Mel Kiper and Todd McShay each released new mock drafts on Tuesday. In both, the ESPN draft experts had the Dallas Cowboys selecting Louisville safety Calvin Pryor with the 16th overall pick.

During a Thursday night ESPN draft special, Kiper and McShay rotated picking for each team in the first round. When the Cowboys were on the clock at 16, it was Kiper’s turn to make a selection.

Pryor was already off the board, so Kiper went with Alabama safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. While the Cowboys could certainly afford an upgrade at free safety, former NFL general manager Bill Polian completely disagreed with the pick.

Polian, who was analyzing the choices during the show, thought the selection should’ve been UCLA outside linebacker/defensive end Anthony Barr.

“Defensive line. Pass rush. In the Tampa-2, which is what Dallas plays, you have to rush the front four,” Polian said. “Take Barr from UCLA. He’ll be fine. He’s got all the right numbers as a seven or nine technique, which is where he’ll play. His lack of physicality against the run won’t be a liability. He’s a much better pick than the safety.”

Barr dropped all the way to 30 in the Kiper/McShay combo draft. It should be noted that each selection reflected the experts call and not what they think the actual teams want.