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That 2009 draft was just a horrible draft for all 32 teams

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by dargonking999, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. dargonking999

    dargonking999 DKRandom

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  2. Richmond Cowboy

    Richmond Cowboy Well-Known Member

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    That list is pathetic, but who doesn't recognize Matthew Stafford? He's on my fantasy team!
  3. Jenky

    Jenky Well-Known Member

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  4. SWG9

    SWG9 Well-Known Member

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    Definitely not an awesome draft, but it's interesting that the 5 or 6 players drafted on either side of where Dallas would have picked in the first round are all solid players.
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  5. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    On draft day the Cowboys were hoping that Hakeem Nicks fell into the 2nd and they wanted to trade up and Jerry said that day if they had the 1st round pick they would have tried to trade up for Jeremy Maclin.
  6. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    A lot of teams got burned by the draft not just the Cowboys.
  7. Apollo Creed

    Apollo Creed Stackin and Processin, Well

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    Scouts did a good job advising Jerry regarding the true value of 2009 draft picks. So if there was a year to give up 'quality' choices for a potential pro bowler (like a stud WR), that was the year. Only mistake was being convinced Roy Williams was the answer - which can be attributed to the show he usually put on in Dallas when he was with the Lions, Anquan Boldin could have potentially changed the complexion of this team for many years. They just completely whiffed on RW11, he was legitimately the team's 3rd and sometimes 4th best receiving option behind guys like Patrick Crayton.
  8. ghst187

    ghst187 Well-Known Member

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    Would've been nice to stockpile picks for the next year, esp when we knew most of our picks had no chance to make the team
  9. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    This is an excuse making thread and you are ruining it
    Facts have no place here
  10. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    Not to get nitpicky -- not EVERY team had a bad 2009 draft.

    In 2009 Packers drafted Clay Matthews AND BJ Raji in the 1st round as well as two other current starters Brad Jones, and TJ Lang (the 12th ranked guard in the NFL according to PFF).

    That's essentially a "Cornerstone" draft and helped propel them to a Superbowl victory.
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  11. TheSport78

    TheSport78 The Excellence of Execution

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    If we never trade for Roy Williams in 2008, let's say we draft OT Michael Oher in 2009.

    You better bet your bottom dollar that in 2011 the Cowboys draft J.J. Watt over Tyron Smith.
  12. khiladi

    khiladi Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, because a retired Roy Williams who accomplished nothing is better than potentially 3 solid players in positions of need.......
  13. bkight13

    bkight13 Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Percy Harvin, Michael Oher, Clay Matthews, James Laurintis, Rey Maualuga, Jarius Byrd and Hakeem Nicks were all available were we would have picked. It's still trying to put a silk hat on a pig.
  14. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Packers got Raji and Matthews in that draft.
  15. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Yeah the list is pretty bare but it's not horrid.

    Crabtree
    Orakpo
    Cushing
    Ayers
    Maclin
    Harvin
    Oher
    Matthews
    Nicks

    Like any one of those guys couldn't contribute on any team. All solid players, IMO. Some very good.
  16. rocyaice

    rocyaice Well-Known Member

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    I'm trying to contribute to this thread but i'm lost. Is it ANOTHER BASH Jerry thread or is it a 2009 draft class sucks thread? I tend to agree with the latter to be honest.....and FYI, Lions used our pick on Pettigrew. Just something I thought was worth mentioning.
  17. Prossman

    Prossman Active Member

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    mike mayock said on that draft day it was the worst drat class since the early 80s. guess he was right.
  18. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    I wonder if there is another team in the league who got less from that draft than the Cowboys did?

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