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Mock 13Dec2012 and Free Agents

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by xwalker, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    Free Agents:
    Desmond Bryant DE 6-6, 311 Age 26 (Oakland)

    Terrance Knighton NT 6-3, 330 Age 26 (Jacksonville)
    Sammie Lee Hill NT 6-4, 329 Age 26 (Detroit)

    Matt Slauson OG 6-5, 315 Age 26 (NYJ)
    Brandon Moore OG 6-3, 305 Age 32 (NYJ)

    Trade 16 for 26 and 58. Trade 176 for 186 and 218.

    26 Jonathan Cooper OG 6-3, 310
    Strong and very quick. Played Center in 2 games.

    48 Dallas Thomas OT/OG 6-5, 310
    Strong and very quick. Has played both LT and LG.

    58 Best available OLB (Tank Carradine, Brandon Jenkins, M. Buchanan)

    80 Khalad Holmes OC 6-3, 305
    Very underrated player, IMO.

    112 D.J.Swearinger S 5-11, 210
    Solid build. Good in coverage and a big hitter. See video below.

    144 Brandon Williams NT 6-2, 328
    Great work ethic. Good quickness for this size.

    176 Uber-Athletic CB, maybe Josh Johnson 5-11, 195

    218 Quanterus Smith OLB 6-5, 248
    Very talented but needs development. Out for 2012 with injury.


    Jonathan Cooper #64

    Dallas Thomas #71
    OG http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Xuxi2oLJgs
    OT http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKja4ILzuaE

    Khalad Holmes #78


    D.J.Swearinger Highlights #36

    Brandon Williams #66

    Josh Johnson #28

    Quanterus Smith #93

    Tank Carradine #91

    Brandon Jenkins #4

    Michael Buchanan #99
  2. supercowboy8

    supercowboy8 Well-Known Member

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    Love the Bryant pickup, and give me slauson and Knighton please.
    Also love the draft, not a big fan of Holmes but there it will be good value.
    Would like to see a safety added somewhere earlier, this is a pretty good safety class. If we resign Spencer I don't see a need in a OLB over safety
  3. Manwiththeplan

    Manwiththeplan Well-Known Member

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    FWIW, if we could sign any free agent, I'd sign Jarius Bryd. Unlike O-line and D-line, there isn't much proven talent there in free agency and there's lots of it in the draft.
  4. supercowboy8

    supercowboy8 Well-Known Member

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    I would too but word is he will be franchised
  5. respectdatstar

    respectdatstar Member

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    Looks good to me. Our O-Line for next season:

    LT - Tyron Smith
    LG - Johnathan Cooper
    OC - Khaled Holmes
    RG - Matt Slauson
    RT - Dallas Thomas

    This is assuming we cut Free June 1. Our front 7 next season:

    DE - Tyrone Crawford
    NT - Sammie Lee Hill
    DE - Desmond Bryant

    OLB - Anthony Spencer
    ILB - Sean Lee
    ILB - Bruce Carter
    OLB - DeMarcus Ware

  6. supercowboy8

    supercowboy8 Well-Known Member

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    Switch Hill with Knighton then that is a good DL. As a UT vol fan I think Thomas is a LG and not a OT in the NFL
  7. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking about the following lineup that would keep Veterans next to the young players to start the season.

    Start the season with these:

    LT Tyron Smith
    LG Jonathan Cooper
    OC Phil Costa
    RG Matt Slauson
    RT Jermey Parnell

    Future Starters:
    OC/OG Khalad Holmes
    OG/OT Dallas Thomas

    Keep the best 3 of these after Training Camp:
    OC/OG Kevin Kowalski
    OT Darrion Weems
    OG Ronald Leary
    OG/OC Mackenzy Bernadeau
    OG David Arkin
    OG Nate Livings
    OC Ryan Cook

    Doug Free

    Derrick Dockery
  8. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    DL would be:

    3-man DLine:
    Jason Hatcher/Tyrone Crawford
    Terrance Knighton/Robert Calloway/Brandon Williams
    Desmond Bryant/Sean Lissemore

    Nickel 4-man Line:
    Jay Ratliff/Tyrone Crawford
    Jason Hatcher/Desmond Bryant

    Ratliff stays one more year but only plays the on the Nickel 4-man line.
  9. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    Slauson would be the FA I would go after for the O line. Draft a guard and a center. That would replace three slots in the middle. Now as regards Free and Parnell have them fight it out in camp; though if we can get rid of Free i would. Depends on the cap hit.
  10. Macnalty

    Macnalty Well-Known Member

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    I thought the consensus was the cap hit was prohibitive on Free being released, I must say I have a lot of respect for that Bengals Dline and Free got handed his butt a couple of times, I was surprised he hit back, did not know he would and could. He seems to get baffled with that first move as to how to position his body. If he can withstand that initial blow he turns into a reasonable(average) facsimile of a RT. He is trending rapidly into the player he replaced, Marc Columbo near the end of his career playing the Vikings.

    When you look at this years draft and FA we filled in one huge gap CB, the 2013 situation looks like Offense is on deck and can we really expect to fix more than one area of concern as our core players age and become a shadow of their peak. I hope we strike the lottery again similar to our LB corp.
  11. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    No way I'm starting the season with Parnell as a starter.
  12. VACowboy

    VACowboy Well-Known Member

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    Cooper's my #1 choice in the first round, and I like him at center. Round two is a good spot for a safety. A lot depends on the combine, but Kenny Vaccaro would be a great selection there. In round three a guy like Alvin Baily is a great fit (OG, Arkansas). Kyle Long in the fourth is an athletic OT with big upside.

    But it just depends who's there. If Zach Eifert is still on the board in the second he'd be tough to pass up. If Hankins or Williams is there in the mid-first, go DL and maybe Oday Aboushi/Baily then in 2/3. Swearinger in round four would be pretty good value at a position of high need, but Vaccaro and Reid are much better players, IMHO.


    That's a pretty darn athletic future OL. I think Kowalski can play.
  13. Oh_Canada

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    Cowboys are apparently up against the cap so don't hold your breath on any significant signings.

    If that's the case there's not a snowball's chance in hell they pick three consecutive olineman. Holmes is vastly overrated in my opinion, no better than Costa or Bernadeau at center.

    I like Thomas better than Cooper, but both should be regulars on Sundays.

    Brandon Williams would be a inspired choice in the 4th.

    Smith at #218 would be a steal.
  14. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    No,it's the opposite.

    2013 cap charge to keep: 11.175M

    2013 cap charge to cut: 4.175M
  15. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    They are only up against the cap because they have not restructured contracts yet. The key is that they had 29.77M of dead-money in 2012 and only 2M in 2013.

    I disagree on Holmes. Here is my analysis of him against Star Lotulelei: http://www.walker-texas.com/holmes-vs-star.pdf

  16. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    You are all wet about Holmes. He is already much better then Bernie or Costa
  17. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Hey X, supposedly Oakland is getting ready to burn it down, they want to accumulate picks, hope Jerry doesnt get another trade up idea. I think they like Bryant but a guy on their roster I like alot is Denarius Moore. Ideal number three. Dont you think Cooper and Thomas go higher than you have em slotted.
  18. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Yep he was just fine most of the game versus Lotuleilei. Also he played on a bad ankle most of the year. Can also play guard. I'd be all over him in third.
  19. supercowboy8

    supercowboy8 Well-Known Member

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    I would be happy to trade a 2nd for a player or two from Oakland.
    Lamarr Houston would be nice addition to our DL
  20. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Works for me!

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