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Is Robert Brewster a Key to the Cowboys Draft?

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by cowboyjoe, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    Is Robert Brewster a Key to the Cowboys Draft?
    by Jonathan Bales Written on March 15, 2010
    NFL Photos/Getty Images Robert Brewster, the Cowboys’ 2009 third-round draft pick out of Ball State, was drafted as an offensive tackle. After tearing his pectoral muscle last offseason, however, Brewster never got playing time or practice reps at tackle.

    The team stated a few weeks ago that it would try Brewster out at guard, but there are now rumors that he will actually remain at tackle.

    The future position of this second-year player is important, because it could determine which path Dallas takes in the upcoming draft. If they view him as the eventual successor to Kyle Kosier or Leonard Davis inside, then perhaps they will look to draft an offensive tackle in round one. Doing so might require that the Cowboys move up to the early 20’s.

    On the other hand, if Brewster is seen as best-suited to play outside, then Idaho’s Mike Iupati or Florida’s Maurkice Pouncey may be on the Cowboys’ radar as versatile interior linemen.

    Brewster’s position also has ramifications for current Cowboys such as Pat McQuistan, Montrae Holland, and Cory Procter. If Brewster does indeed remain at tackle, for example, there is little chance that McQuistan remains in Dallas in 2010, regardless of the team’s draft plans.

    Perhaps, though, our thinking is backwards. It is very possible that, instead of Brewster determining which way the Cowboys go in the draft, the draft will determine which position Brewster plays. This is a more likely scenario in our opinion, as it makes little sense to let a second-year third-rounder with zero playing time affect draft plans.

    Instead, if the Cowboys are able to land a player such as Oklahoma OT Trent Williams, expect Brewster to move to guard. This would be bad news for both Procter and Holland, who are in a bit of a catch 22 situation: If the Cowboys draft a guard early then they are obviously in trouble, but if Dallas drafts a tackle early, Brewster may transition to guard and take one of their roster spots anyway.

    For more Cowboys draft information, visit DallasCowboysTimes.com
  2. punit328

    punit328 Active Member

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    anything to get Proctor out of here
  3. Manwiththeplan

    Manwiththeplan Well-Known Member

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    Honestly, I think the coaching staff will draft the BPA on the o-line, and move Brewster accordingly. If Iupati is there, Brewster will be a tackle. If they take a tackle, Brewster will play guard.
  4. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Everyone is making a major assumption that Brewster can play any position, period. I hope he pans out but look at Free. After three years we think Free can play, but we arent totally sure yet.
  5. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    Free can play RT for sure, we saw that after he played 7 games for columbo.

    Also, remember in the vikings game, Free had to substitute for Flozell later in the game, Jared Allen never touched Romo going against Free, sure Jared Allen made a big play against Witten, but not Free.
  6. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    I know it's funny to hate Cory Proctor, but it's also a good example of how silly our fans are. There's a reason he's a backup, but as a backup, he's a valuable player for us. We've recently had much bigger roster problems on our roster than the likes of Cory Proctor, and there are several positions of more importance with less depth on this team even now.
  7. Gaede

    Gaede Well-Known Member

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    I don't think Brewster would affect our draft plans, just as Jason Williams wouldn't. If a top OT, OG or ILB were available in the first round, the scouts and coaches wouldn't let a third rounder who showed very little affect their decision. I think they would take the opportunity to build depth and promote competition at a position that is aging rapidly.
  8. Manwiththeplan

    Manwiththeplan Well-Known Member

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    Brewster may never be a starter, but I don't think it's a major assumption that he can provide quality depth at RT or guard.
  9. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Why? People made the same assumptions about Martens, McQuuisten, Rodgers, and Peterman.
  10. baj1dallas

    baj1dallas New Member

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    I agree. Brewster affects nothing. You draft the BPA as long as it's not a position of strength. Hopefully Brewster can turn out to be a player but at this point you don't count on him.
  11. Manwiththeplan

    Manwiththeplan Well-Known Member

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    What about Flozell Adems Andre Gurode and Doug Free. A good percentage of the cowboys' fan base assumed they couldn't play at one point and were wrong. I assume he can atleast provide depth because the coaching staff likes him. And when you inevitable claim you know more than guys who have done nothing but be around proffessional football 24/7, remember Jim Mora's words

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHipzGL4dwM&feature=related
  12. burmafrd

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    Considering how bad the Boys have been at developing O linemen over the last 10 years, I think skepticism about someone who has never even practiced for us is warranted.
  13. Manwiththeplan

    Manwiththeplan Well-Known Member

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    Skepticsm is one thing, but taking the stance that a guy can't play when you haven't seen him is ignorant.

    Also FWIW, here are the OL drafted by round the last 10 years

    1rst- None
    2nd- Andre Gurode, Al Johnson, Jacob Rogers
    3rd- Stephen Peterman, James Martn, Robert Brewster
    4th- Doug Free
    5th- none
    6th- Tyson Walter, Rob Petitti
    7th- Pat McQuistan, EJ Whitley

    About half of these guys had zero expectations so it makes little sense when people keep saying we struggled to develop o-linemen. The truth is we're not drafting enough and most of the time, to late.
  14. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    Al Johnson, Jacob Rogers
    Stephen Peterman, James Marten

    They were all drafted to start. None stuck beyond Johnson for a couple of years. Gurode took 4 years to finally get it.

    So for 5 drafted expecting to start we got 1 still on the team starting.

    That is pretty poor any way you look at it. Currently only 2 of the starters on the O line are home grown. That is not so good either.

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