TheCount's Post Senior Bowl Mock (No DeCastro)

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  1. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    For the record, I'm all in on DeCastro at #14, if he's available. For the purposes of this mock, however, I'll pretend he's not.

    Key Free Agents w/ Contract Estimates:

    Carl Nicks, G - 6 Years / 48m / 16m Guaranteed

    Laurent Robinson - 3 Years / 14m / 6m Guaranteed

    Terrell Thomas - 2 Years / 6m / 3m Guaranteed

    The Draft:

    Round 1: Courtney Upshaw, OLB, Alabama
    Alabama's D is as close to NFL caliber as you can get and Upshaw was a very important reason why, I'd gladly have him on the Cowboys.

    Round 2: Chase Minnifield, CB, Virginia
    In the 2nd, there are a couple of corners I have group close together. Without the combine, it's hard to separate them but for now, I like Minnifield.

    Round 3: Ben Jones, C, Georgia
    He was relatively quiet at the Senior Bowl, despite putting together a good week of practice and a good showing at the game.

    Round 4: Hebron Fangupo, NT, BYU
    I've never seen a guy rise like this without having done much since his bowl game. A few weeks ago, NFLDS had him as a 6th rounder, now they have him in the 4th. I guess they finally got around to watching tape of him. At 6'1" 330, and the majority of it muscle, he's the prototypical NT.

    Round 5: Evan Rodriguez, TE/H-Back, West Virginia
    Think Aaron Henandez. A bit undersized at 6'2" 245, but the guy can catch the ball and do something with it afterwards. He can dunk as well, if that helps to sell you on him. ;)

    Round 6a: Tank Carder, ILB, TCU
    NFLDS says Carder is still a borderline 6/7th round pick, even though some sites as suggesting he'll go higher. Has a bit of an injury history, but I love his fire and aggressiveness.

    Round 6b: Miles Burris, OLB, San Diego State
    Played in a small pond, but incredibly productive even though he's undersized. Probably a pass rush specialist/special teams player with some upside. Also has experience at ILB.

    Round 7: Darron Thomas, QB, Oregon
    Very productive in Oregon's offense, but I don't think he's NFL ready. Probably a guy we try to stash ont he practice squad, but I think there's enough upside to consider carrying him on the roster if we can afford to go short somewhere else.
  2. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    i am down with this plan
    have heard mixed reviews on B Jones
    give my chris rainey (FL) in 7th in place of your developmental QB

    the only hole left after this would be FS
  3. Woods

    Woods Well-Known Member

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    Well, in your scenario, where we don't re-sign Spencer or get a FA to replace him, we'll probably have to go OLB in Round 1, imo.

    I think there's a good chance Ingram could be gone, so I think we'll probably have to take Upshaw.

    But if that's the case, I'd really hope that we used the savings on Spencer to pick up an extra veteran ILB (Brooking and James possibly gone), a Safety, and possibly a DL.
  4. Gaede

    Gaede Well-Known Member

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    Pretty good. Probably realistic, as well.

    Especially like the Minnifield, Rodriguez and Thomas picks
  5. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    I have trouble hopping on board with any scenario that has us only replacing one OLineman or is trusting a 3rd round pick to come in and start.

    I don't hate this, but I can't think that any scenario is better than signing Nicks and drafting DeCastro. Just can't do it, especially considering that DE/OLB is such a high risk position as far as drafting since there are so many guys who just don't get it done at the NFL level
  6. GloryDaysRBack

    GloryDaysRBack Well-Known Member

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    Nicks and Decastro? No chance in hell..pray we get 1
  7. Dcowboy84

    Dcowboy84 Well-Known Member

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    not bad man.

    the only things i would have probably done different would have been replacing the NT you took with the guy from Washington, and instead of the HB/FB in the 5th hope that the CB Dwight Bentley is there.

    i'm a little torn on whether the QB is worth it it was said earlier if Rainey is somehow still there i'd probably go that route.
  8. Zimmy Lives

    Zimmy Lives Well-Known Member

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    I'll take it! Text it to Jerry right away!
  9. ABQcowboyJR

    ABQcowboyJR Well-Known Member

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    Is kosier really that bad in your opinion? I like the minnifield pick alot
  10. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    you do know Kosier tore his knee up again, right? There is not a whole lot of hope that he could be counted on to start next year. The guy is pretty broken down.
  11. ABQcowboyJR

    ABQcowboyJR Well-Known Member

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    I don't see why he can't recover and give us another year. Can't overhaul the whole thing at once. If we sign Nicks, we have the other starting guard already on the team (Kosier,Holland,Dockery).
  12. bringinthehurt31

    bringinthehurt31 Member

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    I could live with it. However, isn't Evan Rodriguez from Temple? I think he may have transfered from WVU a couple years ago.
  13. Thatkidbob

    Thatkidbob Active Member

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    I think Kosier is done. Hopefully I'm wrong, but why not draft his replacement? The end is near for him, if it hasn't already passed.

    Nice mock, Count.
  14. ABQcowboyJR

    ABQcowboyJR Well-Known Member

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    I'm all for drafting his replacement, but not at 14. Its just too high for a guard IMO. Plus i'm not sold that Decastro is the godsend. There is alot of guard talent later in this draft.
  15. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    I'm with you on that one, but under this scenario, DeCastro isn't in play.

    Hebron Fangupo is my pet cat, so you're all going to get sick of seeing him in every mock I post between now and the draft, I'm sure. :laugh2:

    I do like Bentley, just a little weary of how quickly he's shot up boards, now they are saying he's a 3rd rounder... dunno if I could bite that early.

    I think Koiser is done, but wouldn't be surprised to see us trot him out there for another year. At this point in his career, he should be a reliable vet backup. He was getting manhandled at RG.

    I'm really eager to see the combine numbers on these corners.
  16. Oh_Canada

    Oh_Canada Well-Known Member

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    Love it Count...only thing I would change possibly is adding another defensive end, but I guess by adding the NT you are hoping that Rat can move over more often.
  17. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Upshaw won't be there at #14.

    I wouldn't pick him anyway.
  18. Tex

    Tex Active Member

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    I hoping for one of either decastro or nicks/grubs. But I want a new center. I think the other guard spot can be filled for a year with one of kosier, holland, dockery.

    I would love nicks or grubs AND decastro just dont think its going to happen.
  19. ZeroClub

    ZeroClub just trying to get better

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    Nice to see a new scenario (DeCastro gone).

    Do you essentially have Nicks replacing Kosier here or is Kosier retained?
  20. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    I'd rather let Kosier go, and resign Holland.

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