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A general consensus on Demarcus Lawrence....

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by Risen Star, May 9, 2014.

  1. CowboyFan74

    CowboyFan74 Cowboys Analyst

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    Dude
    is too small to play DE, I'm irritated with this pick. And we don't play a 3-4, why would u mock this guy? Channeling Jerry?
  2. Sasquatch

    Sasquatch Lost in the Woods

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    If Sullivan is right, then they made the right move according to their board.
  3. BAT

    BAT Mr. Fixit

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    Can anyone name a DE that Marinelli had a hand in drafting (Chicago, Detroit, Tampa) that went on to be a pro bowler? Not a knock on Marinelli, just curious.
  4. udas

    udas Active Member

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    Considering we would have had our choice of dl at 47, this becomes an even worse trade. Though I think Lawrence is a good selection, Im not sure the other des were such a dropoff in talent that it was worth giving up our 3rd round pick. I would be curious who else was eyeing Lawrence that we needed to trade in front of.
  5. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Yep. Trading up in this draft is really expensive. For a team with so many defensive holes, it's even more expensive. Don't like the trade, and don't like that we paid a premium in a quality draft.

    I'm a little torn, though, because I really, really wanted to see us take an edge rusher, and I do like Lawrence quite a bit.
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  6. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    No, he is not too small to play DE, especially not the WDE or Right DE position in Marinelli's defense.
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  7. ThreeandOut

    ThreeandOut Well-Known Member

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    According to Tim MacMahon, after Barr, Donald and Shazier, Lawrence was the next defensive player on their list.
  8. Bware_Dware

    Bware_Dware Active Member

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    I would like to know the % of people who are complaining about this pick that also complained about the Frederick pick.......

    Just so I can ignore them
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  9. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    Ok I'm more calm now
    Let's hope for the best
  10. ThreeandOut

    ThreeandOut Well-Known Member

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    He may not be because Fisher says they had a high 2nd round grade on him.
  11. CowboyFan74

    CowboyFan74 Cowboys Analyst

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    So we are going smaller but quicker right? Teams will run all over those spots..
  12. starfrombirth

    starfrombirth Well-Known Member

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    I don't like this pick.. I did like Fred and also Martin... so... now what?
  13. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    The RDE is actually a different position that LDE in the 4-3 under that Marinelli runs.

    If you studied the Cowboys in 2013, you would see that Ware had minimal responsibility for run defense. Ware would either crash down inside or rush wide even on run downs. Ware had much more run responsibilities as a 3-4 OLB. If they really want to set a hard edge at RDE, they would bring in a guy like Wynn (6-3, 285).
  14. Cogan

    Cogan Active Member

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    Why in the world would any team that had the worst defense in the NFL & in franchise history spend a second AND third round pick on ONE player, when they obviously have so many holes to fill? This is the deepest draft in my memory. It boggles the mind. At pick #47, DEs Kony Ealy, Kareem Martin, Trent Murphy, Jackson Jeffcoat, Scott Crichton, etc., plus DTs Timmy Jernigan, Louis Nix, DaQuan Jones, Kelcy Quarles, Will Sutton, Ego Ferguson, etc. were all available. No one can convince me that a defense sorely lacking in so many areas is better off bundling multiple picks for one player. Just one more example why this team remains an afterthought come playoff time.
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  15. CowboyFan74

    CowboyFan74 Cowboys Analyst

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    Ok I'm looking at this from a prototypical standpoint.. Ware is not a good example because if healthy he's beast enough to play DE at his weight.. This cat is, nvrmnd...
  16. Teague31

    Teague31 Defender of the Star

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    Crichton just went at 72.
  17. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    The number of players you mention doesn't matter if we didn't want them. We had Lawrence rated as a 1st round talent and wanted him before the Falcons could get him. Saying this or that player is available doesn't matter. Look what happened to JF.
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  18. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    Thinking rationally is your first mistake
    Trying to decipher and understand what these idiots did is your second
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  19. tyke1doe

    tyke1doe Well-Known Member

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    LOL!
  20. Aven8

    Aven8 Well-Known Member

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    It's what we do. Yesterday and earlier today people were "praising Jerry" for not taking Johnny, and going OG.

    They just can't help themselves.

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