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Just for the record: My Cowboys mock draft...

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by 5mics, Mar 9, 2007.

  1. 5mics

    5mics Next Year's Champions

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    With "Bigg" Davis on board and Colombo most likely coming back (not getting any big-time offers), I guess I'll have to come to grips that Justin Blalock won't be our 1st rounder. :( We'll probably go for O-line depth later in the draft and hope Proctor & McQ will be ready this season. Also, no activity so far in FA to shore up our secondary so that position will be addressed w/ our early picks. This mock will definitely change since the FA period is not over yet and JJ could still pick-up more players, but for the moment, here's my 1st mock:

    1. Reggie Nelson, FS, Florida (6-1 200)
    2. Tim Crowder, OLB, Texas (6-4 270)
    3. Steve Smith, WR, USC (6-1 200)
    4. Paul Soliai, NT, Utah (6-4 330)
    5. Anthony Arline, CB, Baylor (6-2 200)
    6a. Kasey Studdard, OC, Texas (6-3 305)
    6b. C.J. Wilson, CB, Baylor (6-1 195)
    6c. Justin Medlock, PK, UCLA (6-0 200)
    7a. Matt Gutierrez, QB, Idaho St. (6-4 230)
    7b. Tala Esera, OG, Hawaii (6-3 315)
    7c. Ramonce Taylor, RB/WR, Texas (5-11 200)

    Various sites are available to look-up players, here's one that I like:
    http://www.nflfans.com

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  2. dannyboy

    dannyboy Member Zone Supporter

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    very nice
  3. Biggems

    Biggems White and Nerdy

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    trade down in the first.....add 3rd, 6th

    1 - CB Aaron Ross Texas
    2 - OLB Brian Robison Texas
    3 - RB Lorenzo Booker FSU
    3 - ILB Zak DeOssie Brown
    4 - DT Paul Soliai Utah
    5 - CB Travarous Bain Hampton
    6 - WR/KR Yamon Figurs Kansas St
    6 - QB Rascati James Madison
    6 - OG Jermon Bushrod Towson St
    7 - C Lyle Sendlein Texas
    7 - OL Ed McCarthy Yale
    7 - TE Zac Herold Nebraska-Omaha
  4. ThreeSportStar80

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    Biggems I like the idea of taking Aaron Ross or Chris Houston, both are good cover corners. Also like getting Booker in the 3rd round, he's amazing in the open field.
  5. Biggems

    Biggems White and Nerdy

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    i honestly knew nothing about booker till the combine....they talked about his speed, shiftiness, his ability to be a change of pace back who is a solid receiver out of the backfield. So he is basically a faster version of Barber....and that I can live with....

    RB Chris Henry is someone I am keeping an eye on.
    RB Ramonce Taylor intrigues me as a 2nd day prospect....I wonder if he has matured at all.
  6. 5mics

    5mics Next Year's Champions

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    Booker was "All Everything" coming out of HS in California, I believe. He was supposed to be the next coming of Warrick Dunn at FSU, but I'm not sure what happened to him. Probably got lost in the shuffle. Anyway, I wouldn't mind picking him-up in the middle-rounds, but not the 3rd. Ramonce Taylor is indeed someone we should keep an eye on in the 7th or as a priority FA after the draft. Hope he didn't lose his speed & quickness, only his stupidity, during his lay-off.....
  7. ThreeSportStar80

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    Taylor had too many troubles, I think Booker is a much safer pick.
  8. 5mics

    5mics Next Year's Champions

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    Mock updated due to FA signings:
    1. Leonard Davis - OL
    2. Ken Hamlin - FS
    3. Brad Johnson - QB
    4. Andre Gurode - OC (RESIGNED)
    5. Marc Colombo - OT (RESIGNED)

    As it stands, this is my new mock w/ a trade w/ New Orleans. We trade #22 overall to N.O. for their #27 overall and get two 4ths (#122 & #123). Although I hope we don't trade down, I think w/ the strong FA class JJ brought in, he'll want to trade down, get a couple more picks, and further fortify our roster:

