Project Dallas' top 3 needs in the 2018 Draft

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by radioactivecowboy88, Jun 7, 2017.

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What 3 positions will be the Cowboys biggest needs? (Pick 3)

This poll will close on Jun 7, 2018 at 12:21 PM.
  1. QB

  2. RB

  3. OL (have to combined all 5 OL positions)

  4. DT

  5. LB

  6. CB

  7. S

  8. WR

  9. TE

  10. DE

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  1. radioactivecowboy88

    radioactivecowboy88 Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    For me, I'll bet it's DE LB and WR

    DE- obvious projected need. Even if Taco turns in Bosa, Dallas will need to give him help.

    LB- Sean Lee is 30, (I think) and historically had injury issues. Jaylon may be the future but he can't do it all himself.

    WR- Dez has been getting injured lately, and is 28. T-Will is 28, and has been given multiple opportunities to prove he can step-in for Dez from time to time. Beasley is 27ish, hasn't had injury issues (knock on wood) but with his age and size, gotta plan on one coming soon.
     
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  2. Chris in Arizona

    Chris in Arizona I am Death

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    We still need a safety. Jeff Heath is only good in the minds of Zoners.

    DE is still a need, specifically a backside edge rusher.

    WR because this is a passing league and you need to add a weapon whenever possible. T. Williams is a decent #2 but if Dez went down, Williams would not be a worthy #1 WR.
     
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  3. radioactivecowboy88

    radioactivecowboy88 Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I'm kinda banking on X. Woods showing something and giving the FO at least a little time to find a SS
     
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  4. kevinhickey

    kevinhickey Active Member

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    I'm looking at Crawford's injury history and salary as a concern. Depth is needed at DE. With Free and Leary departures, Cooper and Chaz, can one of them step up on the OL. Best player available at either of these positions.
     
  5. waving monkey

    waving monkey Well-Known Member

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    Upgrade any position on the defensive line.
    Guard
    WR
    I dont know how this camp will work it's self out
    I hope a unexpected star is born from the defensive players
    but from where I'm looking right now those are my concerns.
     
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  6. HookEmCowboys

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    Not too concerned about the OL with the current players, question marks or not. There's still 3 All-Pro players on it, the unit is elite no matter which way you slice it.

    Finding a nice complementary DE to play opposite Taco would be nice (here's to hoping he buds into a stud)

    I'm keeping my fingers crossed about Jaylon Smith, he'll be fun to watch with Lee but Lee is aging and the other players in the unit aren't what I'd consider top shelf.

    People might think I'm crazy considering Zeke is lining up in the backfield, but I think finding a good spell back to compliment his skill set is a good idea. 1) to capitalize on how the offense has been build around the strength - the OL - by having a run-first scheme and 2) to extend the longevity of Zeke's health. It doesn't have to be a 50/50 split in carries but McFadden is getting up there and I'm not in love with any of the other RBs on the roster. 1-2 punches at the RB position is a proven thing.
     
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  7. Silver Surfer

    Silver Surfer Well-Known Member

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    DE, TE and WR or S

    I don't think Witten plays two more years and Rico's not ready. Lawrence may not be here and we don't know if Irving was a "real thing" or if he'll "supplement" himself off the field. Likely we'll know by then if Dez is back to form or not and if Woods can play at the NFL level.
     
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  8. dallasdave

    dallasdave Well-Known Member

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    TE, LB, backup QB
     
  9. radioactivecowboy88

    radioactivecowboy88 Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Pretty interesting most ppl agreeing on DE and WR but are really split on everything else.
     
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  10. Trouty

    Trouty Dakistani Zone Supporter

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  11. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member

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    this
     
  12. hipfake08

    hipfake08 Well-Known Member

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    DL, WR, DB, backup QB.
     
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  13. radioactivecowboy88

    radioactivecowboy88 Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    DB, really?!? They just spent like 4 picks on DBs lol
     
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  14. Mountaineerfan

    Mountaineerfan Well-Known Member

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    2018 is only age and injury related drafting at this point. We have know idea if anyone pans out.
     
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  15. radioactivecowboy88

    radioactivecowboy88 Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Well yea... but this is the "draft zone" you might as well copy/paste that comment to every thread here...
     
  16. Cogan

    Cogan Well-Known Member

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    Pass rusher at both DE spots, SS, TE. I don't think we win more than 9 games with a pass rush this year that is weaker than last year's. Plus, with all of the turnover in the secondary, our offense will have to score 35 points per game just to stand a chance. I see us drafting near the middle of each round. That would put us in the running for a Harold Landry, BC, or either Tyquan Lewis or Sam Hubbard, Ohio State. In the 2nd round, I would take another DE, like Duke Ojiofor, Wake Forest, or Dorance Armstrong, Kansas. Maybe grab a SS in the 3rd.
     
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  17. darthseinfeld

    darthseinfeld Today's Winner Of The Internet Zone Supporter

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    Some questions you have to ask in terms of projecting needs.

    1) Are we getting old anywhere
    2) Who is likely to leave in 2018/19 as a FA
    3) Who will it make financial sence to move on from
    A 4th would be " What positions do we not have pedigreed players?". That however that is a wildcard as a predictor
     
  18. hipfake08

    hipfake08 Well-Known Member

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    Yes. You never know where we need a DB - this could be a CB or Safety.
    But interchangeable with backup QB.
     
  19. Macnalty

    Macnalty Well-Known Member

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    I would agree if we are just looking at the Defense pass rush providing support for the team this year, I think the offense is going to take another step in the right direction and while 35 points might be a lofty goal it will be significantly better and provide support for the defense as the 12th man.
     
  20. SilverStarCowboy

    SilverStarCowboy The Actualist

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