Originally Posted by xwalker
2010 R1 Dez Bryant
2010 R2 Sean Lee
2010 R3 No Pick
2011 R1 Tyron Smith
2011 R2 Bruce Carter
2011 R3 DeMarco Murray
2012 R1 Morris Claiborne
2012 R2 No Pick
2012 R3 Tyrone Crawford
Crawford played a significant number of snaps this season.
All of the others are starters.
Kyle Wilbur - He has 2 injuries but still played a small number of snaps.
Matt Johnson - Injured
Danny Coale - Injured
Alex Albright - His college position didn't exist in the Cowboys 3-4 scheme. He has become one of, if not the best special teams player on the team.
The biggest fail in the last 3 drafts has been David Arkin. His problem has been size/strength. The only thing the Coaches could do with him is slip him some Roids.
[View Full Quote]The biggest overall fail was the 2009 draft. That problem started with the Roy Williams trade which cost a 1st and 3rd. The 1st two picks were Jason Williams and Robert Brewster.
It turned out that Brewster was lazy and didn't enjoy football.
Jason Williams was very fast, but had rarely played any coverage in college due to the scheme. They referred to his college position as "stand-up lineman". You might be able to put some blame on the coaches for this player, but he has not developed into a starter in Carolina either despite 2012 being his 5th year in the NFL.
The area where I believe that Garrett has had the most positive influence on the team is in the evaluation of the Mental-Makeup of players. He has over-emphasized Right-Kind-of-Guy. He even hired an outside company that specializes in doing these types of evaluations. Better emphasis on the Mental-Makeup of draft picks would have prevented the drafting of Robert Brewster (lazy) and Jason Williams (intelligence/instincts), IMO.
Only Smith and Claiborne were starters in their rookie years. We didn't get anything out of Sean Lee and Bruce Carter their rookie years. DeMarco Murray only became a starter because Felix Jones got hurt. How much did we use him during the games before he became a starter? Crawford also only got more snaps due to injuries.
The coaches need to find things that rookies can focus on, excel in, and use them towards that purpose while they gain understanding of the system and level of play in the nfl.