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7 round draft / FA acquisition & 53 man roster projection.

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by XDez88BeastX, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. XDez88BeastX

    XDez88BeastX Active Member

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    Lets Start with the draft.
    17) Aaron Donald - 3DT PITT
    48) Jackson Jeffcoat - Leo DE Texas
    79) Jordan Zumwalt - OLB/ILB UCLA
    110) Lache Seastrunk - RB
    147) Shamar Stephen -1 DT UConn
    207) Spencer Long -OG Nebraska
    210) BJ Butler - FB Louisville
    215) Kevin Danser - OG Stanford

    FA Acqusitions. (keep in mind we've got no money & even if we find some we should most definitely not go out and blow it when we could extend our own guys. so these are some low risk hight reward type players)
    WR - Danario Alexander San Diego
    SS - Major Wright Chicago
    DE - Willie Young Detriot
    DT - Drake Nevis Jacksonville
    DT - Marvin Austin Dallas

    Now on to the 53 man roster.
    QB - Tony Romo / Kyle Orton
    LT - Tyron Smith / Darion Weems
    LG - Ron Leary / Ray Dominguez
    C - Travis Frederick
    RG - Mackenzy Bernadeua / Kevin Danser/ Spencer Long
    RT - Doug Free
    TE - Jason Witten / Gavin Escobar / James Hanna
    FB - BJ Butler
    RB - Demarco Murray / Lance Dunbar / Lache Seastrunk
    WR - Dez Bryant / Terrance Williams /Denario Alexander / Dwayne Harris / Tim Benford / Cole Beasley
    = 24
    3DT - Aaron Donald / Ben Bass
    1DT - Drake Nevis / Marvin Austin / Shamar Stephen
    SDE - George Selvie /Tyrone Crawford / Willie Young
    LDE - Demarcus Ware / Jackson Jeffcoat
    WOLB - Bruce Carter / Devonte Holloman
    SOLB - Kyle Wilber / Martez Wilson
    ILB - Sean Lee / Jordan Zumwalt
    LCB - Brandon Carr / Sterling Moore / BW Webb
    RCB - Orlando Scandrick / Mo Claiborne
    FS - Barry Church / Matt Johnson
    SS - Major Wright / JJ Wilcox
    = 26
    K - Dan Bailey
    P - Chris Jones
    LS - LP Laduceur
  2. tm1119

    tm1119 Well-Known Member

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    Looks like the exact same defense with the addition of 2 undersized rookie d lineman and major wright. That would be a failed off season in my opinion. Not sure what I'm expecting or what's realistic, but I really hope more than that happens on defense.
  3. XDez88BeastX

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    I appoligize if you do not like my projection however I do find it realistic. It is doubtful we will be able to revamp our entire defense in one offseason with limited picks no players with any trade value & nearly no cap space. I did however provide valuable depth players which is something we need very much. I encourage you to look around the league especially at Seattle, Their players are able to stay fresh and produce because they have depth & are not out on the fireld the entire game. I'm sorry if you were expecting much more but unfortunately i just dont think we can expect any type of spash in FA or any valuable picks to be accrued via trade.
  4. IrishAnto

    IrishAnto Well-Known Member

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    Get ready for your hopes to be at least partially dashed then.

    We’ve only so many draft picks and little money to spend in free agency, so I don’t know how you’re going to make wholesale changes.
  5. tm1119

    tm1119 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah no doubt it's realistic and not saying it's a bad projection or anything. My biggest problem is at DT and LB. Gotta get a better 1 tech than a bunch of guys who are barely able to stay employed. As for LB, I don't think Kyle Wilber is or ever will be a starting caliber player. And certainly not in a 4-3. Not crazy about Zumwalt either. Also, we need a cover FS. Major wright isn't that guy.

    Sorry, not trying to tear your efforts apart or anything. Nothing personal.
  6. jterrell

    jterrell Penguinite

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    you are in the ballpark with draft potential and free agent dollars being short.

    all that said i'd quibble with a few things.
    1)marvin austin is very unlikely to return. just not a guy rod m likes. not enough effort consistently.
    2)if dallas spends real FA money it will be at FS. they like wilcox, heath and church at SS. FS has been a hole.
    3)WR is a very odd use of FA dollars. we are looking at most for a 3rd WR. --D Alex is coming off lost year and ACL but he was an ascending player who finished 2012 with 7 receiving TDs. Big body and coveted young guy.
    4)you've got dallas signing free agents to play 3rd string. that's very unlikely. if they got to end of TC as 3rd string they'd probably be cut. based upon high vet min contract cost.
  7. XDez88BeastX

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    No offense taken, I agree with what youre saying about the 1tech thing i'd like Ferguson in the 2nd personally. not so much about the rest but to each his own. I am just not willing to trash all of our players becuase of their first year in a new system. Wilber had more tackles than a fair amount of Sam LBers around the league this year & he only played a portion of the games. I like church alot & i think its unfair to say he cant play free safety his stats were very similar to earl thomas' stats i believe (dont quote me on that) except he had like 3 less interceptions, but Church & Wilcox each had a pair of INT's taken away due to penalty during the year. Zumwalt is just not your cup of tea & I can respect that, so let me ask you which LB that can play ILB&OLB do you prefer? Christian Jones maybe?
  8. XDez88BeastX

