Originally Posted by smarta5150
Safeties @ 22 in general.
Its a joke that people thought it was a good idea to replace 1 unproven FS with another BEFORE we signed Hamlin and now its an even bigger joke that some people STILL wanna draft a FS @ 22.
Ah, I see. Well I'm one of the ones who honestly believes that Dallas is in good position to go BPA this draft and if it be a FS then so be it. Also, I don't necessarily think that the "unproven-ness" (if I can make up a word) of Pat Watkins and Michael Griffin is quite on the same level. Coming out of college I had Pat Watkins rated at a 1.5 out of 5 in coverage, while I have Griffin rated at an Ed Reed level of 4.5. I know this may not mean much of anything to you because a) you don't know who I am at all and b) because you don't know the formula and rating system I use, but it's something that has been fairly reliable over the years and it gives me a great deal of confidence in Griffin's potential.
There are a few positions that would make more sense @22 I suppose, as we're getting older at WR, could use depth and youth at CB and need some insurance for Flo at LT. Meachem is one guy who a lot of people have been talking about but in all honesty he's a little slow out of his breaks, although he does have great overall speed. But, if we could take a guy like Griffin in the first round and address WR later on with a guy like Johnnie Lee Higgins then I think we'd get better value.
But really, if we're going BPA then there is a good posibilty that Griffin could be that guy. I understand that you aren't too excited about taking a FS after we just signed Hamlin and it seems like you want to give Watkins more of a chance too. In all honesty Watkins is expendable, he was a 5th round pick for a reason, he has trouble locating the football when it's in the air (something we Cowboys fans know all to well) and it's not something he can really improve on at this point. I see nothing wrong with drafting a guy like Griffin, letting him and Hamlin compete this year and then letting Griffin takeover next year with another veteran backup.