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Draft Needs as of 53-Man roster being set

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by Chris in Arizona, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. Chris in Arizona

    Chris in Arizona I am Death

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    Quarterbacks – Unless some player our scouts love falls to them, there really isn’t a reason to draft a QB. Whether you’re a Stephen McGee fan or not, he’ll be the “developmental QB” for the next 3 years.

    Runningbacks – Again, only if a top talent slips to us. We could go for a Darren Sproles type return specialist though.

    Fullback – Not a key position for us, but we could spend a low round pick on a pure blocker to come in and challenge Deon Anderson.

    Wide Receivers – This is a debate among Cowboy fans. 50% say this is a key need and 50% say we are fine. Young guys like Miles Austin, Sam Hurd, and Kevin Ogletree will get a chance to prove themselves this season but both Hurd and Austin are Unrestricted Free Agents. Roy Williams and Patrick Crayton are solid but don’t really give Defensive Coordinators nightmares. If a playmaker like Dez Bryant is there, you have to at least consider him. Punt return specialist would be a nice pickup.

    Tight Ends – We shouldn’t need to draft one but we do almost every year.

    Offensive Line – Major need here. Flozell is very close to calling it a career and the O Line depth is already a concern. 4 of the 5 reserves will need new contracts before next season. Drafting 3 Offensive Linemen would not be a surprise.

    Defensive Line – Of the 6 current D Linemen, 4 are in the last year of their deals. This could also be a major need. Dallas would be wise to try to lock up some of these guys before they hit free agency.

    Linebackers – We drafted 4 last year and 2 are on IR so they will basically be rookies next year. The team seems incredibly high on Curtis Johnson as well. If a Brandon Spikes type impact player was available the team might want to consider bringing in someone to challenge Keith Brooking.

    Secondary – The CB depth isn’t what we thought it was. The NFL is a pass-happy league so we can always use talented CB’s. As far as safeties go, we still need a cover safety with ball hawk skills. Our current safeties, the Hamlin brothers, Gerald Sensabaugh, Pat Watkins, and Marvin White are more suited to play Strong Safety IMO. Sensabaugh and Watkins are Unrestricted Free Agents.
  2. SLATEmosphere

    SLATEmosphere Benched

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    OMG..Brandon Spikes/Dez Bryant...

    :pray:

    Please Jerry. Please.
  3. SLATEmosphere

    SLATEmosphere Benched

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    Do we honestly have a legit shot at Dez Bryant though? I want some voice of reason...
  4. Biggems

    Biggems White and Nerdy

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    I wish we had two 1st round picks......so we could keep one and trade the other for a 2nd and a 3rd. Then we would have 5 picks in the first 3 rounds. We would be able to go OT, S, WR, DT, LB....and then use the rest of the draft to grab an interior OL and CB....then use the other picks to accumulate 2011 draft picks.

    But, that isn't the case....so I say trade our 1st for a 2nd and 3rd. That would give us 4 picks in the top 100.

    2 - OT Anthony Davis - Rutgers
    2 - WR Jordan Shipley - Texas
    3 - FS Myron Lewis - Vanderbilt
    3 - DT Boo Robinson - Wake Forest
    4 - SS Myron Rolle - FSU
    5/6 - OG Mike Iupati - Idaho
    7 - OLB Larry Hart - Central Arkansas

    One WR to keep an eye on, and if he comes out, I would love to draft him....Terrance Toliver of LSU. He is built similar to Randy Moss, and is quite fluid. If LSU ran a gimmick offense the way Marshall did, and the way a lot of schools today run, TT would have beastly receiving numbers. As it is, he has very good numbers for a SEC WR.
  5. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    Man you guys are locked in to 2010 already. :p
  6. UnoDallas

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    We got a shot at him accoreding to the experts - we will finish 9-7

    but I rather have a good left gaurd

    it really depends on how the season goes at WR
  7. SLATEmosphere

    SLATEmosphere Benched

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    Looking at Anthony Davis it looks like he would be a probowl beast at OG rather than LT.
  8. Chris in Arizona

    Chris in Arizona I am Death

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    I still think the kid can play tackle. He reminds me of Shawn Andrews.
  9. SLATEmosphere

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    Isn't he a probowl OG now?
  10. MarionBarberThe4th

    MarionBarberThe4th Well-Known Member

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    He started out at G and was great. I think he projects to tackle just fine though. Unlike Free, when he engages his man, thats it.
  11. Chris in Arizona

    Chris in Arizona I am Death

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    He was. He is now a starting Tackle for some horrible team with wings on their helmets. The Pigeons or something?
  12. SLATEmosphere

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    Oh my mistake. I thought he was playing OG still.

    I'd start Davis at LT . If not, he'll be guarenteed probowl caliber OG for the next 10-12 years. Somewhat like BIGG.

    We desperatly need to revamp our O-line this year. As much as I want the sexy pick in Dez Bryant we need to go LT,C/OG with 2 of the first 3 picks.
  13. MarionBarberThe4th

    MarionBarberThe4th Well-Known Member

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    We could swing for the fences w/ Davis, and sign a dependable vet C/G. A guy you know is at least above average

    Then get younger and faster at WR, and FS w/ the next picks.

    Then NT
  14. UnoDallas

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    I like at LT another guy said he thought he came out of his stance to slow - but I think that is teachable

    heres Rutger tv Shecdule

    http://www.scarletknights.com/football/schedule/schedule.asp

    the way I see it we see him 5 to 7 more times

    also can't wait to watch Charles Brown, USC this Sat nite
  15. MarionBarberThe4th

    MarionBarberThe4th Well-Known Member

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    They could be taken off ESPN if they suck, but this freshman QB looks really good so maybe only one or two games get switched.

    Ill be watching either way though
  16. Monster Heel

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    Top 3 need areas I think

    OL - The Cowboys are continuing to play with fire here. I feel like Flozell Adams is liable to turn into a turnstile any moment now. The Cowboys aren't just on borrowed time, they're flat out dodging broken knee caps from the loan shark when it comes to him. Even worse I still don't believe in Free. I think he moves well and everything, but doesn't seem to hold his position well enough to be the kind of LT you want starting for you. The other starters they can probably coast with for the time being, but they're no spring chickens and the Cowboys really need to start getting replacements in short order. I worry that the Cowboys will continue to try to get by here with developmental type guys and patches in free agent because they clearly don't value blue chip type offensive linemen in the draft.

    DL - I don't know how much I like the DL aside from Igor/Ratliff and they're already locked up. Even with Ratliff, I still can't help, but think the Cowboys need a solid or better space eating NT to at least spell him. MAYBE (doubt it) that's Siavii, but he's not young. Spears is just a guy at this point, maybe that changes with his money on the line, but even then the Cowboys would be wise to be wary of a contract year performer. Behind the starters, Bowen and Hatcher really do seem like quality depth. Don't know if they are starters though and the Cowboys pursuing Igor in FA could've indicated that they didn't feel either was quite ready.

    Secondary help - Be it a blue chip corner or cover safety, the Cowboys would do well to select someone to play in the back half early in the draft.

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