2-9 Mock (based on CBS rankings)

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  1. cowboys1981

    cowboys1981 Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    1- S Calvin Pryor
    2- OG Gabe Jackson
    3- DE Will Clarke
    4- DT Justin Ellis
    5- DT George Uko
    7- OT Donald Hawkins
    7- LB Jonathan Newsome
    7- CB Phillip Gaines

    QB Jeff Mathews
    DT Garrison Smith
    OG Andrew Norwell
    ILB Chris Young
    RB Storm Johnson
    RB Jerome Smith
    WR- Allen Hurns

    Hope you guys like!
  2. starfrombirth

    starfrombirth Well-Known Member

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    God no! Ignore our single biggest need for both of the 1st two picks? Blech!
  3. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    If the top rated players on the Cowboys' board in rounds 1 & 2 were a safety and guard, I would gripe, but I would accept it.

    I would accept it more/better if they are able to get a DT and DE through free agency. That would take some of the sting out of not drafting a defensive lineman in either of the first 2 rounds.
  4. cowboys1981

    cowboys1981 Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I know trenches will be our biggest need and our FO will address that before the draft. I can see us signing Melton; even though I'd prefer Joseph.

    Pryor does fill a need in the back end of our secondary. We lack a safety with range. He'd be our best hitter, coverage guy back there. This team needs a player like him in defense.

    Jackson will shore up the guard spot since we don't have a consistent RG and Leary may not make another full season without some sort of setback.
  5. Marktui

    Marktui Active Member

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    I do think that Pryor has the range and can track the ball in the air when it goes up. Has good athleticism, that int in the UCF game was amazing. He does get out of control and misses a lot of tackles, but the trade off is that he can hit like a mack truck.

    Will Gabe Jackson be athletic enough to run the zone blocking scheme?
    Will Clarke is built similar to Simeon Rice with those long arms. He needs some good coaching, Gil Brandt seems to think he can be a good one in the future.
  6. AsthmaField

    AsthmaField Outta bounds

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    If they're both healthy I'd take Melton over Joseph. However, with Melton coming off the injury, I might would rather have Joseph.

    If you ask me what I'd like along the DL then the answer would be to get Joseph in free agency and then draft Aaron Donald in the first. That would be my ideal situation because I absolutely love Donald and want to find a way to get him on the team. I think Joseph would be a great 1-tech to pair with Donald as the 3-tech. That would be perfect IMO.

    I really do like Pryor a lot, and I think he would be really good back there, but no way would I want to take him and leave Donald on the board. Nothing has a bigger impact on this Marinelli/Kiffin defense than a terrific 3-tech... and Donald was made to play that position in this defense.

    Maybe there is a way we could trade back a few spots in the first and take Donald and then trade up a few spots in the second and end up with Pryor. Add in Joseph in free agency and those 3 guys could make a huge impact on next year's defense.
  7. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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    Pryor would not be either one of those things. He would me marginally better in coverage than Wilcox, hopefully, and not even close to the hitter Wilcox is.

    This team needs beef up front to pressure the passer. With this draft, we're staring 8-8 in the face again as we watch the likes of Matt "Career Walk On" McGloin carve our defense up like 7 on 7 drills.
  8. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I would not mind seeing the Cowboys get an OG in 2nd or 3rd rd. Dallas OL has improved but it can get better. I think much of the draft will center around the defense but Dallas can't ignor other areas if the player is there for the taking.
  9. AsthmaField

    AsthmaField Outta bounds

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    I agree. Dallas could use a guard, DE or DT, a safety, an OLB or even another WR. They have been doing very well in evaluating talent for the last few years, so if there is a guy sitting there that we think is head and shoulders above everyone else left on the board, go ahead and take him. If they have a guy ranked really high at guard or WR and he is there, then I hope they take him and go for DT/DE later on. That is how you get the best talent on your team and it always works out best in the long run like that.

    If the talent between two guys is really close, then go ahead and take the position of need... otherwise, just take the best players and run.
  10. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    I don't like it.

    Too early for Pryor. I'm unimpressed by the game footage that I've seen of Will Clarke.

    Jackson is OK, but maybe little overrated. I would be happy to wait and draft either Dozier or Thomas later.

    I like Jeff Matthews, but I expect some team to use a 7th on him.
  11. cowboys1981

    cowboys1981 Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I love it! Lol
  12. cowboys1981

    cowboys1981 Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    My mock is based off of us addressing our Dline via FA. I don't see us waiting until the draft. If we land a DT and DE it'll put us in a good spot to look at BPA. I agree if we have to players who project to have the same impact, we go need.
  13. Kristen82

    Kristen82 Benched

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    Didn't we get 3 compensatory 7th-round picks? And how likely is it we trade down in the 1st and pick up another 3rd like last year?
  14. Questfor6

    Questfor6 Well-Known Member

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    I'm a WVU fan and I wouldn't want Dallas to draft Clarke at all. He's looked the part since he walked on campus but that old saying "looks like Tarzan, plays like Jane" was meant for him. If he hadn't been playing against some scrub in the East-West Shrine Game then he would still be ranked in the 200s
  15. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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    I think it's very likely.
  16. texbumthelife

    texbumthelife Well-Known Member

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    Throw in Gardner and I might be ok with this. I am warming up to taking Pryor if he is BPA.

    Grab Melton in FA and take the DT from Fla in the third instead of Will Clark and this line has epic boom or bust potential.
  17. jterrell

    jterrell Penguinite

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    Pryor is a big hitter. He'd be substantially better than Wilcox just from knowing where to line up and how to play the position.

    Wilcox may actually be a better man coverage guy than either Pryor or Dix but he's not useable right now in zone because he doesn't understand angles.

    Uko, Ellis and Clarke all play in a rotation from this draft.
    The DL would theoretically look like:

    Selvie, Clarke(only guy at senior bowl to give zach martin problems because he has really long arms)
    Crawford, Uko(big-time pressure guy in limited snaps), Bass
    Hayden, Ellis(a real fatty)
    Ware, ??
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  18. cowboys1981

    cowboys1981 Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I believe we did. I just based our mock without any trades, although trading down wouldn't be a bad option either.

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