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Dominique Easley set for visit with Cowboys

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by BrAinPaiNt, Apr 21, 2014.

  1. supercowboy8

    supercowboy8 Well-Known Member

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    No I am banking on his contract which is set in stone. He is here bad back or not for two years. Go look up the dead money if released.

    Drafting a qb in the mid rounds to sit on the bench over a player that can help day one is a mistake.

    What has Ryan Mallet done for the Patriots? He was a 3rd round pick. What has Mallet done to help the Patriots. Nothing.

    There will be qbs every year to pick no reason to draft murray and pass on players that can help now.
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  2. tm1119

    tm1119 Well-Known Member

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    1 back surgery. You can't count having a cyst removed as a back surgery. It had nothing to do with the structure of his back. Expecting him to play 2 more years after 1 herniated disk that was surgically repaired by the top back surgeon in sports is pretty reasonable....
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  3. AKATheRake

    AKATheRake Well-Known Member

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    I like Easley but he didn't play 3 technique and was better at stopping the run than sacking the QB. He did push the pocket well though.

    Donald and Clowney have proven in the past that they sack the QB and disrupt the whole pocket.

    Walter football is a mock draft site and not necessarily a credible talent evaluator.

    Easley is not the pass rusher Donald is and certainly was never regarded as a better prospect than Clowney.

    Easley does have a high motor, great character and is talented as a 1 tech DT. Has the quick twitch to play the 3 tech surely.

    He's someone I would love in the 3rd and won't have an issue taking in the 2nd especially since he's about 85 percent recovered from his injuries.

    But let's not get carried away with Walter footballs assessment that he's faster off the line of scrimmage than Clowney and disregard Donald.
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  4. TheSport78

    TheSport78 The Excellence of Execution

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    Lee right knee
    Carter one knee
    Murray none
    Peterson

    It's not the same because Carter and Lee only sustained one ACL tear in college, as opposed to Easley who had a tear in both knees. Murray and Peterson never tore knee ligaments in college (I think), so I'd consider Easley a pretty rare situation.
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  5. TheSport78

    TheSport78 The Excellence of Execution

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    So if I sprained my AC joint, my NFL career would be over?
  6. starfrombirth

    starfrombirth Well-Known Member

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    Have you gone and watched video of him? Draftbreakdown.com has cutups of some of his games... not highlights... just cutups and he has elite speed. I agree with you about the draft position but with the idea that we need to take him in the 2nd if he is there. Easly before he injured himself was rated as one of the best dlinemen in the country. Don't mistake that. And yes he was being compared to Clowney and when healthy, with all due respect, was every bit as good as Donald if not better. If he is there in the 2nd and we don't take him, I will be a little disappointed. I know it sounds like I have a man crush on him and I admit that I do a little bit.... now.... after I watched those clips. I'm a seminole fan so I never watched gator games until one of their players was mentioned in connection with us and wow! just wow...
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  7. dbonham

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    Donald in the first Easley in the second get sacks get stacks
  8. tm1119

    tm1119 Well-Known Member

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    Not sure he's faster off of the line than Clowney, but he definitely has a better burst than Donald. You're putting too much stock into the stat sheet. When on the Easley was on the field he was just as disruptive as Donald. You also have to factor in level of competition.
  9. AKATheRake

    AKATheRake Well-Known Member

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    Level of competition is def a factor but Easley was still not as disruptive as Donald and was never regarded at any point a better prospect that Clowney.

    That's all.
  10. AKATheRake

    AKATheRake Well-Known Member

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    Like I said I'd take him in the 2nd and would love him in the 3rd. He was never regarded as a better prospect than Clowney in the last 2 NCAA seasons.

    I'm not sure anyone at their respective position were.

    That's all.
  11. LatinMind

    LatinMind iPhotoshop

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    IDK are you? but any payer can end up with a injury like Bo Jackson on any given play and its over.
  12. jnday

    jnday Well-Known Member

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    This team is not going to a Super Bowl now and there is no players in this draft that can change that. It is time to get off this "win now" approach to building this team and start thinking about what is best for the future. I am not crazy about Murray, but the current way of building this team has to change.
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  13. TheSport78

    TheSport78 The Excellence of Execution

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    My point is that the past matters. So Brett Favre (in his prime) had the same probability of getting hurt that Matt Johnson does?

    You have to take the medical information provided to you, and make a sound decision. Easley already has an ACL tear in both knees. He simply cannot afford another tear.

    Someone who's never had a knee ligament tear could sustain the injury, and almost certainly make a full recovery. Easley most likely wouldn't. 2nd round pick? No chance.
  14. Risen Star

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    I think he's too talented to get out of the 2nd round. Someone's going to roll the dice on him.
  15. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    Without a doubt. Probably a team that has an extra 2nd or picks one up. I am betting NE.
  16. Zimmy Lives

    Zimmy Lives Well-Known Member

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    Yup! He would be a "value" pick in the 2nd round according to Jerry: "In my mind, we had him rated as a 1st round talent." -- Jerry Jones.
  17. xwalker

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    I agree. Either Romo is healthy and the draft pick is already near the end of his contract by the time Romo is finished OR Romo can't play. If Romo can't play they're not going to win many games and will have a top 10 draft pick. Most NFL QBs are 1st round picks and most of those are in the top 10. Guys like Brady get a lot of press for being a 6th round pick, but it's a low percentage of top NFL QBs that are not 1st round picks.
  18. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Makes sense. Would you hate it if it was the Cowboys?
  19. Nirvana

    Nirvana Well-Known Member

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    He is my number one choice for the second round.
  20. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    Not at all. Pair him with a disruptive 3-technique and you have a great interior. I get the injured player bit, but honestly, if there is talent there, no problem with the risk.

    We have blown 2nd round choices on worthless 2nd string tight ends before.

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