Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by xwalker, Mar 18, 2014.
That lineup makes me cringe. Scary.
Wow at the last 15 guys on that list(excluding Dez of course)
My thoughts exactly. Guys with that type of upside/athleticism at that position just don't come around at 16 very often. Somewhat similar of a prospect to Dion Jordan, but actually far more accomplished as a rusher in his 2 short years playing D in college. And Jordan went #3 overall.
Based on this, you would have to think Dallas sees WDE as the weakest link. Only one of their known commodities (Selvie) is even suited for it, and it would be hard to see the Cowboys counting on Okpalaugo, Rayford and Spears for anything other than a possible surprise.
Now, Dallas really needs to try to upgrade every spot but 3-tech, but could at least view Crawford, Selvie, Mincey and even Bass as competition to start at RDE and have Hayden returning at 1-tech, with competition coming from McClain. That lineup isn't exactly thrilling, but Dallas at least has its bases covered if it only gets a WDE.
Another option to consider is moving Wilber back to WDE, Carter to SAM, Holloman at WILL.
He looks like he is best fit for SAM, though. But he could be a #3 WDE behind Selvie and Barr/Ford/another draft pick, while still getting most of his snaps at SAM.
If those three are the players then yeah you want that draft. Those 2nd round and 3rd round picks are unlikely to be available.
Carter taking on more blocks is not the answer.
I think Mincey and Bass could be good rotational guys as well.
Agree, he's the back up 3 tech for sure
We could still use Ayers!
Unpopular opinion but I'm actually comfortable with the DL because I think they will take 2 in the first 3 rounds of the draft and will resign Spencer. I could also see them getting a bargain at the end of FA also when a vet needs a home and a make-good one year deal. It seems clear they are going to the wave attack Marinelli style instead of trying to build around a star like Ware.
SDE - If Spencer resigns (which I think is likely) even if he missed early games I think you are OK with him and Crawford at SDE.
1 Tech - The 1 is a rotation of McClain, Hayden and an early pick. Hayden was actually OK last year considering he played too much, as a reserve he will be fine. With 3 guys rotating in Marinelli's scheme they should be OK at this position.
3 Tech - Melton should be healthy, motivated and happy to be reunited with Marinelli. Bass looked good in the preseason last year and if he only has to be a backup to Melton, the position should be OK.
WDE - A first rounder like Barr or Ford rotating with Selvie and Mincy.
Bigger DLs just matchup better in todays NFL. Liking Tuitt and/or Hageman to break out.
Would be thrilled with Jernigan. Would be fine with two D lineman and one O lineman with first three picks. I would prefer it actually. BTW, is Anthony Barr another potential Jason Taylor? Have hard time figuring out what he is and what his potential is. I hear folks saying OLB in 4-3 but feel he is more rusher/hybrid.
What do you guys think of drafting ealy, and micheal sam? Mony would be first and Sam would be 3-4 round. Jernigan In the 2nd?
Outside of who we draft Crawford is going to be the most important man in this line.
Sam is going in the 5th
Lol. Heath had 88 more snaps then our Top 10 pick......
My prediction.......Crawford never reaches full potential due to injury.
Rayford and Bass will be a pleasant surprise. Selvie gets better and Melton is Tank Johnson redux. JMO/best guess of course.
I don't see allot on that list either but I'm willing to entertain the thought or hope that Crawford can add something that Ware couldn't add last year. I think it was underestimated how much that shoulder surgery and bad elbow might have effected Ware last year. I just don't think he ever had the strength back in it in the time he had to get ready and if he did it definitely wore down. Crawford hasn't proven to me that he can't bring a pass rush and has the same arm length which is the best indicator for DE's but I dont expect him to be Ware before the injury either. They most likely have more rush off the edge than they had last year by default.