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Bad To The Bone Mock and FA Plan

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by Oh_Canada, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. Oh_Canada

    Oh_Canada Well-Known Member

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    FA

    Re-sign Holland, Elam, Fiametta, Robinson, Spencer

    Cut-Newman, Buehler, Coleman

    Additions

    1.Dan Connolly, C-I'll beat this drum until he re-signs with the Pats or is on the Cowboys roster. Extremely versatile interior lineman who replaced Koppen and did it well at center. I'm convinced he would be a major upgrade over Costa and a top half center in the league. 3yrs-12mill

    2.Terrell Thomas, CB-Was a very good corner before getting hurt. Should be close to 100% by TC. 2ys-10mill

    3.Paul Solali, NT-Massive nose tackle....'nuff said. 4yrs-24mill

    4.Kendall Langford, DE-Young developing defensive end who will be another victim of 'Phins move to the 3-4. Will be a major upgrade over Coleman. 5yrs-20mill.


    Draft

    1.Whitney Mercilus, OLB-Torn between Cox and this kid. However, it's tough to ignore 16 sacks in a major conference combined with that kind of athletic ability and high motor/character. Anyone who believes that kind of package will be available in the second round is not paying attention.

    2.Amini Silatolu, G-Can become a dominant guard with some coaching and a little patience.

    3.Josh Norman, CB-By adding Thomas the Cowboys can afford to wait on cornerback. This kid has first round talent, just needs to be cultivated.

    4.Derek Wolfe, DE-The front seven continues to be re-built and this guy has all the tools to be a rotational player in his rookie season.

    5.Mychal Kendricks-ILB-Projected all over the board, could be a steal. Another high motor kid.

    6.Kevin Koger-TE-Played in a non-friendly TE offense. However he has good hands, a willing blocker and a decent frame.

    6.Aaron Corp-QB-Developmental QB with ability.

    7.Bob Hebert-C/G-Was much better as a center, but was shuffled between positions at LSU...tough kid who is a good pass protector.

    Flame away!!
  2. Woods

    Woods Active Member

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    So your ILBs will be Lee, Carter, Kendricks and are you keeping Brooking? or James?

    Good plan overall, imo.

    I think Mercilus could be very good, but I don't know enough about him. He does seem to have the traits you look for in terms of high motor, etc.

    Can he bend like a top tier OLB or DE in the pros? I honestly don't know. I prefer Ingram, but I think he'll be gone. I like Cox as well, but you already got us taking a DE in FA, so probably doesn't make sense.
  3. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    Good write-up.

    I'll give my thoughts below:

    Draft

    1.Whitney Mercilus, OLB-Torn between Cox and this kid. However, it's tough to ignore 16 sacks in a major conference combined with that kind of athletic ability and high motor/character. Anyone who believes that kind of package will be available in the second round is not paying attention.
    I don't think he will make it to the 2nd, but I think you could trade down into the mid-twenties and still draft him.

    2.Amini Silatolu, G-Can become a dominant guard with some coaching and a little patience.
    Looks like he is the best OG after available after the 1st round.

    3.Josh Norman, CB-By adding Thomas the Cowboys can afford to wait on cornerback. This kid has first round talent, just needs to be cultivated.
    I like what I've seen from this player, but I thought he would do better at the combine. What was his forty? One site says 4.56 and two other say 4.66.

    4.Derek Wolfe, DE-The front seven continues to be re-built and this guy has all the tools to be a rotational player in his rookie season.
    I like this player in the 4th.

    5.Mychal Kendricks-ILB-Projected all over the board, could be a steal. Another high motor kid.
    Height is a bit of a concern, but worth a shot in the 5th based on his other attributes.

    6.Kevin Koger-TE-Played in a non-friendly TE offense. However he has good hands, a willing blocker and a decent frame.
    Good developmental player.

    6.Aaron Corp-QB-Developmental QB with ability.
    Good height at 6-4, 215. Get this guy to the buffet.

    7.Bob Hebert-C/G-Was much better as a center, but was shuffled between positions at LSU...tough kid who is a good pass protector.
    Probably goes to the practice squad unless he can beat out Killer in training camp.
  4. Oh_Canada

    Oh_Canada Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't mind seeing a cheap vet brought in at mlb as well, maybe someone like Barrett Ruud who is better in the 3-4 or even giving Tatapu a shot.
  5. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Like your FA's alot better than your draft.
  6. Oh_Canada

    Oh_Canada Well-Known Member

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    That's hurtful. Why don't you like the draft? It's the Hebert pick isn't it?
  7. Gaede

    Gaede Well-Known Member

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    I like it alot.

    Looks alot like my mock draft. Great minds...
  8. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Not sold on Mercellis and everybody seems a round high except Kendricks who is too low. Dont like Corp at all.
  9. jterrell

    jterrell Penguinite

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    FA

    Re-sign Holland, Elam, Fiametta, Robinson, Spencer
    Elam and Spencer are gonna come down to market values. I am comparing them to everyone else I can pay at their positions.

    Cut-Newman, Buehler, Coleman
    No questions here for me.

    Additions

    1.Dan Connolly, C-
    At your price absolutely!!

    2.Terrell Thomas, CB
    I'd rather got for a better player here such as Carr.

    3.Paul Solali
    At 24 mil I am in for sure.

    4.Kendall Langford, DE
    Not sure I am ready to give this one that type of commitment.


    Draft

    1.Whitney Mercilus, OLB-
    I think Mercilus makes sense after a small trade down. He and Perry are in that 20 range for me.

    2.Amini Silatolu, G

    Like this guy a lot but would prefer to get him in lower 2nd round.

    3.Josh Norman, CB
    I can't draft a guy running slower 40s than I did who also played lesser competition.

    4.Derek Wolfe, DE
    Yup. Have him in most of my mocks to Dallas.

    5.Mychal Kendricks-ILB

    Not sure he lasts to 5 but I do like him for us. Not a lot of true ILB out there and we need some. If he can play goal line and special team he makes this pick worth it.

    6.Kevin Koger-TE

    No idea here and don't care enough to research it.

    6.Aaron Corp-QB
    Any QB drafted this late probably gets cut so I'd skip them unless I got one earlier. In FA I'd add a proven vet.

    7.Bob Hebert-C/G
    Not a fan after hearing his Dad rip Miles a new one.
  10. Oh_Canada

    Oh_Canada Well-Known Member

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    Appreciate the feedback Terrell...don't like making trades in my mock because no one knows for sure which teams are likely to deal. If there was a deal to move down a few spots I think JJ should entertain. However, I stand by Mercilus....think the guy can be a special player.
    I understand the Norman comment, maybe it was a little high....the rest of his numbers weren't terrible however. Thing I like most about him is that he is tough and can matchup with the Nicks' of the world.


    Btw, Gaede you're a smart man.
  11. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    I would hope we could do better than Elam, but it doesn't sound half bad.
  12. cowboysooner

    cowboysooner Well-Known Member

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    If I am counting on a corner 12 months from an ACL, I'd like to go with a bigger school corner or an elite athlete from the smaller school. I don't think there is any way Kendricks is there in the 5th.

    Wolfe is my favorite pick given the round. I would like to find a slot receiver off of a scrap heap or udfa.

    I like the plan overall.

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