Originally Posted by fishspill
My concern is the decision makers' use of these extra picks likely won't return the value of the individual you gave up. I have little faith in their talent evaluation.
These are our first rounders since 2002:
Roy Williams (multiple Pro Bowls)
Terence Newman (two Pro Bowls)
DeMarcus Ware (multiiple All-Pros)
Marcus Spears (role player, starter)
Bobbie Carpenter (bust)
Anthony Spencer (very good role player)
Felix Jones (dumb pick but good player who then got the injury bug)
Mike Jenkins (top flight cover corner who messed up his shoulder in 2011, Pro Bowl)
Dez Bryant (about to make first Pro Bowl)
Tyron Smith (? future Pro Bowler, arguably should have been his rookie year)
Morris Claiborne (? future Pro Bowler)
So we have 4 players who have made the Pro Bowl, 1 who probably will this year for the first time and 2 guys who look like they've got a shot at becoming one. We got one pure bust and another dumb pick of a good player who developed new injury problems. We found two role players. I bet if you look around the league not many have done better than this.
I really think it is the 2nd round and 3rd round where we have been weak. We have done pretty well in the first and 4th-7th round overall.