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Positions Dallas may draft

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by StanleySpadowski, Apr 27, 2006.

  1. StanleySpadowski

    StanleySpadowski Active Member

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    I think the easiest way to figure out where Dallas may be looking in the draft may be through by looking at where they won't be looking.

    I going under the assumption that there is a two year window to win the Super Bowl with Parcells.

    Offensively (1-10 scale 10 being most likely)

    QB - If they add anything here it would be a vet unless one of the two backups are traded. I'd rate the chances as a 2.

    RB - Jones' durability must be taken into account. I'd rate it a 4.

    FB - Not a position that sees a lot of time but Polite was unimpressive. I'd guess about a 7 but not on the first day.

    WR - Crayton as a third WR/punt returner is replaceable. Copper hasn't seemed to progress, I'd give WR about an 8.

    TE - This is a bigger need than most realize. The predominant set is two TE and Dallas only has two legit TEs so I'm higher on this than most, giving it a 7.

    OT - Whomever doesn't start out of Petitti/Fabini is one of the top ten backups in the league. My guess - 3.

    OG - Resigning Gurode and adding Kosier makes a pick here unlikely - 4.

    C - I don't think Johnson's as bad as people spout but it is the one spot on the line that may be looked at. 4.



    Defensively


    DE - Probably the least likely position to draft. 1.

    NT - Ferguson is not an every down player. Johnson is slight for the grinding. My bet 9.

    OLB - Most think this is the most likely but I think Parcells likes Singleton better than most realize and with Burnett and Akin able to swing outside, I'm lower than most with a 7.

    ILB - Unless Burnett isn't healthy and Akin is pushed outside this position will not see an addition. Fowler's also decent depth and quality ST. 2

    CB - Almost as solid for the future as DE very unlikely unless a CB is moved inside. 2

    SS - With 42 strong safeties on the roster this is also unlikely unless there are rumbling about not being able to re-sign Williams in the near future. 1

    FS - Coleman is stop gap at best, Davis was painful last year and Beriaut is really more of a SS with bad knees. Most probable to be addressed. 9

    K - Vandy hasn't kicked off in a while. A seventh rounder on a kickoff specialist isn't out of the question. 4

    P - Only position guaranteed not to have someone drafted at. 1

    LS - I doubt one will be taken in the seventh round but the velocity was pretty bad last year. Premium UDFA here will compete. 3.


    In a nutshell the likelihood of each postion is:

    QB - 2
    RB - 4
    FB - 7
    WR - 8
    TE - 7
    OT - 3
    OG - 4
    C - 4

    DE - 1
    NT - 9
    OLB - 7
    ILB - 2
    CB - 2
    SS - 1
    FS - 9
    K - 4
    P - 1
    LS - 3



    If Dallas stays with their current 6 picks, I'm betting on NT, FS, WR, OLB, TE and FB.
  2. DanTanna

    DanTanna Original Zone Member Zone Supporter

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    Great post. I think we are emitting a giant smokescreen and will take a QB in the 3rd or 5th.
  3. StanleySpadowski

    StanleySpadowski Active Member

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    To go on even further, if those six positions are the ones to be drafted, where does Dallas get the most value.

    I think most would agree that there aren't really any FBs with a first day grade so that eliminates them early and I doubt any NT will be value where Dallas is currently picking on the first day.

    That leaves four positions to fill with three first day picks.

    Would a Holmes, Simpson, Gocong first day be the best value? Better than Lawson, Simpson and say Nance?
  4. CrazyCowboy

    CrazyCowboy Well-Known Member

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    That was a very insightful post.....thanks
  5. DLCassidy

    DLCassidy Active Member

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    Chances of us taking at least one OL guy- 9.8
  6. Portland Fanatic

    Portland Fanatic Active Member

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    Good post...personally I thinkyou have FB and TE a little high on the need ranking...I think the addition of Hannam will reduce the need for FB. He will do a lot of lead blocking...I also think Pierce can be in the two TE sets.

    I think OLB is equally critical as NT right now.

    WR...if either TO or Glenn go down...we are in a world of hurt.
  7. CowboyWay

    CowboyWay If Coach would have put me in, we'd a won State

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    I quit reading after this line.............

