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Bob McGinn's Scout Comments: Demarcus Lawrence

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by perrykemp, May 9, 2014.

  1. manster4ever

    manster4ever Active Member

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    Thanks man. I hated giving up that 3rd but your words are very comforting. To know the kid is to love him huh? Sounds nice for now...we should all have an open mind moving forward, no question.
  2. starfrombirth

    starfrombirth Well-Known Member

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    Jack, I truly respect people's opinions on players, especially if they have a personal relationship with them. Having said that, I went back and rewatched film on him. I was hoping i was misremembering .... but i wasn't. I'm sure he is a good kid but he has neither the speed to get around the edge, on a consistent basis, especially against the best tackles the NFL has to offer nor the size and strength to hold up against the run. Repeatedly he runs himself out of the lane or gets run over if he doesn't. He doesn't have catch up speed to run down qb's who are scrambling out of the pocket. Every once in awhile he would get a free release but it was almost never because he beat his man and this was against inferior competition. I have one real criterion when evaluating whether a player from a lesser conference is worth a 1st round grade: Did they dominate their competition? He doesn't... I hope... I pray that I am wrong and that we picked up someone special. Having said all that. This will be the last negative post I say about him. He is now a Cowboy and he's my WDE (tear in my eye :D ). I love all my cowboys until they betray the team... Demarcus is gone... Long live Demarcus.
  3. slomoxn

    slomoxn Well-Known Member

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    I'm neutral on the pick because I don't watch college and don't know anything about these guys; so I'll take a wait and see approach. I will say though, we all remember the rueage here for not jumpinng up forr the center GB snag from us a few years ago, we just replaced the center we lost. I can't say this tradde was good or bad but they learned from their mistake and got who they wanted. I'll take that over being passive and losing out. Besides I heard Jerry was stressing his yearly 2nd round TE and was rumored to go after one in the 2nd at 47 if all DL they liked were gone or third if they didn't lose it in a trade.
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  4. Kaiser

    Kaiser Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    MODS!! Is that allowed here???!!!????
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  5. Leadbelly

    Leadbelly Active Member

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    Depends. Usually scouts will add some time to normalize vs the combine. Makes it about what he ran at the combine, around 4.72 (hand time) to 4.76 (official).
  6. Jammer

    Jammer Retired Air Force Guy Zone Supporter

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    I wish the Cowboys didn't give up a pick to a division rival. Cowboys might have gotten better but they might have made a division rival better as well.
  7. TonyRomo17

    TonyRomo17 Well-Known Member

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    did you see the redskins picks ? they reached twice lmao...basically wasted them
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  8. Jammer

    Jammer Retired Air Force Guy Zone Supporter

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    Even if they "wasted" their pick the Cowboys still gave a division rival a chance to better themselves.
  9. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Very excited to see him in action and his improvement as we go through the year. Good stuff Theo.
  10. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    So who wants Trent Murphy and Spencer Long instead?
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  11. waving monkey

    waving monkey Well-Known Member

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    I love it when this happens
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  12. waving monkey

    waving monkey Well-Known Member

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    I can't deny this. I would love to have Jernigan but that's jsut me
  13. JonJon

    JonJon Injured Reserve

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    So much overreaction far too soon. This guy was considered one of the premier pass rushers in the draft and now he's a Cowboy. For a team with a pass rushing deficiency, you would think most fans would be happy. We get a great pass rusher and still people complain. Yeah we gave up a third, but it will be worth the gamble if Lawrence lives up to expectations and helps get consistent pressure on the QB.
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  14. Pessimist_cowboy

    Pessimist_cowboy Well-Known Member

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    Just for the record I think Lawrence is a better player . But I love Murphy to
  15. Oh_Canada

    Oh_Canada Well-Known Member

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    He has a frame to put on 10lbs easily.
  16. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

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    I watch him and I see amazing burst off the snap. It's about that first step.

    Teams knew he was rushing upfield every down so they would run sprints right inside of him but the 3T and WLB especially are supposed to make the play. The will should be unblocked. It's not like he was losing outside contain all game long.
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  17. JDSTAR

    JDSTAR Active Member

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    Not my ideal scenario, but I feel better about our team. We got stronger on each line. Looking at Bruce Ellington WR or Jaylen Watkins CB. in the 4th, then a lot more help for the Dline.
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  18. garrett316

    garrett316 Well-Known Member

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    Reaching for need, complete opposite of what they did in 1st.

    Pretty typical of Jones regime : one step up and two steps back.
  19. ConstantReboot

    ConstantReboot Well-Known Member

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    Looks explosive to me. Don't know where you got that from.
  20. starfrombirth

    starfrombirth Well-Known Member

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    I hope you're right.. Like I said .. no more negative because in Rod I do trust. Marinelli will get the most out of him and if he can't well... continue to draft smartly.. I've said all along this isn't a 1 year fix so I will wait and hope and root for my team. Always have... alway will. I think more than anything the draft smartly comment is the burning issue. We have so many holes and the analysis all say that drafting numbers is better than trying to draft what you think is a quality player. Someone put an article up the other day that explained this and you would think Jerry remembered this basic concept from Jimmy's days. More importantly, look at the modern teams that have improved rapidly: San Francisco, Seattle, and to a lesser extent Rams. They continue to stockpile picks and still improve. Somehow Jerry needs to remember this.

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