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News: For Cowboys, no more small-school DBs

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

  1. Next Years Champ

    Next Years Champ Active Member

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    I thought hIs name was Wittmark?

    And tell them the Duke sent you..

    ..pass the word..pass the word
     
  2. CooterBrown

    CooterBrown Well-Known Member

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    Good one! Ouachita Baptist gave us one of the best ever!

    I think the whole, "no more small school guys" is silly. The draft, as we all know, is a crap-shoot-educated-guess kind of thing. Scouts and fans alike tend to measure potential draftees against the quality of the opponent, but without having any idea how they would fare against better "big school" opponents, it would be foolish to just rule out any player because of where he went to school. The only way the relationship between school size and NFL ability is that the big schools get the best high school talent, but because people that age mature and grow at different rates, "big school/small school" should not be used as an absolute cut-off line for the draft. I think Larry Allen went to that big school powerhouse, "Sonoma State."
     
  3. CooterBrown

    CooterBrown Well-Known Member

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    No, it was Widmark. Alan Ladd told me so.
     
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  4. RubyRidge

    RubyRidge Member

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    Didn't the we draft a small school DB who we cut who now starts for Carolina and is playing well?
     
  5. Toruk_Makto

    Toruk_Makto Well-Known Member

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    Let the scouts do their work and go from there. 5 may seem like a lot but it's an incredibly small sample size especially with guys who aren't supposed to be blue chippers.
     
  6. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    i say we take a straw poll of everyone in the room once the draft pick rolls around and if we are tied, jerry can break the tie based on lack of actual football knowledge

    how's that for the draft selection process?
     
  7. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    Not under this regime. Back in the old days, we were better at scouting. Better at projecting players to new positions, better at identifying athletes.

    We have not taken a "project" in the draft and had them pan out. It is not for a lack of trying.

    Overall, we need to avoid drafting small school players to begin with. Being a Cowboy is a high pressure position and if you were a big fish in a small pond, it just has not worked out the majority of the time. We end up wilting in high pressure games too much. Give me a player who has played on winning teams, in front of a national audience. We just cannot afford any more projects who need time to "develop". Not with the way we evaluate the roster.
     
  8. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    "Yes, teams should avoid small school players like Jahri Evans, London Fletcher, Jared Allen, Joe Flacco, Robert Mathis, and Tony Romo." --Jerry Rice & Walter Payton
     
  9. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    For the record, if we have a shot at Khalil Mack, from small school Buffalo, do it.
     
  10. DOUBLE WING

    DOUBLE WING Well-Known Member

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    Agree with this 100%.

    I'm skeptical of this Will McClay guy, but if he can end our run of drafting DB's from Devry and ITT Tech, he'll score a lot of points in my book.
     
  11. DOUBLE WING

    DOUBLE WING Well-Known Member

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    The fact that keep drafting "projects" is as big a problem as the fact that they're from a small school though.

    This organization has some sort of strange fascination with DB's who are converted wideouts or linebackers and have only been playing the position for like half a season.

    It's hard enough to adjust to the NFL as a small school guy, it's got to be even harder when you're still learning your position while doing that.
     
  12. JoeyBoy718

    JoeyBoy718 Well-Known Member

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    I agree. What this team needs is more Claibornes.
     
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  13. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Sounds eerily familiar
     
  14. GimmeTheBall!

    GimmeTheBall! Junior College Transfer

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  15. guag

    guag Tea, Earl Grey, hot Zone Supporter

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    Dexter Coakley :)
     
  16. GimmeTheBall!

    GimmeTheBall! Junior College Transfer

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    OK, to you it is just a game. Now i half to change my password. The new one is John Payne. If that one is stolen then the line from "Ted": Chris Brown can do no wrong!"

    OK, let's be serious and dont mess with the passwords.
     
  17. bsheeern

    bsheeern Well-Known Member

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    So was Boise State a small school when we drafted Scandrick?
     
  18. bsheeern

    bsheeern Well-Known Member

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    I guess this guy wouldn't have drafted Darrell green?
     
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  19. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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    Yet another trash article from ESPN that ignores that football is a team sport.
     
  20. Clove

    Clove Shrinkage Zone Supporter

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    I'm a big believer in big school drafting. Not only the competition they play against, but the spot light, big TV games, lots of pressure. Being great has as much to do with talent, as it does intelligence and guts. But again, you can find talent anywhere, just make sure you have the best scouting team in the NFL.
     

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