    1. (27th) Anthony Spencer, DE/OLB, Purdue (6-3, 265) - just makes our front seven more dangerous, Carp moves to ILB, James & Ayodele battle to start
    2. (53rd) Eric Wright, CB, UNLV (5-11, 190) - to me, the BEST cover corner out there
    3. (88th) Paul Soliai, NT/DT, Utah (6-4, 335) - back-up NT is a priority, he's a beast waiting to be unleashed
    4. (119th) Kevin Kolb, QB, Houston (6-3, 220) - excellent potential as developmental QB, hope we never need him and can trade off like Schaub later on
    4. (122nd) Mike Walker, WR, Central Florida (6-2, 210) - 1-2 year project but has the abilities to be a starter
    4. (123rd) Ryan Harris, OT, Notre Dame (6-5, 305) - could be our future LT, excellent value here
    5. (150th) Anthony Arline, CB, Baylor (6-1, 200) - bye-bye N. Jones & J. Reeves, need to upgrade our CBs
    6. (186th) Tala Esera, OG, Hawaii (6-3, 315) - should battle Berger for a spot
    7. (194th) Lyle Sendlein, OC, Texas (6-5, 305) - found our back-up center
    7. (216th) Jackie Battle, RB/FB, Houston (6-2, 240) - can play TB, FB, and H-Back (good pass receiver)
    7. (219th) Justin Medlock, PK, UCLA (6-0, 200) - let him compete w/ Gramatica

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  9. silverbear

    silverbear Semi-Official Loose Cannon

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    I like Spencer, but think the Boys could do well for themselves if they looked to another position here, then target a Dan Bazuin or Brian Robison in the 2nd or 3rd round range...

    I'd go with a Justin Blalock here (after you've traded down, he'd be a good value), or one of the WRs-- Meachem or Bowe, whichever is still around... I could even live with Ginn...

    I'm not as sold on him as you are, if only because I'm leery of a guy who apparently had 136 hits of Ecstasy in his apartment, and has been accused of rape... but this would be around the range in which he'll likely be drafted... as I said, I might look to get my pass rusher here, or since DB is a bit of a need, perhaps hope that Aaron Ross falls this far... or if the Boys did go for Spencer in the first, then they might want to look at the OL here-- Manny Ramirez, Samson Satele, Arron Sears, Tony Ugoh, Doug Free, all of them would be good value at this point...

    No arguments at all here... he'd be a terrific choice, fits a team need, and the way his stock is rising, this is probably right around where he'll be drafted...

    Good thinking, but from what I've read Kolb has probably raised his draft stock to that of a first day prospect... you might find a nice safety like John Wendling or Sabby Piscitelli looking for work at this point, though... or if your heart's set on a QB at this point, Jordan Palmer or John Beck would be fair value...

    I'm not too worked up about either of these guys...

    In the 4th round, the Boys could go in a number of directions... there's RB Lorenzo Booker, a Warrick Dunn-type... if WRs Johnnie Lee Higgins or Chansi Stuckey fall this far, they'd be terrific values... there are a slew of OLBs who ought to be on the board here-- Quincy Black and Antwan Barnes are quite fast, Stewart Bradley (who might slip this far down) and Tim Shaw would look good too... at ILB, I really like Steve DeOssie's son Zak... finally, I'd look at S Josh Gattis...

    In this scenario you've offered, with multiple 4th round picks, I'd be tickled to come away with S John Wendling, OLB Quincy Black and ILB Zak DeOssie... that's a lot of defensive picks in this round, but the Boys could compensate by leaning more toward offensive picks the rest of the way...

    If the Boys went cornerback early, drafting another here would be overkill... I'm leery of Arline anyway, apparently he needs a LOT of work on his technique...

    Instead, I'd suggest QB John Beck here, or WR David Clowney (who the Boys have apparently shown some interest in),... there are a number of nice offensive linemen who should be available, you've got OG Kasey Studdard, OG Uche Nwaneri (another player the Boys are reportedly bringing in for a private workout before the draft), or C/OG Dustin Fry...

    That wouldn't be a bad pick at this point... other possibilities would include CB Courtney Brown, S Kevin Payne (who's like the defensive equivalent of Patrick Crayton coming out of college, he's played RB and KR and even punted for his team), or S Daren Stone... the Boys also have some interest in OT Herbert Taylor, this would be the range that I expect to hear his name called by somebody...

    But I have a REAL sleeper that I'd look at here, kid by the name of Chad Nkang, from tiny Elon College... he's listed as a linebacker, but he weighs just 216 pounds... at the same time, he runs his 40s in just barely over 4.4 seconds (4.41 and 4.42 at his Pro Day workout)... these numbers are quite similar to that of a linebacker the Boys drafted some years back, and converted to safety, you might have heard of him-- Darren Woodson...

    I reluctantly had to remove Sendlein from my master list after the Texas Pro Day workouts... he tipped the scales at 284 pounds that day... that ain't near big enough to play center in the NFL, IMO...

    I really like Battle and Medlock in the 7th, though... I'd suggest that DE/OLB Jacob Ford would be worth a look in this range too, and perhaps RB Germane Race...

