FWST: Cowboy blog: Mel Kiper sez

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  1. Cbz40

    Cbz40 The Grand Poobah

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    Mel Kiper sez

    ESPN draft czar Mel Kiper has the perfect choice for the Cowboys with their first-round pick -- Florida safety Reggie Nelson.

    The Cowboys draft No. 22 and Nelson could be in their sights as a possible fix-it guy for their coverage issues. Maybe Cowboys fans should hope Nelson has only mediocre workouts because he could climb out of their reach if he impresses at the combine.

    ``He can be an ideal fit for the Dallas Cowboys,’’ Kiper said on a national conference call Wednesday. ``Nelson is such a great cover guy, so instinctive. He would be a great fit for Dallas to be next to Roy Williams, who’s in the box and a tough, hard-nosed safety.’’

    Nelson, a junior, is 5-foot-11 and 198 pounds with hard-hitting ability elite coverage skills. (It’s possible to do both?)

    If the Cowboys pick Nelson, it could be a sign they have pretty much given up on Patrick Watkins (fifth-round pick last year) being the starter after one year.

    Kiper also said Oklahoma’s Adrian Peterson could drop some jaws during his workouts. Kiper also noted that Texas cornerback Aaron Ross will be the highest Longhorn drafted.

    -- Rick Herrin
  2. Frozen700

    Frozen700 Well-Known Member

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    na...i perfer watkins....like parcells said....watkins has the potential to be 1 of the best...he plays lights out in practice..and despite a few shaky games against the Eagles n Giants...he was pretty good the whole season especially the second half.....

    i like the titans game tho..i think the 3rd game for us...were watkins had like 3 pass deflections, 2 in a row, and 2 were supposed to be ints...and that fumble recovery...with his Hieght, Range, speed, and being so athletic...he could grow n flourish into 1 of the best
  3. Biggems

    Biggems White and Nerdy

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    and with the 22nd pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys select.........

  4. smarta5150

    smarta5150 Mr. Wright

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    They should turn Kiper off and put him back in the closet.

    Another guy who thinks EVERY player in the secondary needs to be some lockdown, play making coverage guy.
  5. Biggems

    Biggems White and Nerdy

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    are u gonna still be a branch fan when he goes to the Skins?
  6. smarta5150

    smarta5150 Mr. Wright

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    Low blow... dont remind me.
  7. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    Up until about a week or so before the draft Kiper has a drafting a FS in the 1st round last year. He's just not very good at projecting team needs.
  8. Thick 'N Hearty

    Thick 'N Hearty Active Member

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    I thought Watkins was a great selection and played decently for a rook. Fault Parcells for other things, but don't fault him as a judge of talent. P-Wat is going to improve a great deal this season.
  9. Rack Bauer

    Rack Bauer Federal Agent

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    I'd rather take Zbikowski in the second. For some reason he isn't rated that high this year but he's one of the top 2-3 safeties in this draft IMO.

    Plus he can return punts.
  10. Apollo Creed

    Apollo Creed Stackin and Processin, Well

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    Landry, Nelson, Rice, Ginn, Jarrett, Ross. I'd love to hear any of those names at the 22nd pick.
  11. The Realist

    The Realist Well-Known Member

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    May have something to do with him not being in the draft.
  12. bbgun

    bbgun Benched

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    Between now and April, Kiper will project 10 different players to the Cowboys. He plays this game every year.
  13. Biggems

    Biggems White and Nerdy

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    im kipers defense we all do....cause we have to wait on what happens with FA....
  14. dillinger319

    dillinger319 Striped Leopard

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    I'm a UT fan and I would be TICKED if we drafted him, hes very overrated. Yes he was good at times but he gave up some big plays and thats not what our secondary needs.........
  15. ThreeSportStar80

    ThreeSportStar80 Benched

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    When did Parcells say Watkins has the potential to be one of the best?
  16. Big Dakota

    Big Dakota New Member

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    I'll take him in a 3rd round TKO.
  17. Biggems

    Biggems White and Nerdy

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    yes he gave up big plays...all CBs do....

    here is the skinny on Ross....when he plays tight on the WR, he is lockdown. However, when he plays off the WR, he gives up catches and big plays.

    So just play him on the WR at the snap and he will be good to go. Also, he is great at creating turnovers. He forces fumbles, recovers them, and gets INTs....he also tackles very well. On top of all of this, he is a very nice punt returner.
  18. smarta5150

    smarta5150 Mr. Wright

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    And safeties... its ony natural, they are the last line of defense.

    Make this clear for al the RW haters and those who wanna draft a new FS.
  19. Cochese

    Cochese Benched

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    Or the fact that he got absolutely abused in pass coverage this year.
  20. NextGenBoys

    NextGenBoys Well-Known Member

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    yeah he is overrated. andy brodell made him look stupid with what is possibly the ugliest juke in alamo bowl history. 60 yards later in the end zone he looked even more stupid.

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