My Day 2 Analysis
Last year, Dallas entered Day 2 of the 2005 draft and went BAM BAM - Marion Barber and Chris Canty. Then came Rob Petitti, Justin Beriault and Jay Ratliff. Four of the five made significant contributions (which should never be expected from Day 2 acquisitions). Beriault, of course, went on the IR before the season started.
I thought there was NO way this could be equalled (when thinking about this last night).
Well, in 2006, I believe there is an "Outside Chance" that this could be equalled.
So what hurts the chances of Day 2, 2006 equalling Day 2, 2005?
The two 7th round offensive linemen. I do not see either one of them replacing Peterman, Gurode, Petitti, or Colombo at this time. The extra year, or two or three, gives these guys too much of an advantage.
Not drafting an offensive lineman until the seventh round tells me that the coaching staff is pretty happy with the linemen they currently have.
I hope I am wrong, but I do see McQuistan and Whitley destined for the Practice Squad (like normal 7th rounders usually do).
As far as Green, Watkins, and Stanley go, I believe there is a great chance that these three will be in the starting lineup within two years (considering a kick returner as a starter). I am not sure if Watkins will start this year, but he will get plenty of playing time with Coleman.
Nice job on DAY 2 again! No crying here!