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    1) He may not return but actually Rod is the one who fought for him to come to dallas in the first place he wanted him in chicago during the draft but missed out when new york snagged him. however he hasnt panned out in the nfl thus far & may not return you are certainly right its a long shot.
    2) I'm sorry but i see no way we pay big money for a FS at all, we already have far too much invested in our secondary as far as money & picks. I also just dont see us putting the cap space together even if we wanted to.
    3) D. Alex is hit or miss, I through him in there to avoid assault from the guys on the forms demanding we draft a giant WR because Jeffrey from chicago had a awesome year. coming off an injury will lower his stock & I think he may sign a lower price deal somewhere for short term to boost his stock back up.
    4)I assume you are talking about Young as the third string, I dont think he Will actually be a "3rd string" I actually think Crawford & Young will rotate SDE with Ware & Jeffcoat rotating at WDE but Selvie will get a healthy rotation at both positions. I didnt want to get into position flex and all of that too becuase then id have to slide Crawford in my 3tech spot & Bass in my SDE spot & so on due to their versatility.

    Regardless thanks for the input.
  9. tm1119

    tm1119 Well-Known Member

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    Church and Wilber just aren't athletically gifted enough to play the positions you are asking them to in my opinion. Church ok at SS, but he just can't cover well enough to play fs. And Wilber is ok in small doses and as a depth guy, but he's going to get exposed if asked to start at LB.

    And yeah I'd rather have Jones. 4-3 is pretty thin this year though. Mosley, Skov, Smallwood or Van Noy would be ideal but they'll all most likely be gone by the 3rd
  10. xwalker

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    The same Drake Nevis that the Cowboys cut in the middle of the season?

    Jermey Parnell has proven his ability to at least be a quality backup OT in the NFL and possible starter. He is under contract, but you don't have him on your list.

    Martez Wilson played DE with the Cowboys in 2013, but you have him moving to LB.
  11. XDez88BeastX

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    lol I figured it had to be Jones, he is also a very good player. Mosley, Skov & Van Noy are all great ptions but but as you said definately not going to be there in the 3rd.
  12. XDez88BeastX

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    Sorry I never mentioned, I believe we will likely trade both Parnell & Costa for picks in the 2015 draft during the off season. I could very well be wrong about that but its just my guess. & yes Martez did play DE but he reminds me of a much quicker Wilber & I think he'd be best suited as a Will that can play some DE instead of a strict DE.
  13. xwalker

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    Wilber has very similar measureables to Seattle's starting SLB, KJ Wright. Wilber's numbers are actually a little better across the board than Wright's.

    Kyle Wilber
    Height: 6036
    Weight: 249
    40 Yrd Dash: 4.73
    10 Yrd Dash: 1.60
    225 Lb. Bench Reps: 25
    Vertical Jump: 33 1/2
    20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.31
    3-Cone Drill: 7.11

    KJ Wright
    Height: 6033
    Weight: 246
    40 Yrd Dash: 4.75
    10 Yrd Dash: 1.65
    225 Lb. Bench Reps: 20
    Vertical Jump: 32
    20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.46
    3-Cone Drill: 7.26
  14. XDez88BeastX

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    thanks for the info boost there, how would you feel with the Wilson move to Sam?...... Sorry I had said Will earlier but im sure you knew what i meant.
  15. xwalker

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    The Raiders tried him at LB and he apparently just couldn't perform in coverage. Coverage was also an issue when he was a 3-4 OLB with the Saints.

    He is a Weak-Side DE in the Kiffin/Marinelli scheme, IMO.
  16. xwalker

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    Weems has practiced at Guard. I have a feeling they will have him primarily at Guard in training camp. He is big (6-5, 320), strong and athletic. He's probably a better fit as a Guard in the ZBS than Dominguez.

    They made Costa available for trade during the season, but had no offers.
  17. tm1119

    tm1119 Well-Known Member

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    That is all well and good except we don't play the same defense. Or have the same talent around to make up for a slow linebacker. Seattle plays a 330 lb DE, mention playing anybody over 300 pounds on our d line around here and people freak out. So not how the comparison is relevant
  18. XDez88BeastX

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    Weems to guard & keeping Parnell is a possible scenario, I had heard Weems had made great strides at tackle this year so that is why I had made the prediction of Dallas moving on from Parenell.
    if they field no offers for costa i expect him to be cut then.
  19. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    If they determine that Weems is a legit OT backup, I think that would increase Parnell's chance to beat out Free. Without a 3rd OT, even if Parnell beat out Free, they would still have to keep and pay Free as the backup. Parnell missed all but 1 preseason game last year which prevented him from challenging Free.

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