Mel Kipers perfect 3 round mock draft

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by Qbert, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Gotta agree with Sarge... Very questionable that Barnett will be there at #28. If he was, he would be a strong, strong consideration.
     
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  2. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    It means there isn't a "need" now. No rookie is displacing Witten in 2017 and I'm not using a premium pick to sit on the bench until he decides to retire.

    Swaim did what was asked of him, as the clear second fiddle TE behind Witten, and he did a great job of blocking. Blocking that was missed without him. And any TE this team acquires will be the same thing, second fiddle to Witten, until he retires.

    I'm not investing quality draft picks on that role, especially when I have far bigger needs to fill.
     
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  3. ConceptCoop

    ConceptCoop Well-Known Member

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    I forgot about pre-season. He did make one catch, right?

    Fluff articles and camp speak are one thing. Those same coaches left him on the practice--and no other team in the league bothered to snatch him up.

    Except for when it's the 3rd round and you went CB/DE in the first two, right? Then you restrict your talent pool to a single position. Or did you change your mind?
     
  4. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    I grudgingly agree, and with what they already have in Ansah, I think he's their right defensive end and they're looking for someone on the left, which Barnett seems better suited for.
     
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  5. Pants

    Pants Well-Known Member

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    I would be really shocked to see Barnett last into the 20's, the real question is if he does, do the Cowboys trade up a little to get him? (I hope not)
     
  6. ConceptCoop

    ConceptCoop Well-Known Member

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    Let's not go overboard. PFF graded Swaim's run blocking at 71 (average). Sure, that's better than Witten at this stage, but he wasn't a difference maker. (To whom it may concern: I know PFF isn't perfect, but I'm taking their word over yours everytime.)
     
  7. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    And there's are videos of him in practice too, being a favorite target of a guy named Romo and giving the defense problems. I guess you missed them.

    Always "fluff" when it says something you don't like, isn't it?

    And that same team paid him good money - well above practice squad pay grade - to keep him.

    You still need more than one corner, don't you? The team could also use another pass rusher. And, it's funny to hear about "a single position" from someone fixated on TE, or did that fact elude your notice?
     
  8. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    Go for it. My feelings will not be hurt. Unfortunately, I'm not getting paid for my opinion. :(
     
  9. ConceptCoop

    ConceptCoop Well-Known Member

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    I don't like the idea of trading up usually (and especially this year), but I'd consider it for Barnett, assuming he falls into the 20s.
     
  10. ConceptCoop

    ConceptCoop Well-Known Member

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    Good money? He got $0 guaranteed and 15K above minimum.

    I would love for Rico Gathers to be the next Antoinio Gates. (I'd also love for Jaylon Smith to reach pre-injury form.) But as it's not about what I like/don't like--I'll believe it when I see it.

    Now you're being disingenuous. I told you in this very thread that I my preference is DE/CB/S, should value dictate that. I'm just arguing against the notion that TE should be completely off the board until the 4th round.
     
  11. ConceptCoop

    ConceptCoop Well-Known Member

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    If you can spot a special player based on 1 pre-season catch and some practice videos--you will be soon!
     
  12. Bullflop

    Bullflop Well-Known Member

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    Any TE we get needs to be able to catch and block well -- not simply one and not the other. As the same token, getting a TE shouldn't justifiably come at the expense of resolving our defensive woes. The defense is far too woeful to ignore again at this point in time. We desperately need a DE, CB, SS and a RT soon to be acceptably adept. Here's hoping Rico steps up his recognition of the offensive and blocking responsibilities.
     
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  13. stasheroo

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    So much do the Cowboys believe in Gathers that he's already paid like he's on the active roster, a salary of $449,990. Had he already been the 53rd man, his pay would have been $450,000.

    Jones has chosen to pay Gathers $0.58 less per week than the 53rd active man for one reason and one reason only: to keep him sitting tight in Dallas until he gets his shot.

    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/jerry-jones-on-rico-gathers-you-really-might-see-him-promoted/

    I don't blame you for that, but you also don't simply throw that talent away to get to the next guy either.

    If you're successful in achieving your own stated goal of DE/CB/S, the soonest you would get that TE would be the 4th round anyway, so what are you really arguing about? I think we're going round and round on a small detail while ignoring the fact that we agree on this team's needs.
     
  14. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    I also trust the people inside the building somewhat too. Even more than those Pro Football Focus guys.
     
  15. Aven8

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    Because we suck at picking them sans Parcells!
     
  16. Derinyar

    Derinyar Well-Known Member

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    I think Both Moreau and Engram go before our #60. Engram feels like a big WR to me more then a TE. Doubt you ask him to be an inline blocker.

    Barnett I bet is causing issues in most draft rooms. I'm guessing the scouts are divided over tape and athleticism not necessarily matching up. His size is a little small for a 4-3 RDE, very small for a 4-3 LDE. Couple that with short arms and you probably have to be a little worried about him getting engulfed by the tackles he's likely to face in the NFL that are faster and longer then he is. Now I know there are NFL quality tackles in the SEC, but remember the average SEC tackle is still going to be doing something other then playing football on Sunday when they leave school. I'm going to bet that the Cowboys are viewing him more as a fall back then a primary take, he just doesn't fit the athletic profile or size profile they want in an EDGE player. Now I bet that he goes ahead of our pick, and honestly I think I'm fine with that. Let someone else potentially get the windfall for what I think is some real risk of a low ceiling. If he was getting sacks based on timing the QB snap count and beating guys with lesser athleticism to the point where he could bend that's going to be much harder in the NFL then it was at Tennessee.
     
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  17. ConceptCoop

    ConceptCoop Well-Known Member

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    They're paying him what 6th round picks get paid. Nothing more. All that means is that they didn't cut his pay when they decided he wasn't worth an active roster spot.
     
  18. ConceptCoop

    ConceptCoop Well-Known Member

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    Bennett was a scouting hit. We just didn't make use of him as we should have.
     
  19. da_boyz_mk

    da_boyz_mk How 'Bout Dem Cowboys

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    I disagree with your thoughts on Barnett but was just curios as to who you like as an edge rusher.
     
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  20. Biggems

    Biggems White and Nerdy

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    Give me barnett, one of the colorado CBs, then kpassagon in the 3rd.
     

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