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News: Reviewing the Cowboys' last five draft classes: 2010

Discussion in 'News Zone' started by Risen Star, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    In 2010, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones decided to trade up three spots to select wide receiver Dez Bryant from Oklahoma State with the 24th overall pick. In the process, Jones gave up the team's third-round pick to the Patriots. The Cowboys used their second-round pick on Sean Lee out of Penn State. All told, the Cowboys selected six players in the 2010 draft and three of them are still on the roster.

    Here's a look at each of the Cowboys' six players selected in the 2010 draft:

    First round: WR Dez Bryant from Oklahoma State

    How he fared: Bryant has continued to stir up controversy off the field for the Cowboys, and his results on the field have been up and down. After the Cowboys released Roy Williams before training camp, Bryant became a full-time starter last season. Bryant finished last season with 63 catches for 928 yards and nine touchdowns. As a rookie, Bryant was the team's third receiver and had 45 catches for 561 yards and six touchdowns.

    How he rates: Fair. If Bryant can develop into the receiver the Cowboys believe he can be one day, which is one of the league's elite playmakers, then this will become a good pick. Right now, Bryant has performed well in flashes and needs to become more consistent. There's no questioning his natural athletic ability. The Cowboys hoped Bryant would have a breakout season in his first year to start last season but that wasn't the case.


    Second round: LB Sean Lee from Penn State

    How he fared: Speaking of breakout seasons, that is exactly what Lee had in 2011. Lee became a starter and established himself as a force in the middle of the Cowboys' defense. Lee battled through a wrist injury and still managed to lead the Cowboys in tackles and tied for the team lead with four interceptions.

    How he rates: Good. Lee should be a fixture in the Cowboys' defense for many years to come. His work ethic and lead-by-example play give the Cowboys someone to build around.

  2. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    How hard must it be for these guys to get consistent content when people give away analysis that's orders of magnitude better on bulletin boards several times a day?
  3. ShiningStar

    ShiningStar Well-Known Member

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    Bryant is alredy commanding double teams, its not his fault our offense really failed to do much last season. Hopefully the coaching can change that and install a good offense and get Bryant the plays that build to his strengths and use Miles and Witten as they are needed. Come on, Robinson, Bryant, MIles and Witten, than if the running game takes off, who are u going to cover. Get the line fixed and that offense should be stellar agian/

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