we need to get more out of the 1st-day picks
unless the cowboys are really smitten by shawne merriman AND he's available at 11, i think the team's numerous needs call for a trade down. there's just too much talent that should be available later on, at less cost (in picks and in contracts) to stay with the 1st-day picks we have. i'd like to see at least one trade down, and i think many of you would as well.
...not that doing so would necessarily be easy. you have to find a partner, of course. looking at who has some extra picks AND perhaps some interest in moving up to certain positions, i could envision the following scenario:
dallas trades 11 to green bay (especially if qb alex smith is available) for 24, 58 and 89;
dallas trades 24 to tennessee for 37 and 68.
that means dallas has the following picks on the first day:
1st -- 20
2nd -- 37
2nd -- 42
2nd -- 58
3rd -- 68
3rd -- 89
fill in those picks however you like. no matter what, we'd do better by addressing six positions with RELATIVELY high draft picks than just three VERY high picks.
i'd be happy with the following:
20 -- wr mark clayton
37 -- de justin tuck
42 -- fs josh bullocks
58 -- mlb robert mccune
68 -- og logan mankins or chris kemoeatu
89 -- dt sione pouha
with the 4th-round pick (109) i'd like big rb/fb brandon jacobs, and with the 5th rounder (148) i might pick up darren sproles as a return specialist.
i think those spots are reasonable for those players, and i think those players would be playmakers for us very quickly. certainly they made plays in college. and i DEFINITELY think that this collection would be better than any three players we could get by staying put with only three 1st-day picks.
...what do you think?
... and if you'd stay at 11, 20 and 42, who would you pick?