    And at some point late in the draft, I'd want the Boys to spend a pick on a pure blocking FB... you've got Le'Ron McClain, Cory Anderson and Jason Snelling who should still be on the boards at that point of the draft...
  10. 5mics

    5mics Next Year's Champions

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    Valid points. I actually have been working to revamp my 2nd mock because I didn't feel comfortable w/ it after I posted. Did Nkang & Ford attend the combine? Also, Studdard played OC in college, I'm thinking he could switch back to it in the pros. He's just to small to play OG.......
  11. silverbear

    silverbear Semi-Official Loose Cannon

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    Nkang did, as a DB... Ford worked out with the DEs...

    Don't know where you got the notion he'd played center for the Horns, but it doesn't show up in his bio on their website...

    http://www.mackbrown-texasfootball....nnel_id=&url_article_id=2807&change_well_id=2
  12. 5mics

    5mics Next Year's Champions

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    Damn! I am having a freakin' hard time zeroing in on my mock! Guess that's what happens when the FA acquisitions have filled most of our needs... :)
    Mock updated due to FA signings:
    1. Leonard Davis - OL
    2. Ken Hamlin - FS
    3. Brad Johnson - QB
    4. Andre Gurode - OC (RESIGNED)
    5. Marc Colombo - OT (RESIGNED)

    I still don't think we should go WR w/ our 1st rounder BUT the more I look at it, it's getting harder to pass-up one of the WR prospects who are so highly rated. We can still get a very good WR in the 2nd BUT I'll try this mock w/ a 1st round WR (no trades involved, just our picks).....

    1 (22) Dwayne Jarrett, WR, Southern Cal (6-5 215) - How do you argue w/ his production? I think he'll run in the 4.5s during his workouts, cementing his 1st round status
    2 (53) Brandon Meriweather, FS/CB, Miami, FL (5-11 195) - YES, I'm projecting him as a FS/CB; better prospect coming out of college than Anthony Henry who also played FS/CB at South Florida
    3 (87) Paul Soliai, NT, Utah (6-4 335) - Monster NT to develop behind Fergie
    4 (122) Brian Robison, DE/OLB, Texas (6-3 260) - Will fit a 3-4 much better than a 4-3 and will excel accordingly
    5 (159) Enoka Lucas, OC/OG, Oregon (6-4 300) - Found our back-up OC; can also play some OG
    6 (195) Jeff Rowe, QB, Nevada (6-5 225) - Has all the tools to develop w/ proper coaching
    6 (200) Allen Barbre, OT, Missouri Southern (6-4 305) - RAW skills, will need time to develop, McQ is NOT a given
    7 (212) Anthony Arline, CB, Baylor (6-1 200) - Need to upgrade at CB; should replace Jones or Reeves
    7 (234) Justin Medlock, PK, UCLA (6-0 200) - Strong leg; accurate? Let's find out
    7 (237) Jacob Ford, DE/OLB, Central Arkansas (6-4 250) - "Silverbear Special", should be ST standout while adapting to the pro-game
  13. 5mics

    5mics Next Year's Champions

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  14. Scotman

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    I know Taylor personally and there's a lot more wrong than maturity. I really hope we have nothing to do with him.
  15. YoungBuck

    YoungBuck New Member

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    I agree. I'm a huge longhorn homer, but when you pair his immaturity/stupidity, with the fact that by the season starts, it will have been 1.5 years since he played football. He was a 4.3 (maybe even 4.2) guy in college and was widely described as the fastest player in the Big 12. His 4.5 at the combine shows he's out of shape, and not ready to play in the NFL. He's nowhere near the player he was at Texas.

    PASS!
  16. 5mics

    5mics Next Year's Champions

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    The Cowboys make a trade w/ Atlanta. Dallas trades their 1st (22nd) to Atlanta for their two 2nd rounders (39th & 44th). It's a steep price BUT Atlanta is willing to move up to the 22nd so they can take their pick of the best WR or DE (both major needs) that will still be available. Because of their FA pick-ups, the Cowboys can afford to go w/ the BPA and decide to trade out of the 1st since there are no immediate needs.

