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Do we sign a tackle or draft one?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by dantheman41, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Granted in a lot of situations you will find two guys with the same grade, both being available at the time you're picking.

    I think as you get past the second round you see more and more of that sort of thing and you're ability to merge "BPA" with team needs and cover both criteria.

    But in rounds 1 and 2, I think you're much more likely to have a situation where player "A" is the BPA.
  2. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    There is a large pool of Free Agent OTs this year:

    2012 Starters (when healthy):
    Ryan Clady DEN
    Branden Albert KC
    Jake Long MIA
    Phil Loadholt MIN
    Sam Baker ATL
    Jermon Bushrod NO
    Will Beatty NYG
    Andre Smith CIN
    Sebastian Vollmer NE
    Bryant McKinnie BAL
    Gosder Cherilus DET
    Max Starks PIT
    Barry Richardson STL
    Tyler Polumbus WAS
    Winston Justice IND
    King Dunlap PHI
    D’Anthony Batiste ARI
    Sean Locklear NYG
    Khalif Barnes OAK

    Considered top backups in 2012:
    Will Svitek ATL
    Ryan Harris HOU

    Players with Starting Experience (games started / games played):
    Jeremy Trueblood TB 84 / 101
    Jeremy Bridges CAR 55 / 112
    Jordan Black WAS 40 / 94
    Jonathan Scott CHI 35 / 70
    Frank Omiyale SEA 33 / 75
    Dennis Roland CIN 30 / 66
    Eben Britton JAC 30 / 37
    Jason Smith NYJ 26 / 45
    Geoff Schwartz MIN 19 / 45
    Pat McQuistan ARI 11 / 72
    Corey Hilliard DET 5 / 37
    Rashad Butler HOU 4 / 42

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  3. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    In the draft there are some OTs that could end up in the 4th round that could probably start as rookies depending on their injury status:
    Brennan Williams
    Chris Faulk

    There are some later rounds OTs with high upside:
    Terron Armstead
    Manase Foketi
  4. CowboysYanksLakers

    CowboysYanksLakers Well-Known Member

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    Sign a mid-level tackle to compete with Parnell...
  5. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    unfortunately any quality tackle will be expensive. Proven starters never come cheap.
  6. unionjack8

    unionjack8 Well-Known Member

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    i think Will Svitek would be perfect. If he beats out Parnell then so be it. He started and played well in 10 games this pas year. Can be a good gameday swing guy as well. Wont be expensive, has starting experience but also doesnt have the wear and tear that many vets have.
  7. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    He would be at the top of my list of Free Agent OTs. He can play LT or RT.

    How much would he be worth if you thought that Parnell was going to win the job?

    Will Svitek signed a 2-year, 3M contract in 2011. That would be cheap insurance if the Cowboys could sign him to a similar contract.

    The only negative would be Svitek taking up a roster spot that could be occupied by a Rookie with more upside. Too bad Free Agency starts before the draft.
  8. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    Loadholt has the bare minimum speed/quickness required RT. He gets by with Size/Strength and a good bit of holding.

    IMO, he is a biscuit or a birthday away from being too slow.
  9. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    I remember when we passed oven him in the draft. The comments make on "the ticket" at the time didn't sound like the Cowboys were very impressed at all.
  10. Verdict

    Verdict Well-Known Member

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    Isn't Brandon Albert a guy who can play guard or tackle? Plus he comes from a team that sucks. Maybe that drives down his value a little?
  11. unionjack8

    unionjack8 Well-Known Member

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    i agree the downside is that maybe a Lane Johnson could be snared at 18 but if we sign a vet first he would be passed over. Decisions, decisions, i guess it depends just how high they are on parnell.
  12. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    I think we draft one late.

    I fear that this team is going all in with Parnell.
  13. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    He'll fit right in

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