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Barron, Cox, DeCastro all there at 14...

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by TXCowboyVol, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. TXCowboyVol

    TXCowboyVol Active Member

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    IF this were to somehow happen...and it is a strong possibility, then I think most of us can agree that we'd take one of them. Therefore, which and why? Where's the better 2nd tier prospects in the later rds? In other words...if DeCastro, then maybe Harrison or if Cox, then Midwestern St G...etc. IMO, Cox would be the most valuable at that pick, because the other 2 positions have more depth...thoughts?
  2. Cowboy Junkie

    Cowboy Junkie leonargized

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    I would take cox but I do not think this will happen. Cox should be a top 10 and Barron could make it into the top 10
  3. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    First thing...I highly doubt all three are there. But you never know.

    Anyway, if they are there AND if all are rated about the same on our board (same tier...big IF) then your logic of looking at what would be available later does make sense.
    It should be fun seeing how this falls.
  4. jchap2k

    jchap2k Active Member

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    I'd go choice
    1. Cox: The drop off in talent from 1st round to 2nd round at his position is higher than the drop off at Guard, and I like Cox's motor.

    2. DeCastro: Can't go wrong with the best OG coming out in years. Personally I'd prefer him over Cox if the draft was just 1 round, but with round 2 in consideration, I'd have to put him at number 2 since there are some very good OG to be had at round 2

    3. Barron: While the drop off between Barron and the next safety is also pretty huge, he is still not as good as the top two mentioned. He will be very good I think, but for the 14th pick I want to take the BPA that still fills a need.
  5. DBOY3141

    DBOY3141 Well-Known Member

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    How is it a strong possibility all 3 will be there at 14. Over the last week, all the talk is that Cox is for sure in the top 10. Barron now is moving up the charts and could go to Buffalo.

    I think Cox is for sure gone. I think Philly trades up with Seattle to get ahead of us and takes Barron if he gets past Buffalo.

    I think DeCastro goes to Cardinals.

    I think all 3 are gone before 14 more so than all 3 are at 14.
  6. Wulfman

    Wulfman Unofficial GM

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    It's FAR from a strong possibility...in fact, it's incredibly unlikely.

    However, given the scenario, I would have to go with Barron. I've gone with Cox in this scenario previously, but as I've been working on my final mock, I realize that there is quality depth on the D-line that you can get in the second or even third rounds. That can NOT be said for safety, where Barron is significantly better than Harrison, in my opinion, and the drop-off after the two of them is VERY significant.

    As much as I like DeCastro, he's not even in the conversation at #14 if either of these other guys are available.
  7. Muhast

    Muhast Newo

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    Buffalo has two good safeties. They won't take barron
  8. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    I think you've gotta go with Fletcher Cox.
  9. The30YardSlant

    The30YardSlant Benched

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    DeCastro, because he's as close to a sure thing as there is in the draft.
  10. da_boyz_mk

    da_boyz_mk How 'Bout Dem Cowboys

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    My order of preference out of those 3 are
    1. DeCastro
    2. Barron
    3. Cox

    DeCastro is the safest pick for me and he has the fewest flaws. I think he's a day one starter and will provide immediate impact at guard or center.
  11. brooksey1

    brooksey1 Well-Known Member

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    Why do you believe Barron is signifigantly better then Harrison? I don't see them that far apart. Could Harrison have more upside? Also how can Decastro not be in the conversation at 14 considering we can't protect Romo? Not to mention he is supposed to be one of the best guards to come out in a decade.

    Decastro first....take care of the secondary and D-line next. Protecting Romo has to be the #1 priority if we are going to make a run.

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    A lot of folks are saying the surest thing in this draft is Barron.

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    For about the 1000th time:

    Trade Down

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Barron is capable of man to man coverage, Harrison is not. Harrison is an in the box, zone coverage Safety. Barron can flip his hips, and run with people. Harrison doesn't do that well.
  15. SMCowboy

    SMCowboy Active Member

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    The only strong possibility involving all 3 and the #14 pick, is that there is a strong possibility that none of those 3 are on the board at #14....
  16. Robbieac

    Robbieac Well-Known Member

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    That's what they said about Roy Willie 10 years ago. People were saying that he was a sure-fire hall of famer.

    Nobody in the draft is a sure thing. Anybody who says someone is a "can't miss" doesn't know what they are talking about.
  17. Wulfman

    Wulfman Unofficial GM

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    Anybody who says ANYONE coming out of college is a sure-fire hall of famer is a complete imbecile.

    There were a lot of people who did say, however, that he was a sure-fire starter and Pro Bowler...and they were right. The fact that he didn't sustain that career for 10-12 years doesn't change that he was one of the best in the game for the first few years.
  18. fanfromvirginia

    fanfromvirginia Inconceivable!

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    1. DeCastro
    2. Cox
    3. Barron
    And, no, they won't all be there. DeCastro and Barron could both be there. We will see. I think the Cowboys would love to trade down but the recent news that everybody and their mothers are looking to trade down, we very well may wind up being stuck at 14, in which case I am desperately hoping at least one of them is on the board...
  19. SMCowboy

    SMCowboy Active Member

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    I never heard sure fire hall of famer. There is no such thing as a sure fire hall of famer coming out of college. But Roy Williams absolutely was an immedate starter and major producer for us his first few years in the league. Then the league moved to a much more pass happy offense and safety's were no longer viewed as 4th (or 5th LB) first, and cover men second, but where instead put into more man to man coverage situations.

    As the game changed, Roy Williams was no longer the player when we first drafted him. But, that doesn't mean that he wasn't a very good pick when he was drafted, and a great player his first few years in the league.
  20. DBOY3141

    DBOY3141 Well-Known Member

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    Roy had a much better career than Ryan Leaf and Tony Manderich and they were considered "can't miss" draft picks.

    Roy was good until he lost his passion for the game.

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