    2 (39) Dwayne Jarrett, WR, Southern Cal (6-5 215) - How do you argue w/ his production? Drops to the 2nd because of "speed" issues; a STEAL at this point
    2 (44) Arron Sears, OL, Tennessee (6-4 325) - LG of the future? value pick
    2 (53) Brian Robison, OLB, Texas (6-3 256) - Will fit a 3-4 much better than a 4-3 and will excel accordingly
    3 (87) Paul Soliai, NT, Utah (6-4 335) - Monster NT to develop behind Fergie
    4 (122) Fred Bennett, CB, South Carolina (6-1 200) - Need to upgrade at CB; should replace Jones or Reeves
    5 (159) Dustin Fry, OC, Clemson (6-2 325) - Found our back-up OC; can also play some OG
    6 (195) Anthony Arline, CB, Baylor (6-1 200) - Need to upgrade at CB; should replace Jones or Reeves
    6 (200) Jeff Rowe, QB, Nevada (6-5 220) - Has all the tools to develop w/ proper coaching
    7 (212) Justin Medlock, PK, UCLA (6-0 200) - Strong leg; accurate? Let's find out
    7 (234) Dane Uperesa, OT, Hawaii (6-4 310) - RAW skills, will need time to develop, McQ is NOT a given
    7 (237) Le'Ron McClain, FB, Alabama (6-1 255) - good blocker, excellent receiver
  17. L-O-Jete

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    Way to steep, but we can do this...

    At 22 I don't see the cowboys getting a diffrence maker and the guys mentioned as possibilities can be clustered with many others so...
    We give the 22-53-87 picks to the falcons for 39-44-75-109-121. Whom to get with those picks I'll leave to Ireland.
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  18. 5mics

    5mics Next Year's Champions

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    The "numbers" definitely add up BUT my entire scenario for the trade was because of Atlanta's desire to take one of the top WRs that would still be available w/ the 22nd pick. I figure they'd want a WR for Vick and would be willing to pay the price. One of the 2nd rounders they have is from their trade w/ the Texans and I consider that "found money" for them. I think they would be willing to throw that in to secure the rights to draft either Meachem, Bowe, Jarrett, or Ginn, Jr. I wouldn't do the trade you proposed if I were the Cowboys because I'd only trade down for a good offer. I'd rather stay pat and pick my BPA on my board if that was Atlanta's counter-offer. Thanks for the input though; I'll factor it in for my final mock.....
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    5mics Next Year's Champions

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    The Cowboys make a trade w/ Atlanta. Dallas trades their 1st (22nd) & 4th (122nd) to Atlanta for their two 2nd rounders (39th & 44th). It's a steep price BUT Atlanta is willing to move up to the 22nd so they can take their pick of the best WR or DE (both major needs) that will still be available. Because of their FA pick-ups, the Cowboys can afford to go w/ the BPA and decide to trade out of the 1st since there are no immediate needs.

    2 (39) Brandon Meriweather - FS/CB, Miami, FL (5-11 195)
    2 (44) Anthony Gonzalez - WR, Ohio St. (6-0 200)
    2 (53) Brian Robison - OLB/DE, Texas (6-3 255)
    3 (87) A.J. Davis - CB, NC St. (5-10 195)
    5 (159) Kelly Talavou - NT, Utah (6-2 320)
    6 (195) Dustin Fry - OC/OG, Clemson (6-2 320)
    6 (200) Anthony Arline - CB, Baylor (6-1 200)
    7 (212) Jeff Rowe - QB, Nevada (6-5 220)
    7 (234) Dane Uperesa - OT, Hawaii (6-4 310)
    7 (237) Le'Ron McClain - FB, Alabama (6-0 255)
  20. 5mics

    5mics Next Year's Champions

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    *No big changes this time, just some tweaking for now. Had to go back and get a NT higher in the draft. Moved some up my board, some down. AND, I'm taking a shot at Tarell Brown w/ my last pick. He's too talented NOT to get picked-up late in the draft, imo. I think I'm zoning in on a final mock.

    The Cowboys make a trade w/ Atlanta. Dallas trades their 1st (22nd) & 4th (122nd) to Atlanta for their two 2nd rounders (39th & 44th). It's a steep price BUT Atlanta is willing to move up to the 22nd so they can take their pick of the best WR or DE (both major needs) that will still be available. Because of their FA pick-ups, the Cowboys can afford to go w/ the BPA and decide to trade out of the 1st since there are no immediate needs.

    2 (39) Brandon Meriweather - FS/CB, Miami, FL (5-11 195)
    2 (44) Anthony Gonzalez - WR, Ohio St. (6-0 195)
    2 (53) Brian Robison - OLB/DE, Texas (6-3 255)
    3 (87) Paul Soliai - NT, Utah (6-4 340)
    5 (159) Anthony Arline - CB, Baylor (6-1 200)
    6 (195) Dustin Fry - OC/OG, Clemson (6-2 320)
    6 (200) Jeff Rowe - QB, Nevada (6-5 220)
    7 (212) Le'Ron McClain - FB, Alabama (6-0 255)
    7 (234) Dane Uperesa - OT, Hawaii (6-4 310)
    7 (237) Tarell Brown - CB, Texas (5-11 200)

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