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Kiper's mock 1.0

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by supercowboy8, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. supercowboy8

    supercowboy8 Well-Known Member

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    http://insider.espn.go.com/nfl/draft2012/story/_/id/7467078/mel-kiper-first-mock-draft-year

    Kiper has us taking

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    * David DeCastro, OG, Stanford
    Last year, the Cowboys got Tyron Smith at No. 9 overall, and that pick helped them turn over the offensive line. The results were pretty good in 2011. With DeCastro, the Cowboys have a chance to solidify the interior of the line, helping both the running game and protection for Tony Romo and make that unit a strength. The way I see it, the Cowboys have good pieces in place at every other spot on the offense. The talent at wide receiver and tight end is fine, Romo was quietly among the top-performing quarterbacks and there's plenty at running back. Doubling down on the O-line should be an option for Jerry Jones. If the value is there, Dallas could also target the secondary.
  2. robert70x7

    robert70x7 Active Member

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    Seems to be the logical choice with he Kirkpatrick news. Dennard and the rest of the top 5 cornerbacks outside of Claiborne would be a reach here.
  3. supercowboy8

    supercowboy8 Well-Known Member

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    Kiper has
    Kirkpatrick going 8
    Upshaw going 10
    Ingram going 12

    so these guys off the board and DeCastro is there then I do it.
  4. robert70x7

    robert70x7 Active Member

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    1. Indianapolis Colts - Andrew Luck
    2. St. Louis Rams - Justin Blackmon
    3. Minnesota Vikings - Matt Kalil
    4. Cleveland Browns - Robert Griffin III
    5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Trent Richardson
    6. Washington Redskins - Morris Claiborne
    7. Jacksonville Jaguars - Quinton Coples
    8. Carolina Panthers - Dre Kirkpatrick
    9. Miami Dolphins - Riley Reiff
    10. Buffalo Bills - Courtney Upshaw
    11. Kansas City Chiefs - Devon Still
    12. Seattle Seahawks - Melvin Ingram
    13. Arizona Cardinals - Jonathan Martin
    14. Dallas Cowboys - David DeCastro
    15. Philadelphia Eagles - Luke Kuechly
    16. New York Jets - Mark Barron
    17. Cincinnati Bengals - Alfonzo Dennard
    18. San Diego Chargers - Cordy Glenn
    19. Chicago Bears - Michael Floyd
    20. Tennessee Titans - Nick Perry
    21. Cincinnati Bengals - Lamar Miller
    22. Cleveland Browns - Kendall Wright
    23. Detroit Lions - Zach Brown
    24. Pittsburgh Steelers - Dontari Poe
    25. Denver Broncos - Fletcher Cox
    26. Houston Texans - Mohamed Sanu
    27. New England Patriots - Michael Brockers
    28. Green Bay Packers - Whitney Mercilus
    29. New York Giants - Zebrie Sanders
    30. Baltimore Ravens - Vontaze Burfict
    31. San Francisco 49ers - Alshon Jeffery
    32. New England Patriots - Andre Branch
  5. jblaze2004

    jblaze2004 Well-Known Member

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    whoa mark barron at 16? brockers falling all the way to the patriots? i thought they said he was the best d-line in the draft?
  6. Biggems

    Biggems White and Nerdy

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    I want Washington to have no part of Morris Claiborne....
  7. Randy White

    Randy White Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Mark Barron is highly thought of, but some of you just choose to ignore it.

    I've changed my mind about him going to the Cowboys because I've watched further film on DeCastro and I'm drinking the kool-aid when it comes to his impact, but Barron will most likely be a #1 draft choice and it will probably be in the teens.

    Helmet Hair is just conveying a wide spread belief.
  8. Chris in Arizona

    Chris in Arizona I am Death

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    Miami Dolphins - Riley Reiff
    Buffalo Bills - Courtney Upshaw
    Kansas City Chiefs - Devon Still
    Seattle Seahawks - Melvin Ingram
    Arizona Cardinals - Jonathan Martin
    Dallas Cowboys - David DeCastro

    Best case scenario for us.
  9. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    That's a fairly reasonable Mock at this early stage.
  10. reddyuta

    reddyuta Well-Known Member

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    I like Ingram @ 14 ,he is a better pass rusher than Spencer and can play the run too.we should take him over Decastro if both are available at 14.
  11. Dash28

    Dash28 Felis silvestris catus

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    No thanks and I like Ingram.
  12. jblaze2004

    jblaze2004 Well-Known Member

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    yeah but do anyone notice how slow ingram look coming off the snap? Its like he is the last to move all the time.

    Give me nick perry or whitney mercilus
  13. reddyuta

    reddyuta Well-Known Member

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    hmm.I have not noticed this but he is a playmaker for sure.
  14. supercowboy8

    supercowboy8 Well-Known Member

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    where is he playing when you see him slow off the snap and what was the play.
    Ingram was asked to hold the line alot as a DT vs the run.
    If it is a running situtaion Ingram was probably asked to play the run.
    Also often times when he is playing OLB for SC he was playing there for his ability to cover.
    But when I seen him on a straight pass rush the guy fires right off the ball.
    SC used his versitility for multiple roles.

    I think Ingram will be gone before DeCastro and will be a top 12 pick.
  15. johnnyd

    johnnyd Active Member

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    sweet he has the giants losing this week! :mchammer:
  16. robert70x7

    robert70x7 Active Member

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    History says DeCastro will be there. In the past 23 years, here's where first round guards have been taken:

    19, 24, 17, 19, 16, 14, 25, 23, 10, 26, 17, 30, 32, 23, 29, 15, 17, 25, 23.

    I like the idea of two, young, high caliber offensive linemen being cornerstones for years to come. DeCastro is #1 on my board of realistic draft choices, especially now that Kirkpatrick was caught with weed.

    http://insider.espn.go.com/nfl/draf...rd=-1&collegecoach=-1&highschool=-1&x=46&y=12
  17. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    I could care less about Kirkpatrick's legal troubles because we should take DeCastro anyways. Draft him and sign Nicks or Grubbs and OLine goes from a glaring weakness to a great strength on this team. Totally worth it, even if DeCastro is a reach at 14.

    Smith - DeCastro - Kowalski - Nicks - Free

    That's a great OLine. You have to take that opportunity if its available.
  18. Dash28

    Dash28 Felis silvestris catus

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    Agreed.

    I would only flip DeCastro and Nicks to keep them at their position they played.
  19. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    I'll take Dont'a Hightower in the second round no question. I'd trade up to get him if he lasted that friggin long.
  20. JoeCorrado

    JoeCorrado Active Member

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    There would still be good choices on the defensive side of the ball. Unless we do not sign a top shelf guard in FA, no way do I consider DeCastro, or any other guard at the 14 spot.

    And if we don't address the O-Line in FA, I must assume the coaches are pleased with the players we have. On the other hand, if we get very active signing plenty of help for the defense in FA- then maybe O-line does place top priority on draft day.

    Oh, my goodness. It is all speculation for now, anyway. But at this point, Kiper is full of crap in my opinion. ;)

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