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The Cowboys reportedly "like" Mississippi State DT Fletcher Cox

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by cowboy_ron, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. Dallas

    Dallas Old bulletproof tiger

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    The 7th grader in me is giggling uncontrollably. :)
  2. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Unless it's only 1-2 slots, I'd assume that won't happen.
  3. a_minimalist

    a_minimalist Active Member

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    I could see them pulling something off and moving up to 8. I could really see them trading Felix, #14 and another pick for that 8 spot.
  4. NinePointOh

    NinePointOh Active Member

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    The knocks on him are that he's undersized, has poor strength, and he's injury-prone. He's not a good fit for every blocking scheme, but could be successful in the right system if he can stay healthy enough.
  5. Gaede

    Gaede Well-Known Member

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    Another thing about Molk is that he's generally unlikable. Watch some YT interviews with the guy. He rubs folks the wrong way.

    That doesn't make him a bad player.

    Just not someone I can get excited about.
  6. SDogo

    SDogo Not as good as I once was but as good once as I ev

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    Not strength, that's for sure. He short at only 6'1" but there are mixed opinions on that as far as centers go. Some consider it an advantage to be shorter and have shorter arms when your facing "squatters" in your face.

    He is also that "right kind of guy" Garrett likes to talk about.

    I think he's under rated and his value is a little low, I believe he offers value in the 4th but will drop because of size. He is also sort of a goofball in a good way but some teams don't like that "wild man" demeanor.
  7. Rynie

    Rynie Benched

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    I haven't looked forward to a draft this much in a while.
  8. SDogo

    SDogo Not as good as I once was but as good once as I ev

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    poor strength is BS, he has great weight room strength as evident of his 41 reps at the combine. He is not bulky and squatty, he looks more like a TE then a offensive lineman.
  9. SDogo

    SDogo Not as good as I once was but as good once as I ev

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    If confidence rubs you the wrong way you need to run from this guy.

    I love the attitude in my offensive lineman
  10. cowboy_ron

    cowboy_ron You Can't Fix Stupid

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    :bow:
  11. rocboy22

    rocboy22 Active Member

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    I hope we can grab cox.:lmao:


    That way this juvenile joke can continue for years!!!
  12. NinePointOh

    NinePointOh Active Member

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    Unfortunately, lots of bench reps don't always equate to playing with great strength, just like a fast 40-yard dash time doesn't always equate to playing with great speed.

    Almost every scouting report you can find about Molk suggests he struggles with "power," "leverage," "strength," or "girth," or that he "can be pushed around by bigger defensive linemen" or "can be driven backward" or "tossed aside." I'd call that poor strength, but if you want to call it something other than strength, go ahead. It's just semantics.
  13. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    A move from 14 all the way to 8 would be VERY expensive.

    If there goal is to get 3 starters from this draft--whcih they have stated--then trading away high draft picks would kill their chances.

    Anyway, I'm sure you know you can't assume player trades on draft day, let alone how much value they would have. It's so hypothetical.
  14. cowboy_ron

    cowboy_ron You Can't Fix Stupid

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    My thoughts as well
  15. SDogo

    SDogo Not as good as I once was but as good once as I ev

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    Girth, balance and leverage are not terms associated with Strength. There is no semantics about it. They are not a resemblance of lack of strength or surplus of strength. They are not associated with upper body strength, lower body strength or core strength. They do not differentiate between weight room strength or playing strength.

    Molk is a weight room maniac, holds several Michigan records. I would not say he has an issue with strength. His issue is with applying weight room strength to the field which can be improved on with working on his leverage and balance otherwise known as technique work.
  16. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    I figure anyone with two eyes and a brain would like Fletcher Cox.
  17. wittenacious

    wittenacious Active Member

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    Not sure you need both. Two eyes -- hell, ONE good eye and patch over the other -- OR a brain should still have you liking Fletcher Cox.
  18. silverbear

    silverbear Semi-Official Loose Cannon

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    I don't know, but I'll pass a note to Cindy in home room, see if she has any info...
  19. Rogerthat12

    Rogerthat12 DWAREZ

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    I think Fletcher will be a great pick @14 but I am wondering if he may be gone.

    The guy has serious skills and is ready to go day one. I think with Spears and Coleman we need an upgrade, Fletcher fits the bill.
  20. Rogerthat12

    Rogerthat12 DWAREZ

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    I know right, we need to do an age check on the dorks who are enamored with such tomfoolery.

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