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Cowboys Mock: 3 First Rders?

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by Afigueroa22, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. Afigueroa22

    Afigueroa22 Well-Known Member

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    I want to know what people would do with 3 first round picks if we had them this year. Disregard cap space and focus solely on next years team. That means no developing QB's. Also, we are going to assume the following potential top prospects are off the board : Andrew Luck, RG3, Matt Kalil, Justin Blackmon, and Morris Claiborne.
  2. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Where are the picks located in the 1st round?
    Can they be traded?
    Do we assume no FA pickups before the draft?
  3. realtick

    realtick Benched

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    I'd go DeCastro, Mercilus and Janoris Jenkins.
  4. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    So you're giving me three first round picks and then telling me how to use them?

    My answer would be I wouldn't use them to solely focus on next year's team. I'd take the best player over the long term.
  5. Afigueroa22

    Afigueroa22 Well-Known Member

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    Assume the picks are right after the aforementioned prospects. So you have the 6th, 7th, and 8th.
    Also, you are correct no FA pick ups.
  6. Afigueroa22

    Afigueroa22 Well-Known Member

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  7. Afigueroa22

    Afigueroa22 Well-Known Member

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    I think I would have to second that.
  8. Afigueroa22

    Afigueroa22 Well-Known Member

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    Let me clarify further, your other two first rounders replace your second and third but you still have your fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh.
  9. ejthedj

    ejthedj Well-Known Member

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    Decastro, Cox, and one of the following four available: Hightower, Jenkins, Kirkpatrick, or Kuechy
  10. Afigueroa22

    Afigueroa22 Well-Known Member

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    Taking kuechly would mean we wasted a second round pick on carter and we can't even speculate on that yet.
  11. GroundUp

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    Decastro, Dre K and Ingram
  12. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    The key is "focus solely on next years team". This changes the thought process.

    The 2012 team must get a CB that has the ability to start immediately.

    Romo's health is in danger if they don't get a Guard or Center or both.

    You didn't say that we couldn't make trades.

    Pick 1-9: Trade for a vet CB like L. Webb.

    Pick 1-8: Trade down to 1-12 and add a 2nd.
    Use these picks to get DeCastro and Bruce Irvin.

    Pick 1-9: Make multiple trades to end up with 1-18 and 1-32.
    Use these picks on Cox and Konz.

    Summary:

    L. Webb CB
    D. DeCastro OG
    B. Irvin OLB
    F. Cox DE
    P. Konz OC


    If I can't make any trades and I'm only focused on 2012, it would have to be:

    DeCastro
    Jenkins
    Konz
  13. Afigueroa22

    Afigueroa22 Well-Known Member

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    It is not in the original post but you cannot trade down or up OR for players.
  14. fortdick

    fortdick Well-Known Member

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    Decastro
    Barron
    Konz
  15. realtick

    realtick Benched

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    I spit on your three 1st round draft picks hypothetical, and I ask the question, who would you take if you had FIVE 1st round picks?











    :D
  16. Afigueroa22

    Afigueroa22 Well-Known Member

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    You sir, are a dreamer. But if the picks were consecutive like mine I would take Jenkins, Konz, Poe, Richardson, Decastro.

    Honorable mentions: Mercilus, Barron, and Kuechly.

    Dammit, let's go get five 1st round picks.
  17. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Yeah, he's essentially saying....here, now you have three first round picks, but you can't use them wisely. Go.
  18. jterrell

    jterrell Penguinite

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    1. Melvin Ingram -- Comes in with Aldon Smith role year 1 but eventually a 3 down OLB.
    2. Dontari Poe -- Becomes main NT for running downs.
    3. Gordy Glenn -- Starts at OG this year and gives you a 3rd OT in case of injury.


    Dallas can rush Ware, Ingram, Ratliff and Spencer in the nickel.

    Against the short yardage run they can play Spears, Poe, Ratliff down with Spencer and Ware outside. Ingram can play INSIDE LB top spell a smallish Carter.
  19. Leadbelly

    Leadbelly Active Member

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    David DeCastro, G
    Whitney Mercilus, OLB
    Fletcher Cox, DE

    The Brandon Carr signing is assumed, right? :)
  20. Afigueroa22

    Afigueroa22 Well-Known Member

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    We all forgot to consult Risen Star on his wisdom!?! Forgive me, I guess I need to be specific down to the molecular structure for some people. You need to draft the players who can contribute immediately while Romo, Ware, Witten, and Ratliff still have time.

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