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DeCastro at 14 is stupid

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by GloryDaysRBack, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. TheFinisher

    TheFinisher Well-Known Member

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    A)Brockers
    B)Kirkpatrick/Jenkins- Need to see more of them before I take a side, combine should be telling.
    C)Whitney- I'm higher on him than most, I see big time upside and think he'll be the top pass rusher to come out of this class.

    And don't forget, there's always the possibility of a trade down. If Brockers is gone I'd probably be working the phones, but if I can't strike a favorable deal I'd have no problem staying put and selecting one of the other guys.
  2. GloryDaysRBack

    GloryDaysRBack Well-Known Member

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    If you think that highly of Whitney Marcilus, why not have him as your #1 choice?
  3. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    There is no such thing as a sure thing. I have seen may players touted as the next "insert HOF player here" and they don't live up to that billing. Everybody on this board seems to think that DeCastro is the best Guard prospect in who knows how long? All this before any combine and or testing. What does everybody really know about any of the other Guards coming out? How do you really say that this guy is so much better then the next guy?

    All I know is that I'm highly skeptical that the Cowboys are going to take a Guard at 14.
  4. TheFinisher

    TheFinisher Well-Known Member

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    Because I also think very highly of Brockers lol, I actually struggle to find flaws with his game. I see him as a homerun type of pick.

    Whitney has a little more boom/bust to him, I'm pretty convinced he can successfully make the switch to 34 OLB but I'd like to see him in the combine drills before I go all in.
  5. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    he has by far fewer question marks then anyone else likely to be there. He fits a position of great need. Not sure why anyone really does not get that?
  6. TheSport78

    TheSport78 The Excellence of Execution

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    Hos, if it's true that the Cowboys are more concerned on upgrading the center position in free agency, isn't it pretty much a given that DeCastro will be the target?

    Tyron Smith-David DeCastro-Samson Satale-Arkin/Nagy-Doug Free
  7. GloryDaysRBack

    GloryDaysRBack Well-Known Member

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    where did you hear this?
  8. JerryFan

    JerryFan Active Member

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    Jeff Allen from Illinois? he isn't a guard. he's a decent T prospect
  9. GloryDaysRBack

    GloryDaysRBack Well-Known Member

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    hes a T/G...many think hes better suited inside..plethora of these types in this draft
  10. JerryFan

    JerryFan Active Member

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    he's a T and will play T in the NFL and be a solid one at that IMO.
  11. GloryDaysRBack

    GloryDaysRBack Well-Known Member

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    only takes 1 team to change all that...if 1 team drafts him to play guard, thats where he will play
  12. TheSport78

    TheSport78 The Excellence of Execution

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    Spagnola hinted at it a couple times and he basically relays information from Jerry.
  13. realtick

    realtick Benched

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    Lol, wait, you're skeptical of DeCastro, or don't see how much better he is than the rest of the OG class, despite the fact he's played OG for three years at Stanford and has been highly touted for awhile (while the other OG prospects are made up mainly of college offensive tackles projected to make the move inside), and yet you think Mike Brockers, a sophomore, whom you likely never even heard of before Wes Bunting jumped on his wagon, is a "homerun?" The same Brockers who doesn't even have the gaudy statline to trump up?

    I actually like Brockers, but to act like he's a sure thing moreso than a guy like DeCastro is silly.
  14. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    Do yourself a favor and google both names. You'll be surprised.
  15. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Well, yeah.
  16. cbow44

    cbow44 Member

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    So what your are telling me, you couldnt find any either. I already knew that. He is Highly regarded but not any more than the Pouncy twins. The only place he is being more highly regarded is here.
  17. Walker

    Walker Texas Ranger

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    Decastro is my pick over the cb in this draft at pick 14. You have LSU cornerback claiborne expected to be taken by 14. So your left with DeCastro vs Alabama cornerback Kirkpatrick. DeCastro is considered a better player and a safer pick. Considering he went to Stanford does not hurt considering a lot of the dumb players we have on the team. Also, he has potential to play more snaps and protects the most important position in any football team (QB). Kirkpatrick got caught with friends with marijuana a few months before the draft, which is ban from the NFL. Anyone who gets himself into that situation has to be questioned on what he was thinking. I would rather wait until round 2 for a cb since there is not one at 14 worth picking. So my pick is easily DeCastro.
  18. TheFinisher

    TheFinisher Well-Known Member

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    Since when is being more of a sure thing the only criteria that matters? I'll roll the dice on a defensive lineman with the upside of Brockers over a Guard every day of the week. I never said I was skeptical of DeCastro, I actually said I think he'll be a good pro, but how much impact do you really think a Guard has on the game? Larry Allen in his prime wouldn't have been enough to get us over the hump this season. It's all about positional value, you can find quality Guard play throughout the draft or in FA for bargain prices. Spending the 14th pick in the draft on a Guard would be insane, especially with how poor our defense is.
  19. reddyuta

    reddyuta Well-Known Member

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    I cant argue with anything here at all.
  20. 28 Joker

    28 Joker 28 Joker

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    DeCastro is worth the 14th pick, but he isn't the only guard in this class worth that pick, either.

    Cordy Glenn is the best OG prospect to come out of the SEC since Shawn Andrews and Ben Grubbs. The Eagles jumped Dallas for Shawn Andrews, and Andrews became an All-Pro guard. The Ravens took Ben Grubbs in round number 1, and they are considered one of the best teams in the NFL. Grubbs is a Pro Bowl caliber guard.

    Just getting Kelechi Osemele to pick 45 could be pretty tricky if Glenn goes off the board in the top 20. I've seen Glenn given to San Diego, Tennessee, and Pittsburgh (in round 1). The Chargers and Titans pick in the top 20, and the Steelers pick at 23. Bunting gives Glenn a first round grade.

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