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As bad as I want OL help I have come to the conclusion the most pressing need is CB

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by RS12, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Now that it looks like the Cowboys will be drafting around 15 it will open up more options. After watching his play yesterday and throughout the year it is obvious that Newman is one of the bigger problems on the team, he is over 30 and declining rapidly. If Joe Haden declares (likely) and is there when they draft (maybe) he has to be the pick. Too me this is a far greater need than Safety or OL right now, and usually a CB can contribute quicker than the other two positions.
  2. DaBoys4Life

    DaBoys4Life Benched

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    I think it's WR still. The safeties need to be better in coverage. So add offensive weapons or get a safety that can make plays in the passing games. Sensa ball hamlin suck always out of position and never make plays.
  3. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    There is good and bad in all of this and both are about the same depending on the way you look at it.

    We can get the BPA at OT, OG, ILB, MLB, S or CB and it would probably fit a need on the team as well.

    The only position I doubt we look at in the first round is WR,TE,QB and RB...other than that we could go Oline, Dline, Secondary or LBs.

    So there should be plenty of good players to choose from. That good for us, the bad part is that we need so many areas.

    Just keep in mind that unless some unbelievable talent falls at WR we will not take one in the first round because Jerry has talked about this before.
  4. Chris in Arizona

    Chris in Arizona I am Death

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    I think our defense would be tremendously improved if we had athletic, playmaking safeties. Neither Sensabaugh or Hamlin are the answer.

    I wonder if Newman would be a good free safety. He is athletic and makes plays but he slacks off too much in man-to-man coverage. Putting him at free safety hides some of his weaknesses and gives us an athlete back there.

    I also want a defensive coach and/or secondary coach who doesn't always insist our corners give huge cushions.
  5. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    Im all for drafting a corner in the 1st.

    If you have guys get hurt then all of a sudden it becomes your #1 priority regardless of other problems.
  6. UnoDallas

    UnoDallas Benched

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    I see us trading down unless ISLBER Mcclain drops or Mays falls to us

    trade the first round pick and get an extra 2 or 3

    get OT Fox in the 2nd -

    then maybe FS Stuckey - Major Wright - Nate Allen - Myron Lewis
  7. Rampage

    Rampage Benched

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    are you referring to Taylor "makes no plays" Mays?
  8. Ren

    Ren Well-Known Member

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    if we draft anything but a OT with our first pick (assuming there's a good one to be had) i'll be seriously upset OL is the number 1 problem on this team we can't go yet another season without doing something about it
  9. CowboyFan74

    CowboyFan74 Cowboys Analyst

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    Ot, C/g, S, Cb, Kr
  10. UnoDallas

    UnoDallas Benched

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    the only thing about G/C is maybe Brewster can do that

    JMO
  11. UnoDallas

    UnoDallas Benched

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    that must be the reason most mocks have him going in the top ten - because he can't make plays

    6-4, 225-pound safety who runs a 4.3? Pretty sick
  12. Rampage

    Rampage Benched

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    yeah you would think with that size and speed he would actually make some plays.

    4 year career on a U$C defense and he has 5 ints and only 1 forced fumble.
  13. CowboyFan74

    CowboyFan74 Cowboys Analyst

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    Wait don't we have a guy on the roster like that already who turned out to be a bust?

    Pat "Deer in Headlights" Watkins
  14. Chris in Arizona

    Chris in Arizona I am Death

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    I thought my Taylor Mays defending days were over but Rampage had to bring me back..

    While I am convinced now that Mays can NOT play FS at the NFL level, I still feel he is going to be on heck of a SS or LB in the NFL. His lack of interceptions is partially his fault, he rarely plays the ball because he is usually trying to obliterate someone. A big part of why he didn't have the interception numbers is Coach Carroll was worried about his young defense and had Mays play 15 yards back to prevent big plays. He was supposed to play strong safety this year but cornerback Shareece Wright was ruled ineligible, which moved FS Josh Pinkard back to CB and Mays back to FS. Before that happened, I attended about 5 USC practices and 2 scrimmages where Mays was flying around, blitzing, and making plays. When I went to 5 USC games this year, Mays literally lined up 15 yards off the line of scrimmage.

    Keep in mind, despite Mays lining up so far away from the ball AND missing the Washington game with an injury, he led the team with 91 tackles.

    He is light years beyond Pat Watkins in athleticism and speed. Unlike Roy "Biscuit" Williams, Mays has the frame (6'3"/235) to bulk up and move to linebacker if necessary. Mays wants to keep his weight around 235 and play safety in the NFL though. I would prefer a ballhawk ( Earl Thomas) but if Mays is the best player on the board when our pick comes up, I feel he is an upgrade over Sensabaugh.
  15. Biggems

    Biggems White and Nerdy

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    Had we drafted Sean Smith and Brice McCain last season we would have the CB depth we covet. All we would truly need is some help at safety.....something Earl Thomas can give us.
  16. UnoDallas

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    you know what I do with him add 20# - put him at ISLBER
  17. UnoDallas

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    I still take the OT first you don't want Romo on the ground - besides there is FA also for Corners an Safetys
  18. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    He wont go that high and if he does he is going to a 4-3 team to play WOLB.

    Hes got straight line speed but he doesnt have very good range.

    Mays is the exact type of Safety Dallas needs to stay away from.

    We need someone more in the mold of a CB than another safety that is like a linebacker.
  19. dbair1967

    dbair1967 Arch Defender

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    disagree...safety, OL, maybe DE and ILB are more pressing needs than CB
  20. dbair1967

    dbair1967 Arch Defender

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    He might claim he runs 4.3, but on the field it looks like he runs 4.8

    He's probably not going in the frist round, and the fact that he's had a lousy yr and has almost never made any plays, especially vs the pass is well documented.

    If we drafted this guy in the first I'd throw my remote throught the screen.

    He's probably destined for OLB, ala Thomas Davis

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