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2005 draft recap- Hatcher was supposed to be the worst pick.

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by Holloway805, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. Holloway805

    Holloway805 05 & 09 Pick a Winner Champ

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    Dallas Cowboys
    [IMG]Best pick: Pat Watkins, S, Florida State. Outside linebacker Bobby Carpenter (Ohio State) and tight end Anthony Fasano (Notre Dame_ were solid additions with the team's first- and second-round picks, respectively, but Watkins was a steal in Round 5. If he adjusts to the speed of the NFL and responds well to the coaching, there's good reason to believe that Watkins can eventually become an upgrade over Keith Davis as Dallas' starting free safety.
    Worst pick: Jason Hatcher, DE, Grambling. Hatcher is an intriguing developmental prospect because of his size (6-foot-5 7/8, 284), but he was still a reach where the Cowboys selected him in the third round. In all reality, there was a good chance that Hatcher would have still been on the board one round later when the Cowboys selected 125th overall.
    Guess they were looking at the combine numbers-----------
    Work to do: The Cowboys were not able to address their offensive line needs until Round 7, when they used both selections on lower-tier prospects in guard Pat McQuistan (Weber State) and offensive tackle E.J. Whitley (Texas Tech). Finding an upgrade at right tackle between now and the start of the 2006 season will not be an easy mission
  2. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    I sense a storm brewing....
  3. SDogo

    SDogo Not as good as I once was but as good once as I ev

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    eh....Hatcher has provided more to this team on the field then Carpenter saw of the field and yet you have Carpernter under best picks and Hatcher under worst?
  4. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    I believe this is a draft review that was posted a few days after the draft. So its 3 years old
  5. SDogo

    SDogo Not as good as I once was but as good once as I ev

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    Got ya. Why is it being posted now just out of curiosity?
  6. proline

    proline Active Member

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    So who was playing Nostradamus in 2005 with this wrapup, ESPN? I didn't see this listed when I followed your link....
  7. Holloway805

    Holloway805 05 & 09 Pick a Winner Champ

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    I posted it to remind everyone that the combine numbers are irrelevant most of the time. Lets not get hung up on a work- out warrior. I want another MBIII and Jason Witten. Football Players !!!!!
  8. Holloway805

    Holloway805 05 & 09 Pick a Winner Champ

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    Ummmmmm ------ OK.
  9. Holloway805

    Holloway805 05 & 09 Pick a Winner Champ

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    Proves my point. The combine numbers are irrelevant. Can he play or not?
  10. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Or maybe you shouldn't take draft reviews done the day after the draft so seriously.
  11. CrazyCowboy

    CrazyCowboy Well-Known Member

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    That made me shake my head......those experts from ESPN
  12. TwoSteppinJJ

    TwoSteppinJJ Active Member

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    Hatcher is a good player, maybe he'll get a shot to prove himself. I'd say Skyler Green was the worst player we drafted in the 06' draft.
  13. 88 enough said

    88 enough said Member

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    This whole draft class for the Boys looking back at it, is less than impressive.
  14. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    Uh, we drafted those guys in 2006, not 2005. I know this because I was in attendance at that Draft.
  15. adamknite

    adamknite Well-Known Member

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    I don't know, I thought and still think it was pretty decent, omitting the terribleness that was Green. We got a lot of depth it seems in this draft. Carpenter, Fasano, Hatcher, Watkins, and McQ. I would have preferred to at least come away with somebody who was getting significant starting time, but all of these guys are still very promising. It's just a shame that we (the cowboys) will probably never get to see how good they could be.

    Right now I'd have to see the best pick of this draft was Hatcher, and then Watkins.
  16. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    So far Hatcher is the best pick

    And that's sad.
  17. Angus

    Angus Active Member

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    it would have been an excellent draft if Cromartie rather than Carpenter had been taken in the first round. Cromartie was selected immediately after Dallas took Carpenter.

    :)


    Even Green is doing well for another team, I understand.
  18. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    You mean Skyler? Skyler was released from the Bengals and now he's with the Saints.
  19. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    But the article says the opposite... they said we drafted Hatcher high because of his combine numbers and he ended up being one of the better guys from the draft, apparently.
  20. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    I like Watkins and I really don't have a problem with Fasano either. I'd like him to add a little more to the passing game but he's honestly here to be more of a blocker for us and he does a pretty good job of it.

    With Jason as the starting TE it's not like we can expect 40 catches a year out of Anthony.

    Carpenter is the only guy on that list that I'm less than thrilled with at this point.

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