I too am big on NFL Draft day, I have my own war room, posters, newspapers, etc. I purchase about 3 draft guides too. But best guy to get top 100 players is the Goose.
I was wanting Manny Lawson or Bobby Carpenter in 1st round. I was shocked by Dallas taking TE in 2nd round, but it makes sense with letting Campbell go. Next, if you add in the OT Colledge that Dallas Cowboys wanted, and he was picked about 2 spots ahead of us.
Second, I dont think they are going to let Witten go in free agency, they will get that deal done, alone with Bradie James and Terrance Newman too. WE still have about 10.2 million in cap money. Somewhere around there after our draft choices signed.
Now, you got to take in regards, that they are going to keep about 5-6 million in emergency money, like they do every year. So, that leaves us with about 5 million to spend to resign Witten, Newman and James. James wont cost as much, but Witten and Newman will.
I was surprised by our 3rd round pick, Hatcher, but if you look at the Goose's top 100, he generally on target. What he does, is call all general managers, scouts, etc, and works his board up from there. And he is pretty close too on the NFL's top 20 picks in 1st round. And Hatcher was in the top 100.
So, all in all, I think we got another pretty good draft, our defense is fixed down, especially front 7.
Marcus Spears-Hatcher, Fergeuson, Johnson, Stanley, Canty, Ellis,Ratliff
Carpenter,Singleton,Akin, James,Ware,Shanle,Fowler, Boiwman
Newman,RWilliams,Davis,Coleman,Glenn,Henry, Reeves,Beiraut,Pat Watkins
Now, is this the year, defense jells, not sure, but at end of year, they should start jelling, if not too late.
And with double tight end set, with TO, and our kicker, look out on offense, only 2 questionable spots are offensive line and running back (Jones injury problems). but I am hopeful that Flozell is determined, and he is entering a new contract next year I think, so he has to show, Peterman at OG with Kosier, Al Johnson by reports is bigger and meaner, which he needs to be, Riveria holding out or playing good for 2 years, and Petti, Fabini (backup for both OT spots), Columbo, so that looks good on paper, but we all know, you have to block.
Finally, 2 things, our running back situation, now I am really sure that Parcells isnt too pleased with Julious Jones, since reports are the Cowboys are trying or tried to get Marcus Shipp RB from Cardinals. We all know how injury prone Jones has been, and if any indication, his brother was same way with the Cardinals, whom recently went to Chicago, but drafted by Cardinals. He too was injury prone. Secondly, I think we finally got our punt and kickoff return problems solved by Skyler Green, whom we drafted. So, all in all, I feel good, about the upcoming year, but pleaseeeeeeeeeee, no injuries this year, we have had our share the last 2 years.