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Seattle got Kam Chancellor in the 5th round...

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Zordon, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    Washington got Morris in the 6th round...

    To be frank, this team needs to draft better in the later rounds. There are players to be found but for some reason we always tend to go cute. The depth on this team is abysmal every year b/c of the lack of quality being drafted on the 2nd/3rd day of the draft. Are any of the scouts being held accountable here? Does anybody even know their names? With Jerry handing out 50 million contracts like hot cakes, the salary cap is screwed, the only way to get out of this mess is to start drafting better, period.
  2. LatinMind

    LatinMind iPhotoshop

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    Austin
    Ratliff
    Romo

    They do just fine
  3. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    Romo 2004
    Ratliff 2005
    Austin 2007

    That's only 3 and the last one was half a decade ago.

    Maybe Church goes on this list, however, he has to start more than 3 games in his career before I'm ready to draw any conclusions.
  4. newlander

    newlander Well-Known Member

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    some think 8-8 is 'just fine'.....I dont.....more mediocrity in 2013:bang2:
  5. Teague31

    Teague31 Defender of the Star

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    Harris 6
    Hanna 6
  6. supercowboy8

    supercowboy8 Well-Known Member

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    Seattle also got Richard Sherman in the 5th.
  7. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    we need more imo. particularly on the defensive side of the ball.
  8. Doomsday

    Doomsday Rising Star

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    That is cause other teams try to find starters later in the draft, while Jerry is drafting special teams fodder with 1/2 the picks. Go back and listen to him speak, every time it is we think he can contribute on special teams, who really cares.
  9. Eddie

    Eddie Well-Known Member

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    Yep ... same old story for the past 16 years.

    Jerry Jones proving to the world he's a football maverick.
  10. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    All Bill Parcells.
  11. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Special teams is what can keep a roster spot for the player while he hopefully develops at his position.
  12. Leadbelly

    Leadbelly Active Member

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    It'd be great to stumble on to another Ratliff-level superstar in the late rounds who's quality from day 1, but it's not like that's a regular occurrence across the league. Seattle's recent drafts have had plenty of misses high and low. Same with Washington.


    That all said, Dallas does seem to focus on utility players on Day 3 - 3rd/4th CB, 3rd/4th WR, 2nd/3rd TE, FB, special teamers. DL seems to be the exception -- Lissemore and Brent.
  13. respectdatstar

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    Coale Beasley - UDFA 2012

    Looks promising.
  14. Gameover

    Gameover Well-Known Member

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    dwayne harris?
  15. Doomsday

    Doomsday Rising Star

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    True, but you draft the best players and put together your ST roster with said players. Unless he is a return man, you dont draft players specifically to play special teams in my opinion.
  16. 187beatdown

    187beatdown Lack of Big Plays

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    It's no mystery that finding talent and starters in the later rounds is basically a crapshoot. I don't think that because you just named 2 players out of the hundreds drafted in that round that it has somehow changed.
  17. DOUBLE WING

    DOUBLE WING Well-Known Member

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    You can't even compare Seattle's rebuild job to our crap offseasons. Pete Carroll and Co. have out on a clinic for how to build a championship contender.
  18. Gameover

    Gameover Well-Known Member

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    Better than us, but the Cowboys have been unlucky.

    1.their qb's a loser(Romo)

    2.jerry seems to be cursed

    Getting rid of Romo would be a great remedy for this team.

    Jerry has found a lot of good talent:
    Murray
    Dez
    Lee
    Carter
    Claiborne
    Spencer
    Smith
    Carr
    Harris

    I would pay money to see what the Cowboys would look like with a differen't quarterback.IMO, Tony Romo is the true progress stopper on this team.
  19. TheCoolFan

    TheCoolFan Well-Known Member

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    Pat Watkins, Michael Hamlin, DeAngelo Smith, AOA. The first three aren't even in the NFL anymore and AOA is barely hanging on
  20. AKATheRake

    AKATheRake Well-Known Member

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    Definitely helps to be able to find talent in all rounds of a drat.

    But............

    Your coaching staff also needs to put a system in place that works well for the drafted players and that same staff needs to be able to develop those drafted players at an NFL level.

    As easy as it is to draft a bust. It's even easier to not develop/enhance a drafted talent in this league.

    This is the NFL, not college. Everyone is big and fast, athletically gifted. The hardest working, best prepared and trained players are the ones that seperate themselves.

    In college your natural talent and athleticism helps you get away a lot more lacking in the above area's mentioned.

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