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Cowboys want a lineman

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by CrazyCowboy, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. CrazyCowboy

    CrazyCowboy Well-Known Member

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    http://www.mysanantonio.com/sports/cowboys/article/Cowboys-seek-cornerstone-lineman-1350185.php


    Cowboys seek cornerstone lineman
    Two options are ready to join offense now; two have big upside.
    By Tom Orsborn
    torsborn@express-news.net


    Analysts project the muscular Smith as a top-10 pick. If the Cowboys select Castonzo, Solder or Carimi, it likely would be only after they trade down in the first round.

    “It's really a question of what you are looking for,” ESPN's Todd McShay said. “Are you looking for a guy who physically can come in and play right now? Are you looking for a guy who has the athleticism to develop into a left tackle, or a guy who is just big and strong who you can plug at right tackle? You kind of have four different cases.

    “With Smith, you have all the tools, but he maybe needs time to reach full potential. Castonzo is ready to play now at left tackle, but he may never be elite. Carimi is ready to play now, but he lacks some of the athleticism Castonzo has but is stronger and more physical. With Solder, he is just massive, 6-foot-8, long arms, moves well. But he is going to need technique work.”

    Most analysts believe Smith is high on the Cowboys' board after head coach Jason Garrett and offensive line coach Hudson Houck attended USC's pro day. The 20-year-old junior was the only prospect Garrett watched work out this spring.

    “Castonzo is probably the most NFL ready, and Carimi is right behind him,” McShay said. “But five years from now, Smith should be the best of this tackle class.”

    Smith played right tackle for the Trojans, but scouts believe he could slide over to the left side after checking in at his pro day at 6-5, 310 — 25 pounds heavier than he played at last season.


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  2. UnoDallas

    UnoDallas Benched

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    In Smith, they have the option of taking a player who projects as a future blindside tackle, and he's in a perfect spot in terms of value, having risen all the way to No. 9 on the big board,” Kiper wrote.



    Bingo
  3. SDogo

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

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    I'm going to come out of the 1st round happy either way..

    The Cowboys are not looking at any players besides Solder that I really have an issue with.

    Trade up for Peterson-My favorite option
    Take Tyron Smith at 9-my 2nd favorite option
    Trade down and pick Watt or any of the other OT's-my 3rd favorite option and quickly becoming my 2nd favorite based on the possibilities.
  4. UnoDallas

    UnoDallas Benched

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    Trade down and pick any of the other OT's-my 3rd favorite option and quickly becoming my 2nd favorite based on the possibilities.

    this is my FAVORITE
  5. Dash28

    Dash28 Felis silvestris catus

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    This is my exact order as well.
  6. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    Castonso or Smith. No one else for me.
  7. CrazyCowboy

    CrazyCowboy Well-Known Member

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    Thanks to the person who fixed the formatting I appreciate the help As I could not make it look good
  8. ThreeSportStar80

    ThreeSportStar80 Benched

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    Just see my SIG, I'll be happy with any of those scenarios honestly...

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