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News: For Cowboys, no more small-school DBs

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Mr Cowboy, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. Mr Cowboy

    Mr Cowboy Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    IRVING, Texas -- The NFL draft is not until May 8-10 and we will spend plenty of time dissecting players from here, there and everywhere in relation to the Dallas Cowboys.

    While you should never speak in absolutes when it comes to the draft, here is one: The Cowboys do not need to draft a defensive back from a small school.

    Since 2010, the Cowboys have drafted five defensive backs from small schools and have not seen one pan out yet.

  2. GimmeTheBall!

    GimmeTheBall! Junior College Transfer

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    Makes sense to me. The big-school DBs play against the big-school and highly touted QBs.

    Also, no more little school QBs . . . .

    I will be in my bunker if anybody needs me. the password is Richard Widmark.
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  3. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    There is one I'd take for sure in the 6th or 7th if he is there. I have no issue with rolling the dice late.
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  4. Carharris2

    Carharris2 Well-Known Member

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    I guess Jerry's strategy of outsmarting the rest of the nfl drafters is not appreciated.
    One day one of these picks might pan out. Then he will be a genius! !;)
  5. KDM256

    KDM256 Active Member

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    If I was GM of a team, I would feel the same way about most players drafted.

    Big time players usually end up at big time programs for the most part. Of course you have your diamond inthe rough guys at small schools, but if drafting the small school guys, you better put up impressive, outstanding numbers giving me the belief that you could have played at any program at the college level.
  6. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    The most disturbing part of the article.
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  7. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    You take the best player...period.
    There is a very long list of Pro Bowl and even HOF players that went to so-called "small schools".

    I bet Kansas City was glad they didn't follow Archer's advice when they drafted Brandon Carr.

    Just off the top of my head, some old and new.....Larry Allen, Walter Peyton, Jerry Rice, Darrell Green, Howie Long, Terrell Owens, Vincett jackson, Cortland Finnegan, Jhari Evans, ...

    If it's in the later rounds, I don't see the issue...unless of course, you don't trust your scouts.
  8. Muhast

    Muhast Newo

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    Who is that?
  9. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Dallas drafted a DB from a big school(LSU) a couple of years ago. Not only a big school, but what is supposedly a powerhouse that produces yearly NFL talent. Aren't there almost a dozen LSU DBs in the league right now?
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  10. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Finnegan? Other than that it is a nice list.
  11. arglebargle

    arglebargle Well-Known Member

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    Your odds of getting a steady starter out of the later rounds are so low that it's always a crapshoot. As I understand it, the Cowboys draft philosophy for later rounds is to pick players who do at least one thing very, very well. When you're looking at something like 10% chances, you are going to fail most of the time anyway.
  12. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I was just tossing out names off the top of my head of players that had good careers. Ddin't mean to say he belonged with those guys overall....but now that you mention it, it does look funny.
    I bet anyone who could draft a player like Finnegan in the late rounds would be happy though.
    I think there's even a small school defensive back in the Pro Bowl this year again (Brent Grimes?)
  13. reddyuta

    reddyuta Well-Known Member

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    i hope we avoid small school players completely this year,we cant afford for them to basically be redshirted for the first year.
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  14. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    It seems that the Cowboys have had problems picking DBs. I don't think it's correlated to what college they attended.
  15. Mr Cowboy

    Mr Cowboy Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    that is true, it just happens that they are from small schools.
  16. bear34

    bear34 Member

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    1st and 2nd round pick for a big school DB who is a JAG at best. I guess no more big school DBs either
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  17. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    Marcus Williams, North Dakota State.
  18. Picksix

    Picksix A Work in Progress

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    Caught their bowl game. Good team for a small school like that. Followed them a little this year just because I have a former student who's in the Athletic Training program there. I'm no scout, but Willimas looked good from what I saw.
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  19. dogberry

    dogberry Well-Known Member

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    No more players from Ouachita Baptist.
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  20. DandyDon1722

    DandyDon1722 It's been a good 'un, ain't it?

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    Ya know I was thinking about this - you mean to tell me of all the starting DB's at Alabama, Florida, Georgia, USC, Ohio St, Oklahoma, etc who played week in and week out against big time competition - none of those guys was a better prospect both physically, instinctually and football wise than Jeff Heath?

    It's hard to believe.

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