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Fletcher Cox

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by CATCH17, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    Just looks pretty solid in this vid


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    controlling the LOS
  2. Rogerthat12

    Rogerthat12 DWAREZ

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    I have absolutely no idea if the Cowboys select FC but I am absolutely sure that this guy is a good player!
  3. CowboyFan74

    CowboyFan74 RAWR

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  4. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    ?????
  5. CowboyFan74

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    We play a 3-4, dude would be considered a bust around here after 2 seasons with 3 sacks per year (Or less.) He's better off playing for a team that runs the 4-3...
  6. CCBoy

    CCBoy Well-Known Member

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    Sometimes, technique can be coached up. But going on that one film, Cox seemed to be generally light on engaging directly, and spent most of his effort trying to shed and slide off or around a block. Against a strong interior line of Alabama, they were able to nullify his presence, and run around him. He was part of a general effort to muddle the running lanes, but rarely isolated and on his own.

    As stated, that would be more of a Leon Lett type of 4-3 player from this group of film sets.
  7. Canadian BoyzFan

    Canadian BoyzFan Active Member

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    Cox/DeCastro....end of story.
  8. GloryDaysRBack

    GloryDaysRBack Well-Known Member

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    My gut feeling is he is our #1 target
  9. dantheman41

    dantheman41 Active Member

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    We can only hope... Otherwise Philly is taking him. That's not going to b fun going against him twice a year
  10. CowboyFan74

    CowboyFan74 RAWR

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    Yeah at the pro level he would get pushed out of the play in a 3-4...
  11. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    This guy looks to me to be that rare pass rushing 3-4 DE. I'd bet a good deal of money he averages more than 3 sacks per year in the NFL.
  12. CCBoy

    CCBoy Well-Known Member

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    At this point in discussions, it is not settled if he could in fact hold the point required to function in a 4-3...or be better skilled to shoot gaps as in a 4-3. If he doesn't stand up to the run, then he would be a package player, but coming at the top of the Cowboys' draft.
  13. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    What's obvious from that game is he was told to get up field every play. If you watch other games he didn't do that. If you're getting up field you're giving the opponent an opportunity if your teammates can't fill the gap. His teammates couldn't. When he's asked to control the line of scrimmage he does it. When he's asked to get upfield he does it. The guy basically goes wherever he wants because of his unnatural size and speed. It's hard to pass up on a 300 lb lineman who has a burst like a 260 lb 3-4 OLB.
  14. CowboyFan74

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    Maybe we could line him up as an OLB and send him after the QB on passing downs, like we did with Greg Ellis. A situational pass rusher at 14? Hmmm...

    I guess that's the price you pay for "Premium" pass rushers...
  15. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    Have you watched anything besides this game?
  16. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    Not claiming to be an expert on him, but he's my #1 hope and has been for a while. Very encouraged that we're bringing him in for a visit.
  17. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    or you could line him up at 3-4DE in rushing downs and anywhere along the front in passing schemes.
  18. CowboyFan74

    CowboyFan74 RAWR

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    Well then he will get neutralized more often then not like all the other 3-4 DE's, which are bigger and stronger than he is...

    Do we really want to spend a 14rth pick on a guy who Might get 4-6 sacks per year and probably closer to 3-4 sacks per year in a 3-4 scheme?
  19. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    In my opinion, this guy isn't "like all the other 3-4 DEs". You disagree. If you can't see it from watching him play, there's nothing I can do to convince you otherwise. Happy Friday.
  20. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    I think people vastly underestimate how many sacks come on nickel downs. On those downs where you know a pass is coming, you can throw the 34/43 stuff out the window -- you're going to put your four or five best rushers out there to rush the QB. No one is two-gapping on 3rd and 9.

    That's why 34 DEs like a Watt or Justin Smith are so valuable.

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