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Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by TheSport78, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. TheSport78

    TheSport78 The Excellence of Execution

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    Just heard that Dallas is deciding between Anthony Castonzo and JJ Watt, assuming there isn't a trade up for PP. They would prefer to trade down to the mid-teens and would likely take the tackle over the DE because this draft is so deep with defensive linemen. Just thought I'd mention the info.

    Plug and play with Castonzo is likely.
  2. ABQcowboyJR

    ABQcowboyJR Well-Known Member

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    Not surprised at all. It really does seem the most likely. Castanzo is one of the only guaranteed day 1 starters for us.
  3. newlander

    newlander Well-Known Member

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    ....I havent' seen ANY tape on Castonzo....because I didn't think we'd take him. Anyone care to download some?:confused:

    As for JJ, I just can NOT get up for him guys. Saw him play for a few years in the Big Ten....very solid but certainly unspectacular. Hope I'm wrong.....but I said the same thing about Anthony Spencer a few years ago. Solid but unspectacular. That's what he's been for us too. (and some would say NOT that solid!)
  4. fishspill

    fishspill Well-Known Member

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    I'm not enthusiastic about Castonzo. I think a year of NFL weight work and he could be very good. The first year might have us wondering what the heck the front office was thinking, but that might be the case with any OT we take so high.

    My long-term concern with anyone as smart as he is has to do with resolve to play the game. We all know Garrett is smart and guys like Steve Young are smart, but this guy, from all indications, is a tick or two above them. If he really wants to go to medical school, how many broken fingers does he get before he thinks about how this might affect his ability to suture or a surgical rotation or wonder if he'll retain the manual dexterity or feeling to palpate a region in someone to detect an abnormality?

    As coarse as it sounds give me the guy with fewer life options.
  5. ThreeSportStar80

    ThreeSportStar80 Benched

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    I haven't heard any reports of them looking to take him honestly...
  6. GloryDaysRBack

    GloryDaysRBack Well-Known Member

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    What are you hearing?
  7. Bigdog

    Bigdog Well-Known Member

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    I don't believe he wants to be a surgeon but to do medical research in a cure for cancer. To do medical research you don't need dexterity but I do see your point and how much passion he has for the game. Von Miller is also a very smart guy and has other options besides football. A lot of players do.
  8. Beast_from_East

    Beast_from_East Well-Known Member

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    JJ Watt at pick 9 just doesnt excite me at all, he just doesnt seem that big of a playmaker.

    Like others have said, he is solid but not phenominal. In the top 10, he would be a huge dissappointment.
  9. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    i am fine with costanzo as long as we trade down and pick him between 13-17
    as a top 20 pick in the NFL he will get paid way better than any doctor (believe me, i know)
    money cures all :)
    he wont go anywhere, certainly not to medical school
  10. Bullflop

    Bullflop Well-Known Member

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    All of these last minute predictions I take with a grain of salt. There is so much disinformation being bandied about that it's anyone's guess what will actually develop as the draft progresses. We won't have to wait long to get the true picture, though. Whether or not we trade down (or up) won't fully be determined until all the picks are in before our turn comes up. Let's just hope this draft doesn't follow suit with the devastating effects of Dallas' recent ones and that the redheaded JG lives up to his lofty reputation. Tick-tock, tick-tock . . .
  11. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    I thought he was the second choice if Smith was gone.

    I still think they want Smith. They were blowing smoke at the presser.

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