    OT - Whomever doesn't start out of Petitti/Fabini is one of the top ten backups in the league. My guess - 3.
  8. Bob Sacamano

    Bob Sacamano Benched

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    the best value in this draft is at OLB, FS, CB and OT

    now on the 2nd day, the best value would be WR

    QB is a mix between the 1st day and 2nd IMO, but according to our needs, it doesn't rank very high on our list
  9. Dalmations202

    Dalmations202 Member

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    Odds they go LB, OL, DB on the first day -- regardless of who the pick is, or whether they trade up or down --- ~ 80%

    Odds they draft one OL on the first day --- ~ 90%

    Of course, IMO.
  10. StanleySpadowski

    StanleySpadowski Active Member

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    I really doubt they go OL.

    Adams, Fabini are locks to make the rosters and probably Petitti. If they felt that Columbo wasn't making substantial progress they would have matched Tucker's deal so that seems to indicate that OT won't be addressed.

    Who is an immediate upgrade over Johnson in the draft? Some could argue Mangold but that's about it. Gurode also just re-signed.

    Rivera and Kosier are safe at guard, Gurode can swing over in a pinch so that leaves Peterman as the only real possibility of being replaced.

    Do you really think that Dallas is looking far enough into the future that they'd be willing to spend a first day pick on someone who is going to be inactive more often than not?
  11. Billy Bullocks

    Billy Bullocks Active Member

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    I would love for Kellen Clemens to slide out of the 2nd and be sitting there in round 3. He is a very good QB, and I'm glad he's getting some props from the analysts, then again, that means nothing anyway
  12. Q_the_man

    Q_the_man Active Member

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    I saw FS will be Jason Allen or Cromarie

    DT will be Rod Wright

    WR will be Demetrious WIlliams

    DE will be From Grambling 6-8 288 raw talent who need to be put on Program and will add weight and strenght
  13. Billy Bullocks

    Billy Bullocks Active Member

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    Im a U of O fan, and I'm a bit weary of Demetrius. He's a good player, and had a great year, but he isn't all that big, his speed isn't that great either, and he drops alot of catchable balls
  14. Cbz40

    Cbz40 The Grand Poobah

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    I think you are right on.......O & D.

    Selecting a TE at some point would not surprise me at all....

    We will probably pick up an Olineman in the mid to late rds..

    I would love to see a NT selected as well, as it is a
    position of need.

    FS ...... we better select one.

    This draft is loaded w/LB talent......we will take full advantage of it.
  15. StanleySpadowski

    StanleySpadowski Active Member

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    I won't be stunned by OL but as I said, I don't think we'll see one.

    I also won't be stunned if OLB is not the first rounder. There's some real potential to be had in the second and third rounds. Players like Howard and Gocong are getting a lot of buzz in the final days but someone (I forget who it was) mentioned seeing a lot of Vrabel in Mike Kudla. After watching some more OSU games, I'm really starting to agree.
  16. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Sean Ryan is the big unknown here. How BP and the staff really feel about could impact any decision on drafting a TE.
  17. StanleySpadowski

    StanleySpadowski Active Member

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    I believe that he was on the practice squad at one point. If they really felt that highly of him they wouldn't have exposed themselves to losing him, especially with some of the bottom feeders on the roster.

    And yes, I know that some real quality players were on various teams' practice squads at one point in there careers but most weren't on a team bereft of talented depth like some of the recent Cowboys' squads.
  18. Bob Sacamano

    Bob Sacamano Benched

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    I don't, Jerry said he wants to take an OT because of how much money they get in Free Agency
  19. Bob Sacamano

    Bob Sacamano Benched

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    his rookie year when we had Witten, Campbell and Jeff Robinson as our TEs, last year he was put on IR for the year I believe, Dallas is really high on him, bigger than both and a tad slower than Allen
  20. SilverStarCowboy

    SilverStarCowboy The Actualist

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    Bad knees? I think that was his first injury on his knee and he was still making plays on that bad knee. He should be healthy and runs faster than Ed Reed.

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