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I'll Tell You What I love About This Draft

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by Hostile, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    No one is talking about needing weapons. Whether you want OL, DL, or DB help it is about solidifying and stabilizing, not shiny new bells and whistles in the first round.

    An indication most of us think we're on the cusp.
  2. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    I do think we have a team of great skilled players. I never thought that was our problem.
  3. Nightshade

    Nightshade Active Member

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    so close and yet...?!

    Make it work Jason!
  4. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Were not talking about it. Never know what Jerry is talking about. Dont be shocked with a skill player as early as round 2.
  5. newlander

    newlander Well-Known Member

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    I've been begging to draft for both interior lines for the last 15 years: problem is, when they do, they miss. Let's hope last year isnt a fluke and its' the start of a new and improved draft philosophy at VR
  6. The30YardSlant

    The30YardSlant Benched

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    I think the problem is that we arent just one lineman or one DB away from contending. I think we need to come away from this draft with at least one new starter on both lines and a player who, one way or another, fits into our secondary in nickel packages (preferably a starting safety).

    I'd be perfectly content with using all 8 of our current picks on linemen, linebackers and DBs. I'd like to see a pass catching TE somewhere, but that is secondary to me.
  7. johnnyd

    johnnyd Active Member

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    think alot of people disagree i dont think i seen one mock that ryan broyles wasnt in :D
  8. Zimmy Lives

    Zimmy Lives Well-Known Member

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    I think the Cowboys will address safety/CB, DE, guard/center, WR, LB, and TE at some point during the draft. Positions that might be neglected could be QB, RB and tackle.
  9. The30YardSlant

    The30YardSlant Benched

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    I am 100% against using any of our picks on QBs or tackles. We have two good to great takles plus Parnell who is a solid backup swing tackle, and of course our two deep at QB is fine for the next 3-4 years.

    I wouldn't mind a back like James or Gray to bring along for when we inevitably rid ourselves of Felix next year.
  10. Zimmy Lives

    Zimmy Lives Well-Known Member

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    This is true. Maybe the 3rd round?
  11. The30YardSlant

    The30YardSlant Benched

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    I think we can wait until round four, unless we really want a guy like Martin who will be gone in the early second.
  12. Zimmy Lives

    Zimmy Lives Well-Known Member

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    Agreed. I'd rather they go CB in the 3rd and target WR and/or RB in the 4th.
  13. junk

    junk I've got moxie

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    I think they need another WR.

    I suspect the team thinks they need another TE and maybe a RB.
  14. CaptainAmerica

    CaptainAmerica Active Member

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    TE is skill position in today's NFL. New England's offense is going to have a big influence on the development of offense in the NFL. I read an article explaining how the 2 TE offense really limits the defenses ability to dictate to the offense.

    I like the TE out of Clemson. Not sure if he can block but the guy looks like Gates at times in the passing game.
  15. Gaede

    Gaede Well-Known Member

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    Great point.

    BTW, misread the first point and originally thought it said shiny new balls. True story
  16. Ren

    Ren Well-Known Member

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    We'd be closer to winning if we had the trenches but lacked the skill position players (QB being the exception) then we are in our situation which is the opposite.

    I think the reason most people are talking about these positions now is cause we've been either neglecting them or terrible at drafting for them and we're a bad team because of it
  17. Double Trouble

    Double Trouble Well-Known Member

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    I've long believed we should be focuing on OL and the front 7, and I don't think we're on the cusp. ~shrug~ More like the Cowboys finally exhibiting the tiniest hint of common sense. No matter how the draft falls out the next few days, the Cowboys are still likely no better than the 3rd best team in the NFCE.

    Maybe its just more of a signal that Jones has a grown up in the draft room with him in Garrett, the way he did when Parcells was there.
  18. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    There is a natural balance there. We've taken Felix, Jenkins, and Dez lately. If we'd taken all interior guys instead, we'd need outside playmakers now. It's a myth that you just draft all up front and immediately win in today's NFL.
  19. Sasquatch

    Sasquatch Lost in the Woods Zone Supporter

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    My sentiments exactly.
  20. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    Is anyone but me absolutely shocked down to your shorts by these "revelations?"

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