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Could be any of ten or so

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by Teague31, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. Teague31

    Teague31 Defender of the Star

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    Unlike last year when it was pretty clear the pick would be smith or watt (or a trade for peterson) this years board is all over the map, depending on trades of course, would you really be surprised to see us take any of the following in the first?

    Decastro
    Ingram
    Cox
    Mercilus
    Brockers
    Kirkpatrick
    Konz
    Barron
    Poe
    Hightower
    Upshaw
  2. Shinywalrus

    Shinywalrus Active Member

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    I would be surprised by Hightower or Mercilus, but otherwise, I think I agree.
  3. supercowboy8

    supercowboy8 Well-Known Member

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    Out of those I only like
    Ingram
    Cox
    Mercilus
    Hightower
    Barron
    Kirkpatrick
  4. boysfanindc

    boysfanindc Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Decastro - Yes if there, but does not look like the boys will pull the trigger
    Ingram - Think he will be gone
    Cox - Would not mind at all
    Mercilus - No thanks
    Brockers - Would love to see him in Big D at DE, think he will be a force
    Kirkpatrick - Looks like the one, reluctantly would be ok with it
    Konz - If we trade back and pick up a pick would like it.
    Barron - Not at 14, would love it a little latter.
    Poe - Someone will fall in love and he will be gone
    Hightower - Would love to see him here at 17 or later, think he has a shot to be a star.
    Upshaw - No thanks
  5. cbow44

    cbow44 Member

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    I would even add Coples to the list
  6. supercowboy8

    supercowboy8 Well-Known Member

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    not me, I like Coples but not as a 3-4 DE. I agree with Wes Bunting on Coples and think he is a 4-3 DE.
  7. SDogo

    SDogo Not as good as I once was but as good once as I ev

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    Out of those 11 players I would be shocked, floored and astonished if at least one of them is not the selection. IMO, you hit on the 11 options. Won't be a mock draft I'll criticize or question if it has one of those guys going to us in Round 2.

    Heck, it's possible 2 of those 11 could be out first two selections.

    I will say the dark horse in this maybe Brandon Thompson depending on how far the Cowboys trade back if they do.
  8. GloryDaysRBack

    GloryDaysRBack Well-Known Member

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    Gilmore needs to be on the list
  9. ThreeandOut

    ThreeandOut Well-Known Member

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    I think that coming out of the draft with 2 of these players is the Cowboys desired strategy in this draft. To accomplish this goal, I think you see a trade down with the 1st pick and a trade up with the 2nd pick if they can find willing trade partners. I don't think they are in love with any particular player so the main objective will be to get two players with a first round grade on their board.
  10. cbow44

    cbow44 Member

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    I think he was building a list of players the boys could be interested in at 14. Also at 6'6" and 285 he is plenty big enough to play DE in a 34. He played DT as a junior and was more dominate.
  11. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    He will be gone, so no worries
  12. SDogo

    SDogo Not as good as I once was but as good once as I ev

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    I'm starting to believe we will hear more and more about him and the association with the Cowboys will get stronger in the next few weeks.
  13. Bluestang

    Bluestang Well-Known Member

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    I sent you PM a few days ago about Gilmore and what my opinion is on Jenkins - what do you think there?
  14. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    If we stay at 14, I'm guessing our pick will be one of three players....

    1. Fletcher Cox
    2. Courtney Upshaw
    3. Dontari Poe
  15. GloryDaysRBack

    GloryDaysRBack Well-Known Member

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    Bill jones just said Upshaw is out of the picture

    Could be bull****.. Just passing it along
  16. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Interesting.

    Now I see I left Brockers off my list. You have to include him.

    I still say a trade down is most likely.
  17. Manwiththeplan

    Manwiththeplan Well-Known Member

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    Can't wait for the draft. I don't know if I could pass on Decastro if he was there (I think he won't) but I do think the 5 tech is our biggest need. However, the bust rate among interior D-Linemen is pretty big, just a quick FYI here are the DTs and 3-4 DEs picked in the last 10 drafts

    2002
    Ryan Simms (bust), John Henderson, Wendall Bryant (bust) and Albert Hayensworth
    2003
    Dwayne Robertson (bust), Jonathan Sullivan (bust), Kevin Williams, Jimmy Kennedy (bust), Ty Warren and William Joeseph (bust)
    2004
    Tommy Harris, Vince Wilfork and Marcus Tubbs (bust due to injury)
    2005
    Travis Johnson (bust), Marcus Spears (for a 20th pick he's met expectations imo), Luis Castillio and Mike Patterson
    2006
    Haloti Ngata, Broderick Bunkley (bust) and John McCargo (bust)
    2007
    Amobi Okoye (bust), Adam Carriker (bust) and Justin Harrell (bust)
    2008
    Glenn Dorsey (bust), Sedrick Ellis (bust) and Kentwan Balmer (bust)
    2009
    Tyson Jackson (bust, but i get the feeling KC is satisfied with him, he was a massive reach), BJ Raji, Peria Jerry (bust) and Ziggy Hood (don't know, was picked 32nd so probably too early to tell)
    2010
    Ndameukong Suh, Gerald McCoy (bust so far), Tyson Alulu (was a reach but has been ok), Dan Williams and Jared Ordrick

    I don't feel like adding it up, but it seems like more than 55-60% are bust. Bust rate does drop a bit for players drafted by 3-4 teams, but it's still high

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