mock draft

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  1. jterrell

    jterrell Penguinite

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    Trade r1 pick 16 to CLE (who takes a QB) for pick 26 and 35.

    round 1
    26- CJ Mosley. MLB ---Sean Lee moves to WLB and our LB unit flourishes.
    round 2
    35- Dee Ford WDE ---Selvie back up to start season. long-term WDE starter.
    47- Derek Carr ---wasn't aiming QB this early but Carr fell to me and was BPA.
    round 3
    78- Kelcy Quarles DT ---Can play a little of both DT positions depending upon pass/run.
    round 4
    112-Jared Abbrederis WR ---Cowboys style outside WR. High IQ guy with bigger body and natural hands. Pat Crayton 2.0.
    round 5
    158-Antone Exum CB ---Bigger CB who can step in for Carr should we need to release him next off-season.
    round 7
    r7p14-Chris Burnette OG ---Developmental big body guy. Can win one on ones.
    r7-p16-Aaron Colvin CB ---IR guy year 1 with big upside potential.
    r7-p23-Austin Wentworth OT ---Developmental guy who is cheap if he hits.
    r7p34-DeAnthony Thomas RB ---3rd down speed back. Cheap and with explosion galore.
    r7p36-Corey Nelson OLB ---Another OU injury special this time out of the Dallas area. He and Colvin could rehab together and grow for the future.
    r7p37-Stephen Clark P ---If he wins job we get cheaper at the position. If not it was 6th of our 7th rounders....

    VERY happy with my first 4 picks. A fair amount of boom or bust picks after that which I think you need to do with 12 in total and so many late.
    I would prefer to wait and take a QB later but Carr is too good a value at that point IMHO.
    Not happy that OL were picked over. Seem overdrafted on most of these mocks. Not sure if that is due to lack of OL depth this class or not.
    Obviously punting basically with Colvin and Nelson picks in r7. A couple guys with 2nd day potential that just had nasty injuries. Probably both IR guys which helps keep rights to them and allows them to develop. Norman being 4 hours away is a plus for the support system while they rehab.
  2. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member

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    First-pick is off-the-charts comical. The trades are so outlandish and the drafting so just so unrealistic.
    But even then, it's addicting. lol

    I like your draft though.
  3. packpitts

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    Round 1 Pick 30 (S.F.): Timmy Jernigan, DT, Florida State (A-)
    Round 2 Pick 15: Scott Crichton, DE, Oregon State (A)
    Round 2 Pick 26 (N.O.): Terrence Brooks, FS, Florida State (A-)
    Round 3 Pick 14: Telvin Smith, OLB, Florida State (A-)
    Round 3 Pick 18 (CHI): Jarvis Landry, WR, LSU (A)
    Round 4 Pick 9 (BUF): Christian Jones, ILB, Florida State (B)
    Round 4 Pick 31 (DEN): Aaron Murray, QB, Georgia (B)
    Round 5 Pick 9 (BUF): Jerick McKinnon, RB, Georgia Southern (B+)
    Round 5 Pick 18: Charles Leno, OT, Boise State (B+)
    Round 7 Pick 14: Chad Abram, FB, Florida State (C)
    Round 7 Pick 16: Gabe Ikard, C, Oklahoma (C)
    Round 7 Pick 23: Ryan Groy, OG, Wisconsin (C)
    Round 7 Pick 33 (COMP): De'Anthony Thomas, RB, Oregon (B+)
    Round 7 Pick 36 (COMP): Andrew Norwell, OG, Ohio State (C+)
    Round 7 Pick 39 (COMP): Richie Leone, P, Houston (B-)
  4. rkell87

    rkell87 Well-Known Member

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    soooo..... the florida state cowboys?
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  5. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    That seems reasonable.

    I would throw in a late round DE and DT.

    What's the scouting report on Nelson?
  6. packpitts

    packpitts Active Member

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    That was a surprise
  7. jterrell

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    yup. only took the one trade and made sure it was one that made sense and seemed fair.
    no idea what board they use for player ratings.
    my selection options didn't seem too crazy.
  8. jterrell

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    Nelson is small at 6'1" and 226.
    He runs a 4.6 40 so good but not elite speed.
    Great instincts and solid overall tackler.
    Big-time leader and play maker though. Returned a pick for a TD against Notre Dame.
    OU had a top 10 defense before he was injured.
    Actually reminds me a lot of RW31.

    He needs to gain 10-15 pounds so the redshirt year makes a lot of sense.

    Dallas has been really good at identifying late round DL so they probably do grab one of those as well.
    With so many late picks I'd like to have a plan for most of them because it's been a mixed bag on if we can actually get them to the practice squad or not.

