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Mac Engel says the player cowboys like is Sean Smith CB Utah, may have to trade up to

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by cowboyjoe, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    Mac Engel said, from what he hears and sees that the cowboys like sean smith and that to get him the cowboys may have to trade up. Mac went on to say that tom ciwoskiw head scout has his say in war room to set up the draft board, but that jerry jones might be able to sit for 10 hours before cowboys draft, so jones might trade up;
  2. SLATEmosphere

    SLATEmosphere Benched

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    :pray:

    If he's even teasing us at pick 40, the trigger better be pulled. I'll start him at CB and have Jenkins,Scandrick and Smith as my future. Newman is still top flight but he's only got 2 years max IMO.
  3. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    when i get the podcast, i will post it, you can listen to what mac engel said

    now at same time, engel missed his name, he said sean hill from oregon
    i asked smoaky in email and smoaky said yes, was suppose to be sean smith

    so listen to the podcast and get your own thoughts
  4. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    here is the podcast,
    http://www.ktbb.com/cowboys/jennifer-floyd-engel/
  5. Bob Sacamano

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    might not be able to play CB

    might not be able to move to S

    no thanks!
  6. 28 Joker

    28 Joker 28 Joker

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    In my opinion, they would be looking at Smith at FS. He's not even close to being in Jenkins' or Scandricks's league at CB, imvso. Mike Jenkins was an undisputed top tier CB and carried a top 15 grade from Dallas. Terence Newman is going to keep playing at a very high level as long he can stay healthy. He's the leader. There is no expiration date on Terence Newman.

    Smith has long legs and is slow in and out of his breaks. He's a bit raw, and if he's going to play CB in the NFL, he's going to have to play for a team like Oakland or Green Bay. Smith isn't going to do well playing off or in zone. He's going to have to press. Plus, he's going to have to get stronger to play more physical in the NFL.

    I think he's a bit overrated as a CB, and he says he doesn't want to play FS. Also, I've read where he has some maturity issues. I don't know if it's true or not.

    The team Smith goes to will affect his bust potential, imo.

    I'd rather have Delmas or McBath than trade up for a guy who doesn't want to play FS.
  7. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    How connected is Mac when he can't get the player's name or school right?

    Like 41, I'm not high on Smith as a corner. Especially not for a team that's not primarily a cover-2 defense, which we aren't.
  8. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    I think he projects to Safety but he wants to play CB. It's really too bad too. There was once Free Safety for the Broncos named Steve Atwater and he was very simular in build and stature. Atwater was probably a bigger hitter but I think that Smith could be that kind of Free Safety if he just decided to be a Free Safety.
  9. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    im not sold on sean smith either, im just posting what was said;
    oh by the way in the post under stephen hodge and manuel johnson on ktbb i posted what stephen hodge just said;

    i like duke robinson
  10. Bizwah

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    You know....I think we may be trying to find a hybrid CB/S. I think as teams pass more, and use more receiving TEs and RBs, that demand will be there for players that can cover and tackle..

    Whew...that was a bad sentence.

    We toyed with the idea of putting Scandrick and Ball there, but those guys are too small. Scandrick is too valuable a CB to risk injury to.

    A player like Smith works beautifully here. He can cover TEs....and some WRs....He also has safety size.

    I think Smith solves two problems for us. Depth at CB and Safety.
  11. Bob Sacamano

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    meh, you could do better with a guy like Victor Harris
  12. 28 Joker

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    Yes. I think you are right. If they got Smith, I think they are going to play him in a safety role and put him on the TE. He's big and has good speed for that job. He would give you depth at CB and provide FS play.

    Another player who could fill that role is DeAngelo Willingham. The Eagles worked him out. I hope the Cowboys are taking notice of a FS/CB who is 5-11, 217 and runs a 4.46 and is physical. He wouldn't cost as much. He has real long arms.

    The Dolphins have met with Smith 3 times. I don't think Dallas will nab him anyway, but who knows.
  13. RS12

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    If there is one thing I am sure of it is that Newman will get hurt this year. The guy is as fragile as glass. By the way now in his 30's is on the downside.
  14. BAT

    BAT Mr. Fixit

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    How could anyone believe a word that Mac Engel writes or says? Has he ever been right, on anything?


    He's one of the worst beat writers covering Dallas, that is saying a LOT. He's one of the least disciplined & most incompetent writers I have ever seen.


    He could be completely right on Sean Smith (even though he is best suited in a Tampa 2 system), but the guy is still a hack.
  15. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Well, if somebody can play Safety in a Tampa2 (I'm assuming this is what you mean), then they can pretty much play Free Safety in any scheme IMO. The safeties is that scheme are excellent athletes and usually very intelligent. I'd be very happy with that.
  16. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    That would cost us the 1st pick in the 4th round. But if he ended up being a starter it would be well worth it.
  17. BAT

    BAT Mr. Fixit

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    Not what I mean at all. Sean Smith has come and said that he is not a safety, he wants to play corner, preferably in a Tampa 2 scheme.
  18. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    I am aware (read my earlier post). The problem with that is that the best DBs in a Tampa2 are typcially the safeties. The CBs in that scheme usually don't make the big money because they are not nearly the quality of CBs other schemes demand. It's kinda pointless to me but then again, I think he should be a safety so what do I know?
  19. Bob Sacamano

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    we already tried the above 6'3" free safety

    he's just not built to play the position, he's going to have a hell of a time tackling being so damn tall
  20. Avery

    Avery The Dog that Saved Charleston

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    All DB's want to be a corner because they want to be mano y mano, out on an island. That being said, Smith fits in better as a FS. He could be an All-Pro there IMO.

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