TFY Draft Insider- Tyron Smith

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  1. johnnyd

    johnnyd Active Member

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    The Cowboys reportedly have USC OT Tyron Smith sitting atop their draft board heading into the home stretch.

    It strains credulity that the team's brass would be that transparent with their intentions. Even with the popular dot connecting of Smith to Dallas at No. 9, we would take this as much less than gospel truth. If the Cowboys are unable to trade down, though, Smith does make sense as RT Marc Colombo's successor.

    We continue to hear the Dallas Cowboys are looking to do to things in the draft with their first pick 1) trade down and 2) grab an NFL ready right tackle. If they cannot move the ninth pick we understand Tyron Smith presently sits atop their draft board. As we reported last week head coach Jason Garrett and line coach Hudson Houck were in Los Angeles for the USC pro-day and the team is scheduled to bring Smith in for a visit.

    Petey trade up aside , I Think this is what most of us want .
  2. Duane

    Duane Well-Known Member

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    As much as I like Smith I'm really warming up to trading down and grabbing Sherrod and an extra 2. I think the 2nd round is going to have a lot of solid players that fit our needs mainly guards and corners.
  3. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    Yeah, if we are looking to draft a RT, it's probably in our best interest to trade down.

    I'm questionable on Smith being NFL ready, but if you grab him, you have to grab him believing he can make the transition to LT.

    Drafting him to play RT at #9 seems like a waste to me.
  4. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Backwoods Sexy Staff Member

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    I never knew you felt this way...quite a shocker to me. ;) :p:
  5. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    Have I told you about this guy I just heard about, Kenrick Ellis? :D
  6. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    Trade up, not down. Quality over quantity worked in 2010. Quantity over quality failed miserably in 2009.

    If not Peterson, Smith.
  7. AKATheRake

    AKATheRake Well-Known Member

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    ........ + 1
  8. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    yeah. In other words never do 2009 again.
  9. BIGDen

    BIGDen Dr. Freakasaurus

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    Why can't we have both like in '05? Stay put or trade down. No need to move up when we already have the 9th pick. I could see trading up if we needed a QB and one was sliding. That's worth it IMO. Our needs on the OL and safety are greater than those at CB. We limit our chances to fill multiple needs by moving up for Peterson.
  10. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    Quantity will work if you select the right guys.

    If you trade back and get Carimi you just made a good pick and you're getting more picks.
  11. ThreeSportStar80

    ThreeSportStar80 Benched

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    I agree...
  12. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    I haven't heard of any plans to flush two of our first three picks for a veteran receiver, have you?

    So I think we're safe.
  13. Duane

    Duane Well-Known Member

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  14. Primetime42

    Primetime42 Well-Known Member

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    Or stand pat and get the stud. :D
  15. supercowboy8

    supercowboy8 Well-Known Member

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    yes it does and so does playing him at LT this year since he has never played the position.

    If you want a starting RT trade back, it doesn't have to be Smith. Carimi, Castanzo, or Sherrod can all do just as good of a job as Smith can at RT next year.
  16. supercowboy8

    supercowboy8 Well-Known Member

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    what makes SMith a stud. Some tell me, no one has yet to tell me how Smith is a stud. By doing this please do not mention his upside and/or potential. Just what he is now, what makes him a stud, what makes him better than Carimi, Castanzo, or Sherrod? Tell me how he isn't the next Winston Justice or Alex Barron.
  17. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    He moves better than all of them. He can anchor, he a strong punch, his lateral movement is the best of any player in the draft. (lineman that is) Finally, he is just now starting to develop into a 300+lbs player and getting more massive and stronger as we go. He has good balance to top it all off. He is a freak of an athlete who can probably play at 315-320 without losing his agility.

    He will flat out be a better player than all of the others.
  18. dbair1967

    dbair1967 Arch Defender

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    Tell us how he's similar to the last two. Because other than attending USC like Justice and being an offensive tackle like Barron, I dont see any similarities.
  19. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    I'm completely confused when people try to compare him to Winston Justice. The only thing they have in common is USC. Beyond that there is ZIP, Ziltch, ZERO that is similar. The only thing I can think of is they are USC haters. (I'm okay with that too, I don't actually care much for USC either)
  20. supercowboy8

    supercowboy8 Well-Known Member

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    Well Barron like Smith came into the draft as the OT with the most potential and great athletic freak. Barron was talked about his great upside with his athletic ability and strnegth.

    Winston Justice protected Matt Lienhart blind side. Played RT at USC.
    Back in 2006, scouts were enamored with a workout warrior offensive tackle coming out of USC -- Winston Justice. That year, Justice was bigger and faster than his peers, and while short on bulk, he was long on potential with the athletic upside to be mentioned as a top-10 pick. He was Matt Leinart's blind-side protector at right tackle, and he fell in the draft mostly because of character issues to the 39th overall pick and became a starter for the Eagles. Smith is also the top athlete in his class. While he has no such character concerns, he isn't a sure thing. A top-shelf athlete, some have projected him as a top-10 pick based largely on that rare athletic potential, but Smith has never played left tackle. He played most of his college career at or just below 283 pounds, but has put on close to 30 pounds.

    He aslo compares to Bruce Campbell, a freak athletic but just isn't a football player.
    USC OTs just aren't ever great in the NFL in the past 10 years.

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