BTB:Talking Cowboys, Quinton Coples And The Draft With Draft Headquarters'

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  1. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    Shawn Zobel KD Drummond on Apr 17, 2012 11:00 AM CDT in Dallas Cowboys 2012 Draft
    His stock might be perceived as sliding, but Quinton Coples could end up in the perfect landing spot.

    Last year, I wrote a couple articles highlighting a young up and coming draftnik that has made a name for himself in the community. Shawn Zobel of has averaged 10 correct exact picks over the past four years, outpacing both Mel Kiper and Todd McShay, ESPN's darling duelers whom they pit against each other in faux competition on a daily basis.

    Last season, Zobel was pretty keyed in on Dallas selecting T Tyron Smith, and gave a nod to the possibility that the only player they would consider trading up for would be Patrick Peterson. I've been keeping up with him amongst the more well known "experts" since last season, and decided to pick his brain for a second year in a row on Dallas' draft possibilities.

    When Zobel released his latest mock last Monday, he had penciled in a sliding Quinton Coples from UNC to Dallas at #14 (DeCastro was selected at #11). Of course, this intrigued me to no end as Coples is probably my top target for the selection. The Cowboys haven't invited him in for a visit, as they have every first round pick for the last few seasons. Still, there is hope, as the marriage of need and value seems to match very well. Here's the Q&A with Zobel.
  2. supercowboy8

    supercowboy8 Well-Known Member

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    no thank you to Coples. Last thing we need is another player that stops playing at a high level just because were losing. We need a leader, strong hearted player. Cooples doesn't fit a 3-4 to me. Not great vs the run or doubles.
  3. Hailmary

    Hailmary Well-Known Member

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    I say roll the dice on all that natural ability and hope that everything works out for the best. Sure you can take the safer but the lesser talent, but the safe bet doesn't always work out as expected.
  4. RSM94

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    Zobel's assessment of the Boys' needs is spot on. DL first round (perhaps Cox is the first choice here), OL second round, then CBs in the mid rounds. And a decent NT and/or C in mid-late rounds.
  5. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    The do need a JJ Watt type impact player on the D Line.
  6. Sasquatch

    Sasquatch Lost in the Woods

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    At #14, take a chance on an elite pass rusher, I would. Provided that he didn't come across too badly in the interviews.
  7. honyock

    honyock Well-Known Member

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    That's quite a mock Zobel has got.

    Ingram sliding to 18.
    Janoris Jenkins at 21.
    Fletcher Cox sliding to 25.
    New England gets Barron at 27.

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