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A different kind of mock draft...

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by silverbear, Apr 6, 2005.

  1. silverbear

    silverbear Semi-Official Loose Cannon

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    Different, in that I'm not gonna talk about what players I personally think the Cowboys should look at... instead, I'm gonna take the list of 41 players that we know the Cowboys have shown interest in to this point, and rank them according to their draft grades at this point, to see if we can come up with a kind of "value board" for each of the Cowboys' picks... there are players on this list that I really don't care all that much for...

    Pick 1a-- 11th overall

    Ronnie Brown, RB, Auburn (would require trading up)
    Mike Williams, WR, USC (would also require a trade up)
    Shawne Merriman, DE/OLB, Maryland
    Marcus Spears, DE/DT, LSU
    Troy Williamson, WR, South Carolina
    Erasmus James, DE, Wisconsin

    Pick 1b-- 20th overall

    Anttaj Hawthorne, DT, Wisconsin
    Travis Johnson, DT, Florida State
    Shaun Cody, DE/DT, USC
    Matt Roth, DE, Iowa
    Roddy White, WR, Alabama-Birmingham
    Dan Cody, DE, Oklahoma

    2nd round-- 42nd overall

    Ernest Shazor, S/LB, Michigan
    Matt Jones, WR/TE, Arkansas
    Jonathan Babineaux, DT/DE, Iowa
    Brodney Pool, FS, Oklahoma
    Terrence Murphy, WR, Texas A&M
    Josh Bullocks, FS, Nebraska

    3rd round-- in the event of a trade

    Reggie Brown, WR, Georgia
    Adam Snyder, OG/OT, Oregon
    Courtney Roby, WR, Indiana
    Eric Shelton, RB, Louisville
    Fred Gibson, WR, Georgia
    Chris Kemoeatu, OG, Utah

    4th round

    Claude Terrell, OG, New Mexico
    Ray Willis, OT, Florida State
    Bill Swancutt, DE, Oregon State
    Gerald Sensabaugh, FS, North Carolina
    Jim Davis, DE, Virginia Tech
    Dustin Colquitt, P, Tennessee

    5th round

    Steve Savoy, WR, Utah
    Junius Coston, C, North Carolina A&T
    Sione Pouha, DT, Utah
    George Gause, DE, South Carolina
    Leroy Hill, LB/S, Clemson

    We really don't have enough input on later round draft picks to project the 6th and 7th round picks at this point... working from this list of alternatives for this pick, I'd be quite happy with a draft that looked like this through the first 5 rounds:

    1a) Shawne Merriman, DE/OLB, Maryland
    1b) Roddy White, WR, Alabama-Birmingham
    2) Josh Bullocks, FS, Nebraska
    4) Ray Willis, OT, Florida State
    5) Sione Pouha, DT, Utah
  2. Qwickdraw

    Qwickdraw Benched

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    Not bad at all.
    I, however, really like the value of James Butler FS who could be acquired later than Bullocks freeing up that 2nd round pick for another position.
  3. silverbear

    silverbear Semi-Official Loose Cannon

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    I like Butler, too... I just haven't heard that the Boys have shown any special interest in him... however, that's not saying they're NOT interested...

    Like I said, I just thought it would be fun to rate the players the Boys have paid special interest to, and see how they'd work out on a draft value board...
  4. JGleas

    JGleas Draft Expert

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    If we manage to trade down sometime and grab a 3rd Round pick, and we hadn't addresed the FS problem and Butler is left, it would be an amazing pick. 44-Inch vertical, that is crazy.
  5. cobra

    cobra Salty Bastard

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    silverbear, out of curiosity, why don't you think the Cowboys have shown interest in Clayton? Isn't he coming in here soon for a workout? I only ask because I would rather have him than Roddy White and MUCH rather than Clayton at #20 than Williamson at #11 (assuming they are both there and we go WR at that spot).
  6. Hoov

    Hoov Senior Member

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    or Pollack for that matter, though most people beleived he was a "parcells" guy
  7. silverbear

    silverbear Semi-Official Loose Cannon

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    Clayton should have been on my list, at pick 20... that was an oversight on my part, sorry...

    You might want to take another look at Roddy White, though; he didn't exactly play for a pass-happy offense, but I sure do like the scouting reports on the guy... the way they describe his physical style of play, he sounds like the second coming of Michael Irvin (hopefully without the off-field issues)...
  8. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    Roddy White is one player I would love to see us end up with...
  9. cobra

    cobra Salty Bastard

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    Fair enough. I will take a close look at Roddy White, silverbear. I respect your analysis, so I will take a closer look to see what he has. I still would rather have Clayton at 20 than Williams at 11 or 20. But I'll check out Roddy to see what I think.

    Do you think Roddy would be too early at #20? I don't want to use my 2nd on WR, because I want to draft Bullocks in the 2nd (or Blackstock if he is, by some miracle, still there),
  10. JGleas

    JGleas Draft Expert

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    let me finish that sentence. It should end like this,"I would love to see us end up with, in the 2nd Round."
  11. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    yes... there is a chance he may be there in the early second...

    and I would imagine us having multiple second round picks at that point...
  12. dbair1967

    dbair1967 Arch Defender

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    Merriman scares me some...I wont go ape if we take him, but he is a boom or bust type IMO

    I think White wont go in round 1, and I certainly dont want him at 20...doubt Ray Willis falls to the 4th rd either but think he would be a solid pick for us...Pouha is listed in several places as a massive underachiever but might be worth a gamble on ability alone in rd 5 or 6...not much difference between him, Albert Means and Alabama DT Anthony Bryant...

    David
  13. dbair1967

    dbair1967 Arch Defender

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    he isnt...

    David

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