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Draft our next QB in '14.

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by Cowboy Brian, Oct 13, 2013.

  1. Cowboy Brian

    Cowboy Brian Romo 2 Austin Zone Supporter

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    For the past two years I've stated we should draft our successor QB in the draft, from early on in the process during 2012 I wanted Andy Dalton (in hindsight who doesn't wish Garrett got his way?) and in 2013 I was a big proponent of Tyler Bray during this time period last year (he eventually went undrafted over maturity issues, although I feel as though Andy Reid has his next franchise QB lined up. He is one of the most physically talented QBs' I've ever seen). and now as 2014 draws closer the time to line up our next franchise QB in Aaron Rodgers fashion is starting to close. Tony Romo will be 34 by the NFL Draft, the time is now.

    After a few weeks of watching film in my spare time I unveil my (awaited upon by absolutely nobody) target QB-of-the-future for the 2014 draft.

    Aaron Murray out of Georgia.

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    Aaron has a game modeled on our very own Tony Romo, being dubbed "the Tony Romo of CFB" by various media outlets he logically should be drafted by us. He is presently dubbed a late 2nd/early 3rd prospect which is projected to rise drastically before draft day (when it's all set and done likely the 4th QB off the board after Bridgewater, Manziel and Boyd)

    He's got the clean, wholesome good looks that the Dallas Cowboys have historically had in their franchise QBs' and Jerry Jones would love to plaster as the "face of the NFL" while reaping in the financial rewards that'd come with it.

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    Say hello to my hopeful next franchise QB of the Dallas Cowboys.
  2. IAmLegend

    IAmLegend Well-Known Member

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    I like Murray, he's been impressive this season, but he's also compared to Tony Romo for one major reason: He plays well in regular games, but always underperforms in the big ones. That was his MO before this season. He's silenced some of the critics with his big performance against LSU, but then he laid an egg yesterday against Mizzou with his 2 INT's, one of which essentially ended the game. I think he's a 3rd rounder at worst, 2nd at best. I think he could be a good player in the right system. I know the Cowboys had some scouts at the Georgia game yesterday, and I'm forced to believe that they were there primarily for him, so there's some interest there. I still like Derek Carr as a 3rd round prospect as well. I think he could be a steal, and he has a higher ceiling with his size and elite arm.
  3. dart

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    I don't think Carr will be around in the third
  4. Cowboy Brian

    Cowboy Brian Romo 2 Austin Zone Supporter

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    I believe we are the absolute best case scenario system wise for Murray. We have been committed to Romo since 06 and have crafted our entire offense around his skills, Murray has crafted his game around Romo. It's a match made in logic heaven. Have him sit behind Romo, learn for two seasons and then take the reigns. I'm confident that the scouts were there for Murray as I believe he's exactly what Jones and Garrett are looking for in our next QB... Jones is the king of marketing and Aaron Murray is about as good as it gets when it comes to marketability in QBs.
  5. Displaced Cowboy

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    Hate the mid round developmental QB draft pick.

    Waste of a pick. Take a guy in round 1 or don't take a guy.
  6. Cowboy Brian

    Cowboy Brian Romo 2 Austin Zone Supporter

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    Blaine Gabbert, Brandon Weedon, Christian Ponder, Mark Sanchez, Josh Freeman are all recent first round QB draft picks.

    Vince Young, Matt Leinart, Brady Quinn, Jamarcus Russell... It's not where you pick the player.
  7. tyke1doe

    tyke1doe Well-Known Member

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    Johnnie Manzel will drop to the second. I'd take him and not look back.
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  8. Cowboy Brian

    Cowboy Brian Romo 2 Austin Zone Supporter

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    Sadly enough but he's Jimmy Clausen version 2. He doesn't have what it takes to translate to the next level. Murray does. Forget the hype, Heisman and big name the guy we want is Aaron Murray.
  9. windward

    windward NFL Historian

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    I like Murray and have since his freshman year. I would not be opposed to drafting him.
  10. wsmit058

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    How is he the next Clausen? Please explain because i seriously doubt Clausen would stand any chance of being productive in the SEC.
  11. IAmLegend

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    The more I see Manziel play, the more convinced I am that he's not going to make it in the NFL, at least not as a starter. His O-Line gives him an absurd amount of time to throw the ball, and still he usually just tucks and runs it anyways. He won't get away with that in the NFL, especially at his size. He admitted in an interview during last year's Cotton Bowl that he's only 6'0 and weighs about 200 lbs, despite what he's listed as. He has the luxury of having a bail-out WR like Mike Evans where he literally just heaves it up in the air and Evans, at 6'5, goes up to catch the ball up for him. Just wait til he has NFL lineman coming after him every down and he doesn't have all day to throw, or when NFL LB's and DB's are chasing him down for minimal to no gains. Not to mention his arm strength will be very average for NFL standards. You'll see.
  12. RamziD

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    He's good at hitting receivers that are open by 15 or more yards. He is very elusive, but not sure it will translate to the NFL either.
  13. Aikbach

    Aikbach Well-Known Member

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    How about this man? 6 '3 and 230, excellent deep ball.

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  14. tm1119

    tm1119 Well-Known Member

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    Uhhh....me? You're out of your mind if you think Dalton is anywhere near Romo.

    Murray isn't the answer either. He's by no means bad, but he has nothing special about his game. I personally don't see him being anything more than just an ok NFL QB.

    I'd like to see a guy like Stephen Morris around the 4th as a developmental guy for 2 years.
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  15. Manwiththeplan

    Manwiththeplan Well-Known Member

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    I like Murray, but for me it depends on what round we have to take him in. Right now, I'm glad we didn't get Andy Dalton, because it would've meant trading down and passing on Tyron Smith to get him, or trading up and losing Bruce Carter. And since Romo is still better than Dalton, I don't wish Dalton was here as a back up.

    Right now, I just don't want to use a premium pick on a QB. If say Murray was there in round 3, I'd be estatic, but surprised.
  16. dart

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    I just worry about his height
  17. Cowboy Brian

    Cowboy Brian Romo 2 Austin Zone Supporter

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    I'd be willing to go 2nd round for a QB at this point.
  18. Manwiththeplan

    Manwiththeplan Well-Known Member

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    Despite the importance of the QB position, I'd rank that need below DE, DT, OG and TE










    just kidding about TE
  19. Displaced Cowboy

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    History would disagree with this statement.
  20. Cowboy Brian

    Cowboy Brian Romo 2 Austin Zone Supporter

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    Not really. Sure a higher percentage of QBs drafted in the first round develop into franchise guys but thats true with nearly every position as naturally the better players are drafted in the first round, outliers exist in all positions of course, yet plenty of great QBs' are not first round picks and plenty of first round picks are the furthest thing from franchise quarterbacks (JaMarcus Russell...).

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