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Bad trade IMO for Lawrence

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

  1. bodi

    bodi Well-Known Member

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    Demarcus Lawrence, DE 6-3 #251 gave up to much for this kid he better produce

    We could have had

    Trent Murphy, DE 6'5

    Jeremiah Attaochu, OLB 6 -3 255
  2. CowboysLaw87

    CowboysLaw87 Well-Known Member

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    Murphy is not a good player. That was one of the bigger reaches of the round.

    And Attaochu was not even evaluated as a DE for us.

    Demarcus Lawrence graded out as a 1st round player and was the last player on the board we feel could be a plus starter in 2014 at RDE. Puts quite the premium on the player. Supply/demand forces at work.
    FuzzyLumpkins, Wheeltax and justbob like this.
  3. Bware_Dware

    Bware_Dware Active Member

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    I just read a write up on Murphy that basically said he is a "college tried hard that won't do well in the pro's".

    Please explain to me why we would draft someone like that?
  4. CowboysLaw87

    CowboysLaw87 Well-Known Member

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    bodi, despite what I said, I can see your reservations about the trade. I'm just saying I'm not as interesting in the specific names you gave. And look what the league thinks of Ealy and Crichton.... we clearly got by far the best pass rusher available to start the day. We should feel great about that.
  5. TX_Yid

    TX_Yid Well-Known Member

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    I was OK with the Martin pick in the 1st, best player available etc.

    BUT. We had the worst defense the Cowboys have ever had last year. AND we lost Ware and Hatcher. Our Safety play was a joke last year. We picked up Melton so that negates one DL spot.

    So I was OK with Martin, assuming we picked up two contributors on the D, one Safety and a DL, someone who can get after the QB. I think we've solved 2 positions on defense when we HAD to solve 3 to have a chance of improving.

    You never know what could happen, but at this point with our next pick in the 4th I don't think anyone can say we should have a better season on defense in the coming season.
  6. maxdallasfan

    maxdallasfan Well-Known Member

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    The rest of our picks better be all DT
  7. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Generally speaking, aren't all college players trying hard?

    Kind of a odd statement. Never really seen a guy bashed because of his work ethic. Usually they say "high motor", "relentless", and all sort of other stuff like that. Never seen a guy get called a "try hard" though. Sounds like the author is spending too much time conversing with prepubescent Call of Duty players.
  8. CowboysLaw87

    CowboysLaw87 Well-Known Member

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    With Lawrence on board, I expect that Crawford plays DT. So Melton, Crawford, McClain, Hayden... OK I agree. That's still suspect.
  9. jday

    jday Well-Known Member

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    I thought the idea was to diminish the opposing QB's time in the pocket?
  10. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    We could have had a lot of different guys but this is the guy the Cowboys wanted very badly.
  11. Bware_Dware

    Bware_Dware Active Member

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