Feel free to criticize and ridicule.
– Marcus Spears.
Last years red herring was Steven Jackson. This year its Shawne Merriman. Great athlete, great work-out warrior but is he really the best football player. Eramus James and Spears are much better football players. Marcus Spears is about 20 lbs heavier(300 plus lbs), just as agile and was recruited as a top TE coming out of college. Marcus Spears has a nose for the football (folks he was a top TE in high school), makes big plays and every time there’s a lose ball Spears seems to scoring a defensive TD. Parcells gets this years Kevin Williams. A big, agile and high character player. He is also versatile (played offense and defense in college). Parcells has visions of the next Richard Seymour.
I think Jerry Jones (after watching Kevin Williams and Dwayne Robertson) will do anything to make sure Parcells gets his guy this time…… Marcus Spears, thus his reluctance to part with Draft picks this year.
20th or higher
– Heath Miller Possibly use the 2nd Rd. 42nd Overall Pick to move up
If Parcells is ever given a dose of sodium pentothal and asked which position he likes the most I believe it will be TE even though he played LB in College and is a defensive coach. The list is long Bravaro, Cross , Zeke, Mrosko, Ben Coates, Keith Byars (HB/TE), Kyle Brady, Fred Baxter etc. Not all great players, but guys who were exceptional TE/HB who were above average blockers and cause match-up problems in the passing game.
Witten, Campbell and Robinson are a solid group. The addition of Miller could possibly make it dominant. A 4th TE will cut ino the WR numbers, but Parcells has traditionally only used 4 WR. Usually the 4th and 5th WR are also exceptional Special team contributors. The addition of Miller could also strengthen the running game. Parcells loves using the 2 or 3 TE set throughout his coaching career. Miller could serve as a 3rd TE/ 5th WR early ion his career. The Al Groh connection makes this a possible pick for the Cowboys. Don’t be surprised if the Cowboys move up to get Heath Miller.
42nd or lower 2nd Rd (swap after trading up to get Heath Miller) – Maurice Clarett
In my opinion he was the best player on the field when the Buckeyes won the National title against a Hurricane team that produced a million defensive starters in the NFL. He chased down Sean freakin Taylor and stripped the ball on a key Buckeye Red zone INT. I don’t think the Cowboys are in the business of drafting priests. Character issues got us Ellis instead of Hall of fame bound Moss. Ironically I don’t see any fans whining about character when guys like Leonardo Carson can beat their significant other etc. It comes to opinion.
Clarett would be a great back-up RB if he lives up to his potential. He could even be better than Julius Jones as a inside the tackle runner. Clarett is a punishing RB after the run. He takes on defenders and finishes runs with attitude. I think he’ll be a Corey Dillon type RB. All the “character” fanatics didn’t want to touch Corey Dillon. Remember just my opinion.
3rd pick – Drew Henson.
Already ahead of schedule. A 2005 draft pick with a year and 2 offseasons of experience in Parcells system under his belt. Hopefully he develops. He looked even better than Alex Smith and Aaron Rodgers during his underwear Olympics/ pass against the wind work-out last off-season..
4th RD pick – Alvin Pearman.
A jack of all trades. RB/WR/Special teams ace. Aka “Troy Brown 2005”. Another AL Groh connection. Parcells is a creature of habit always goes back to the same drinking well. Richie Andersons replacement.