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Goose - "I'd be surprised if the Cowboys DON'T go DL"

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by marchetta, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. marchetta

    marchetta Well-Known Member

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    Goose believes we'll take a very hard look at taking Poe with our 1st pick. He said, this morning on The Ticket, that Poe will go between #8 - #18. He said Poe is a FREAK of an athlete, and is the best DL in the draft, and would be surprised if Dallas doesn't go DL at #14. Says, DeCastro is the safest pick in the draft, and will be a Pro-Bowler by his 2nd season. Says it would be a reach to draft a guard at #14 even if he's an elite guard. Says DL will go fast in draft, and we can get an OL in the 3rd or 4th rds. Says DL is a premium position and won't be around after the 1st rd. Dallas needs secondary help, but they can find guys at OL and DB later in the draft. If they want/need a DL man, they have to get them early in the draft. And, Poe should be there for them.
  2. JackWagon

    JackWagon Well-Known Member

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    Ingram or poe ...

    definately should pick defensive front 7 at #14 ... but im just a fan ... *shrug*
  3. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    There is some real talent this year on the D-Line, so I understand what he's saying.

    No reaching though...please.
  4. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    I think the three guys they are looking at around where they pick are Ingram, Perry and DeCastro. I think Ingram will be gone. I dont think they take Poe at 14. So the question is do you take Perry over DeCastro?
  5. DBOY3141

    DBOY3141 Well-Known Member

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    I agree. Our defense is bad...very bad. If we could add Carr in FA, then get a dominant DL or LB in the draft we would be on the way.

    We can go guard in the 2nd with Zietler (sp) or the kid from Iowa State.

    I still believe they have faith in Nagy and Arkin to man one guard spot.
  6. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Some of this may be settled before the draft with FA pickups.
    Hopefully
  7. Dough Boy

    Dough Boy Seldom Seen

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    Poe is certainly growing on me; no pun intended. He's size/speed ratio reminds me of Halgati Nata from B'More. I think George Young's quote of the 'Planet Theory' is correct, "Only so many men on planet Earth are given immense size and elite athleticism, and when one comes along you must take one." Clearly he influenced Parcells draft philosophy.

    Poe is a prime example; 346lb and runs a sub 5.0 forty and benched 225lb 44 times. I've been a DeCastro homer; but I would pass on DeCastro and draft Poe. Guys this big and fast don't come alone every year. Think how valuable Nata is to B'More and Wilfork is to the Pats. I'd take him at 14 and not look back.
  8. marchetta

    marchetta Well-Known Member

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    I agree with everything you said. BTW, Goose also mentioned that some team(s) had Poe running 4.7 40. Now, that's unreal!
  9. Teague31

    Teague31 Defender of the Star

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    No thanks. Poe is haynesworth part 2. Lazy on the field.
  10. ringmaster

    ringmaster Well-Known Member

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    Gooselin is a double standard idiot how on one he could say that DeCastro will be a elite guard but if Dallas selects him at 14 then he would be a reach because of his manlove for Poe, and he had a fantastic combine for a DT if they select either guy I wouldn't have any problem.
  11. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    Well Goose is also on record saying he doesn't think a guard is worth the pick, so this has far more to do with his dislike for guard than anything else.
  12. reddyuta

    reddyuta Well-Known Member

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    No use taking Poe if we refuse to move Rat.
  13. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    OTOH he said he is the surest thing in the draft and a pro bowler in 2 years.
  14. Gaede

    Gaede Well-Known Member

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    That's what I'd like to see us do as well.

    Big drop in talent from the top DL/LB to the second rounders

    Not so much from DeCastro to the other guards.
  15. Dough Boy

    Dough Boy Seldom Seen

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    Given his size, that is sick. If you want to improve the pass rush up the middle; this guy will push the pocket and not allow QB to step up in the pocket. Now Ware and Spencer will be able to turn the corner and the QB will be a sitting duck. You line him up next to Ratliff and opposite Ware. Who do you double? He will also help the DB's. To me, the Def Front is one player away and I like this guys skill set. I'm saying all this and I'm a Ingram fan, but this guy can change your defense overnight. He could play NT or DE in the 3-4 given his skill set.

    What is not to like?
  16. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    That is what scares me about him.

    As one guy said...sure big guys will take plays off, but he took more than normal.
  17. Dough Boy

    Dough Boy Seldom Seen

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    That's a big jump. I would not compare anyone to Haynesworth.
  18. Dough Boy

    Dough Boy Seldom Seen

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    Who do you like?
  19. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    I like Decastro as our pick.

    Defensively I like Kuechly (sp?) but I have feeling that Hightower is the guy the cowboys will take if they go defensive with the first pick.

    I think they like his leadership skills. I think they like the idea that he has football smarts and some called him the coach on the field for the d side of the ball and I think they like him because they can see him being a thumper LB but also possibly a 3-4 OLB which gives them versatility in Ryan's defense.

    I have no insider info on this, it is all a gut feeling but I think that is who they like if they go defense.
  20. johnnyd

    johnnyd Active Member

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    i know . give me a probowler in round 1 i dont care where he is drafted 1-32.

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