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Grade The Cowboys Draft

Discussion in 'Draft Day Zone' started by Hostile, May 1, 2011.

  1. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    What letter grade would you give the Cowboys Draft?
  2. SaltwaterServr

    SaltwaterServr Blank Paper Offends Me

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    Solid meat and potatoes. B+. Landing Peterson would have kicked it to an A, or a somewhat lopsided trade in our favor.
  3. ologan

    ologan Well-Known Member

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    Solid B! I think I'm about the only one who likes the Chapas kid!
  4. Wimbo

    Wimbo Active Member

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    I'll vote in about 3-4 years on how good the draft was. I was happy with the first 2 picks. And the Arkin pick. But, who knows how any of these guys will turn out. I really, really hope that when free agency starts up we are able to do something about the Safeties.

    I am also concerned that our Defense was 2nd to last in points allowed & 23rd in yardage allowed last year, yet we only drafted 2 defensive players.
  5. CowboyDan

    CowboyDan Anger is a Gift

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    B from me. I'm really excited about Smith, Carter and Harris. I'm still scratching my head about Murray.....not because of his talent, but because I was hoping for a defensive pick. I thought they got good value at every pick. I was sad to see Casey Matthews end up with the Eagles...I was really hoping we would snag him....love that kid's lineage.
  6. diehard2294

    diehard2294 America's Team

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    I give it a B based on the potential some of the picks have

    I could see 4 starters coming out of this group
  7. beevomav

    beevomav Active Member

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    Smith = Columbo gone
    Carter = Brookings gone or role reduced
    Murry = Barber gone and Choice's 3rd down play gone
    Arkin = depth in Oline..more toys for Hudson
    Thomas = one of the DB spares may be gone
    Harris = Kevin Martin clone according to Goose Gosselin
    Chapas = best blocking FB in college..
    Nagy = could be our starting center in two years..

    This from Goose Gosselin:

    The Cowboys had a superb third day of this draft. Harris is a Kelvin Martin clone and the arrival of Arkin and Nagy will help Smith make the offensive line deeper and more competitive. Murray can solve a running back riddle.
  8. iceberg

    iceberg detoxed Zone Supporter

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    solid but not sexy. many "fans" didn't get a recogized name late in the draft so the blow off our later pics. i think RB *will be* a position of need so we filled it. we also concentrated on the OL and that's a wonderful thing.

    B+
  9. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    Same grade.

    Yes, if last year was a "special teams" draft, this was the "meat and potatoes" draft.
  10. baj1dallas

    baj1dallas New Member

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    I dunno, I don't see Carter or Murray as starters, more like specialty guys for most of their careers.

    I give it a B- but if Arkin starts within a couple of years it would be a B+ or even A depending on Tyron.
  11. ThreeSportStar80

    ThreeSportStar80 Benched

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    I believe they hit with the 1st, 2nd , 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th round picks.
  12. kiheikiwi

    kiheikiwi Maui No Ka Oi

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    Draft gets a C. If useing free agency completes the draft. We need safety and d-line and maybe a starting guard. Aren't we already the team with the highest payroll ? And now because free agency comes after the draft, we will get into a biddingwar for players. Average draft, that may pay dividends a few years down the road, when we needed it to pay dividends now.
  13. Corleone

    Corleone Well-Known Member

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    I agree, gotta give it a C+ only because Carter probably wont start this season, Murray wont start because it sounds like hes a specialty guy at least for this season. I dont think Harris can take over the #3 WR spot, but looks like a good slot player. Arkin, Nagy and Thomas have potential. So really we got one immediate starter on a team with more than one hole. As far as drafting on potential/value, we did very well and this draft very well could end up being an A but not right now from what I have read and heard.
  14. DallasEast

    DallasEast Cowboys 24/7/365 Zone Supporter

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    Grade: B

    Points assigned to each pick

    06.00 Tyron Smith (2, 2, 1, 1.00 pts)*
    05.00 Bruce Carter (2, 1, 1, 1.00 pts)*
    04.00 DeMarco Murray (2, 0, 1, 1.00 pts)*
    04.75 David Arkin (1, 2, 1, 0.75 pts)*
    02.75 Josh Thomas (1, 1, 0, 0.75 pts)*
    02.75 Dwayne Harris (2, 0, 0, 0.75 pts)*
    00.00 Shaun Chapas (0, 0, 0, 0.00 pts)*
    00.00 Bill Nagy (0, 0, 0, 0.00 pts)*
    25.25 Total / 8 Picks = 3.16 or B


    * Points System Legend (Need, Grade, Top 100, Mentionable pts)
    Need: Biggest Team Need (3 pts), Starter Needed (2 pts), Depth Needed (1 pt), Position Supplemented (0 pts) - based upon http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/team-needs/
    Grade: Draft grade greater than 6.0 (2 pts), 4.0-5.9 (1 pt), less than 3.9 (0 pts) - based upon NFL.com draft "expert" numbers http://www.nfl.com/draft/2011/tracker#dt-by-round-input:1/dt-tabs:dt-by-round/dt-by-grade-input:4
    Top 100: On Gosselin's annual list (1 pt), not on his list (0 pts)
    Mentionables: Draftees listed on three of the top five draft lists averaged over the past five years (1.00 pt), on 2 of 3 lists (0.75 pts), on 1 of 3 lists (0.50 pts), on 0 of 3 lists (0.00 pts) - based on TheHuddleReport.com Top 200 (subscription), DraftCountdown.com Top 254 http://www.draftcountdown.com/Rankings/TOP.php and ScoutsNotebook.com Top 100 http://scoutsnotebook.com/modules.php?name=top100_1011
    Arbitrary point system created by myself :)

    Top 100 Big Board Scores: http://www.thehuddlereport.com/Free/top100scoring.shtml
  15. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I give them a B
  16. GimmeTheBall!

    GimmeTheBall! Junior College Transfer

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    I have to say A for the first day, C for the next two days.
  17. Bigtommyb

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    B- Only because of Tyron. Carter when gets completely healthy and maybe it will be for training camp, but what iv'e seen he is good. He is a well spoken man too, appears to be a good kid. Barber and Choice need to go and if they do it's good. Let's end the three backs because the never actually made it work. Murray is good , it was not expected but he is a good 3rd down back and picks up blitz on P/P. The rest of draft was ho-hum for me. The first three are quality, and people will be surprised with Carter.
  18. JonJon

    JonJon Injured Reserve

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    I'm a day late, but my grade would have been an A.
  19. Stautner

    Stautner New Member

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    B-. I like the draft in general, and particularly that they targeted Offensive line, but i was disappointed in no significant help in the defensive backfield.
  20. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    I'd have to say C. I like that we took OLs and I think that Smith has talent but I don't like the fact that we took a lot of guys that have an injury history.

    I don't like the Murray pick. I think we could have gone else where there and gotten better value.

    All in all, this grade could improve dramatically if all the players taken have no issues with existing injuries moving forward.

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