    Had I not had Carr available I probably go OL in r2 which could change the complexion of the haul a lot. A lot of the OGs I really like went between 30-60 in this mock draft.
  9. jterrell

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    problem with 15 draft picks is you will end up cutting almost half of them.
    With two RBs you are keeping at most 1 of them.
    With 4 OL you are keeping at most 2 of them.
    Probably smarter to not drop as far in round 1 tho I'd love Jernigan there the Cowboys have been clear they do not want their first pick to a 1T.
  10. rkell87

    rkell87 Well-Known Member

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    d thomas most likely replaces dunbar and pretty much any RB we grab before mid round 5 would most likely be better than randel and tanner. I agree with the oline if all the picks are late, if we grab a guard by round 3, tackle by 4, and ikard or another late round center I could see keeping 3, we aren't exactly loaded with talent at guard.
  11. packpitts

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    DeAnthony Thomas, RB, Oregon
    All purpose back and special teams or the often hurt Lance Dunbar.

    Jerick McKinnon, RB, Georgia Southern
    Starter when Murry goes down but new back up before that happens. Joseph Randle would be tested

    Charles Leno, OT, Boise State
    Gabe Ikard, C, Oklahoma
    Ryan Groy, OG, Wisconsin
    Andrew Norwell, OG, Ohio State

    Yep somebodys getting cut ( more then 1 for sure maybe all )

    Everyone else would have a good shot of making the team.
  12. xwalker

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    The one thing that kind of sucks about the six 7th round picks is that teams are more likely (IMO) to grab your draft pick if cut than they would with a UDFA even if the UDFA had a better training camp. In other words it seems much easier to slide UDFAs to the practice squad than draft picks.

    I do hate it when a later round pick does ok in camp but they just don't have room for that player. They drafted a CB in the 5th a few years ago (Josh Thomas) that probably never had a chance to make the team from day 1 because they had too many veterans in place.
  13. Fredd

    Fredd Well-Known Member

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    I like this with the exception of Carr...I like Carr a lot, but there have been rumors of him going in the first round; plus, I am not sold on taking a QB unless Tony comes out sand says that his back isn't progressing (he is saying that the rehab is going ahead of schedule)...I would look at OL with that pick like Yankey or Su'a-Filo is they ever fell that far, or possibly a Morgan Moses type...but, I would be happy with this draft
  14. DTown214

    DTown214 Well-Known Member

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    I think I just did the perfect ideal draft for the Cowboys on Donald was still on the board at 16, so I traded back to the 17th pick and picked up another 2nd rounder, and still got Donald lol I know that wouldn't really happen but imagine if it did...

    Your score is: 4483 (Drafting Ability: B, Player Quality A, Future Draft Picks: N/A)

    Your Picks:
    Round 1 Pick 17 (BALT): Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh (A)
    Round 2 Pick 15: Dee Ford, DE, Auburn (A)
    Round 2 Pick 16 (BALT): Scott Crichton, DE, Oregon State (B+)
    Round 3 Pick 14: Ed Reynolds, FS, Stanford (A-)
    Round 4 Pick 19: Lache Seastrunk, RB, Baylor (A)
    Round 5 Pick 18: Michael Schofield, OT, Michigan (B+)
    Round 7 Pick 14: Andre Hal, CB, Vanderbilt (B+)
    Round 7 Pick 16: Kevin Norwood, WR, Alabama (A)
    Round 7 Pick 23: Spencer Long, OG, Nebraska (B+)
    Round 7 Pick 33 (COMP): Derrell Johnson, OLB, East Carolina (B-)
    Round 7 Pick 36 (COMP): Alden Darby, SS, Arizona State (A-)
    Round 7 Pick 39 (COMP): Chad Abram, FB, Florida State (B+)

    Your Future Picks:
    2015 Round 1 Pick
    2016 Round 1 Pick

    Those first 5 picks are golden
  15. jterrell

    jterrell Penguinite

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    There is a spot there for 1 rookie RB, but we didn't even play Felix much as a rookie picked in the 20s.
    Redball doesn't trust rookies with blocking for the QB.
    2 rookie RBs is a pretty big leap.
    The Cowboys like Dunbar's talent. Murray has been a plus starter when in games and Randle is a 2nd year 5th rounder.
    1 RB drafted makes sense, more than that is picking for another team.
    I think it is easier to make this team as a true fullback than an RB.

    OL: we are shallow inside but see above. Do you really wanna have solely rookie depth at the 3 inside positions?
    I fully expect we add a vet there. --possibly even Waters back come week 2.
    Outside at OT we have two depth OTs we really like and have spent a couple years developing.
    I'd rather add a stud OG who can push for a starting job day 1 and bolster that overall group.

    You have to be careful about trading down to just collect names.
    And with first-pick you have to only accept reasonable trades... for instance moving down 1 spot in r1 for a 2nd round pick is not gonna happen.
    Only a QB starved team would make that move and they could get any of the picks up to 7 slots in front of you for that 2nd rounder.

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