Interesting starting D-Tackles

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  1. RealCowboyfan

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    Gabe Watson


    Height:: 6-4
    Weight:: 336
    40 Yard Dash:: 4.9


    Has a massive body, the prototype of a nose tackle in the two-gap scheme. Plays with outstanding leverage and discipline at the point of attack. Often occupies two blockers and shuts down inside running plays, forcing the ball carrier to go wide. Has good quickness for his size. Will overpower offensive linemen and get penetration. Can collapse the pocket with bull rush.
    Does not have great athleticism or speed. Must improve conditioning and stamina while keeping weight under control.
    Has excellent size...Solid athlete with good quickness for a man of his dimensions...Moves well and has a burst...An immovable force who can control the line and is a premier run stuffer...Tough to block one-on-one and requires double teams, which he has shown the ability to beat...Very strong and a great bull rusher who will collapse the pocket...Can get some penetration as a pass rusher.
    Projection:: 15th pick to 2nd Round

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  2. RealCowboyfan

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    Haloti Ngata

    Height:: 6-5
    Weight:: 380<Updated
    40 Yard Dash:: 4.85

    Etuini Haloti Moala Ngata is a massive young man with a rare combination of power and agility. Opponents are satisfied if they can stop the defensive tackle’s forward surge; pushing him backwards is out of the question. Ngata also has the athletic ability to chase down quarterbacks and make plays behind the line of scrimmage. His ability to collapse the pocket and swallow blockers makes him the prototype lineman for a 3-4 defense.

    Projection:: Top 20 Pick

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  3. KD

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    I love Haloti Ngata but doubt he will fall to #18. Watson looked to be sliding until recently. Senior Bowl looks to have assured him of a spot in the 1st round.
  4. Chuck 54

    Chuck 54 Well-Known Member

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    Forget more DL anywhere in the draft, imo...certainly not on day 1. I'd rather have the OG from USC.
  5. rathalarge

    rathalarge Active Member

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    I'm with you Wayne_Motley
  6. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    BENCHED early last season for lack of production and taking too many plays off. Motivated now by the big paycheck coming- BUT what happens when he gets it? BIG QUESTION.
  7. CrazyCowboy

    CrazyCowboy Well-Known Member

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    I seen this guy play live in high school and it was a big man vs little boys.....he dominated......and I would love to have him on the Cowboys....injuries concern me a little.
  8. justbob

    justbob Just taking it easy Zone Supporter

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    Offense--offense ---offense----
  9. trueblue1687

    trueblue1687 Well-Known Member

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    Ngata may be looked at hard by us. I think Watson already has by some reports. Don't be to shocked if we get O-line through FA and draft more Defensive line and maybe a safety (although LB is more likely). I've heard (STRICTLY RUMOR) from an ex-Cowboy that Ngata is one of a few names that have been DEEPLY looked into (character, injury history, etc.) Will he be there at 18? My guess is probably not, but he doesn't have a marquee name just yet so you never know.
  10. StoneyBurk

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    Teams don't draft guards in round one very often.
  11. Nors

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    Glover has $7M cap hit at what 33/34?

    Game is won in trenches. Ngata/Watson are major value add thoughts for our 3-4 base. Thats a huge upgrade and rotation up front.

    Makes Spears and Canty that much tougher and makes us dominant up front for a decade.

    Yes, we talked to Watson at Senior Bowl by all accounts. Good drafdtr read - thanks for the posts.

    Go to draft board more - there is an Anti Gabe clan that claim to be Michigan fans. I went to the Michigan boards and found out all the Watson "hating" was mostly off base.

    Also - Inside word is Watson is doing 32 reps at 275 and is looking to shatter 225 bench record at combine. He has shown up in as good a shape as anyone by most accounts.

    I'll take Watson or Ngata.
  12. Ashwynn

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    wow, I finally agree'd with Nors on something. I am all for drafting heavy offense, early and often too. But if you can get someone to replace Glover you should do it. Man, either one of these guys will make us really tough.

    We have other rounds to pick Olinemen and FAy. We can get a stud sparkplug for the defense for 10 years and shore up the line through other avenues, unless both are gone by the time we pick, then take the best Olineman if hes not a reach at 18 or the BPA at 18. or trade down?

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