL draft.

    That, of course, would only happen if the Cowboys let DeMarco Murray walk in free agency after his franchise-best rushing season, and that seems to be a distinct possibility.

    Now, another mock is out, and another mock has the Cowboys taking a running back in the first round despite their need for defensive upgrades, except this time it isn't Gordon.

    SI.com's Fansided has the Cowboys selecting Georgia running back Todd Gurley with the No. 27 pick, right after Gordon goes with pick No. 26.

    Some scouts have compared Gurley's skill set to that of Falcons running back and St. Louis Rams all-time leading rusher Steven Jackson, and if a guy like that can get behind the Cowboys' beastly offensive line, then look out.

    Gurley is coming back from ACL surgery, which forced him to miss most of the 2014 season, but he still managed to rush for 911 yards and averaged more than seven yards per carry.