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Is an O-lineman out of the question?

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by juck, Apr 17, 2006.

  1. juck

    juck Well-Known Member

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    in the first.what do u guys think?I do not feel we would do that,but i am curious on ur opinions.Like if Winston Justice is there that would be hard to pass on him.
  2. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    only if there is value -- and I don't see anyone worth #18 aside from D'Brick and Justice. So really we are just talking about Justice -- if he is there we either take him or trade the pick (unless some other surprise player drops). Justice is a top 10 pick in a draft that is pretty flat between 11-25. He'd be too much of a value to not take.
  3. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    I doubt anything is completely out of the question. I do think the focus is elsewhere though. If someone they deem is great drops, they'll either trade out or take him. Just like when Stephen Jackson was there.
  4. Natedawg44

    Natedawg44 Active Member

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    I agree totally with aber Justice or a trade down if thats what they truly want. The value for Oline is going to be in the second and third with alot of very good prospects. If its not Justice or DBrick there is no one worth the 18th pick.
  5. junk

    junk I've got moxie

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    I think Justice might be the only one worth 18. Could see OL in a trade down.

    The draft is deep in OL this year. You can get some quality players even on Day 2.
  6. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    I would be surprised if we took an O-lineman on round 1.
  7. REDVOLUTION

    REDVOLUTION Return to Dominance

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    If it is not out of the question... can he start playing right away... doubtful right?
  8. DragonCowboy

    DragonCowboy Well-Known Member

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    OL isn't totally out of the question, but think of this...

    OG - There is no 1st round guard value, but there are alot of 2nd rounders..

    OC - I cannot see Parcells taking a center in the first round, too many other worries...

    OT - If Justice falls, maybe. However, if the Cowboys are in fact "putting all their marbles in the circle", they wouldn't draft a person to be a backup.

    See, my opinion on this is, if Burnett (hopefully) can prove to become our OLB of the future, we won't have to worry about a draft pick until in the later rounds. There is alot of FS value in the later rounds, and you can pretty much go anywhere...

    Needs:

    OG - again, value is in the second
    OT - maybe take one in the first
    FS - value is in later rounds
    OC - not this draft, folks
    OLB - I would want an OLB in the first, but who knows how Justice pans out
    WR - We need a young one, hopefully we can pick up an extra 3rd and get him...
  9. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    I agree with some of the posters above in that depending on how the team feels about Peterman, Kosier, and Rivera we could definitely take a guard in round 2 such as Jean-Gilles or Latui.

    Latui looked great, IMO, in the clips posted in the other thread.
  10. CrazyCowboy

    CrazyCowboy Well-Known Member

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    I want a LB or CB
  11. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    How about a CB/FS type that would more likely play FS?
  12. brewers47

    brewers47 Member

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    I am not sure about the exact number but i believe it is over 300 games in a row in which the Cowboys starting ofensive line did not contain one First Round Draft Pick
  13. dbair1967

    dbair1967 Arch Defender

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    if Justice is there I'd take him in a heartbeat...major upgrade for our OL and after a yr at RT, probably moves to LT

    I'd take Eric Winston in round 1 as well, but only if we can move down 8-10-12 spots and still get him

    David
  14. dbair1967

    dbair1967 Arch Defender

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    you realize both of those guys basically move like slugs right?

    one of the reasons they cut Larry Allen was because they wanted a more movement/athletic type at the guar positions...niether one of the guys you mention fit that description and both are a threat to eat themselves out of the league at any time

    David
  15. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    They're both solid guards. THE ONLY REASON we cut Larry Allen was his paycheck.
  16. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    I agree with Dbair, I think the current Cowboys' staff favors more athetic, mobile guards over the maulers.
  17. DLCassidy

    DLCassidy Active Member

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    I think that's why we've shown interest in Joseph and Spencer.
  18. dbair1967

    dbair1967 Arch Defender

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    not according to Jerry it wasnt

    David
  19. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    If I recall correctly, according to Jerry it was a tough decision, but his paycheck was too steep for his talent.
  20. dbair1967

    dbair1967 Arch Defender

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    go back and read the articles on his release...Jones goes into pretty good detail about why Allen was cut and the contract wasnt reworked, and he said it was because of the style of offense they want to play and what they want the OL's to be able to do, he specifically mentioned mobility and playing in space

    David

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