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WalterFootball.com 1/16/14 Mock Draft

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by BrAinPaiNt, Jan 16, 2014.

  1. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Looking down on you Staff Member

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    I am just giving picks they have for the Cowboys. They only list the first four rounds.
    If you want to see the whole list.... http://walterfootball.com/draft2014.php

    Round 1

    Dallas Cowboys: Louis Nix, NT, Notre Dame
    The Cowboys would love it if someone like Louis Nix fell to them because they have major problems at defensive tackle. Jason Hatcher happens to be a free agent, while the other starter, Nick Hayden, was an abomination this past season. Nix can fit in either defense, so he would make lots of sense just in case Jerry Jones wants to eventually move back to the 3-4.

    Round 2

    Dallas Cowboys: David Yankey, G/OT, Stanford
    The Cowboys are so desperate at guard that they lured Brian Waters out of semi-retirement. Waters was then knocked out for the year. So much for that.

    Round 3

    Dallas Cowboys: Telvin Smith, OLB, Florida State
    When defenders like Ernie Sims and DeVonte Holloman are playing major snaps for the defense, something absolutely needs to be done.

    Round 4

    Dallas Cowboys: Jordan Richards, S, Stanford
    Dallas had horrible safety play all year. An upgrade in this area would have allowed it to beat Philadelphia in Week 17.
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  2. tm1119

    tm1119 Well-Known Member

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    Would love the rounds 1-3. Don't think Richards is going to solve any problems at S though. Change him out for his teammate Ben Gardner and it would be a great draft.

    The writer was pretty darn negative though. Some of those shots at players were unnecessary. Hayden is a decent player who did his best when asked to start and Holloman looked ok when healthy.
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  3. Idgit

    Idgit That sounds really boring Staff Member

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    They have the names of the players right, and more or less the positions of need down, but some of these assessments are a tad harsh. Abomination?
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  4. dwight

    dwight Well-Known Member

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    I love the first pick. I want Nix as a Cowboy badly.
  5. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    I can't get behind any draft that doesn't have us selecting an edge rusher. This would leave us with Ware and Selvie as the starters again, more than likely.
  6. Idgit

    Idgit That sounds really boring Staff Member

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    Unless we bring Spencer back on a one year deal. Still a risk, but he's a possible affordable stop-gap.
  7. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    They hate the Cowboys. He usually mocks picks that he does not like to the Cowboys.

    For years he had a section dedicated to stupid stuff that Emmitt said while trying to be a media guy.
  8. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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    Walt hates the Cowboys.
  9. ologan

    ologan Well-Known Member

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    And you expected something different from these posters?:)
  10. AmishCowboy

    AmishCowboy if you ain't first, you're last

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    Agree on both Hayden and Holloman
  11. marchetta

    marchetta Well-Known Member

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    FWIW, Broadus (sp?) already stated that Dallas doesn't want the big 300+ defensive linemen. They want the smaller types that can get upfield and pressure the qb.
  12. starfrombirth

    starfrombirth Well-Known Member

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    Isn't hatcher 300+?
  13. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Looking down on you Staff Member

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    Just so you understand...It's not my draft I just posted it from the site.
  14. Boys122

    Boys122 Well-Known Member

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    I like it.
  15. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    Marinelli likes DLinemen that can win with quickness. It just happens that most of the really quick guys are around 300 lbs or less. If a bigger player has the required quickness, I don't think he would have any problem getting him. Nix probably does not have the level of quickness that Marinelli is looking to get; however, he is quick considering his really large size.

    I think if he had the opportunity to get a guy like Linval Joseph who is over 320, that he would jump at the opportunity because he is really quick for a 1-tech type DT.

    Broaddus likes to talk in generalities. It's 50-50 that he has even reviewed film of Nix.
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  16. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    He's listed at like 302 I think

    The idea of not wanting 300+ players is more of a philosophy. Marinelli wants quick guys, and they tend to be under 300 (i.e. Ratliff.) That doesn't mean that they will refuse to draft a guy because he weighs 308 I don't think.
  17. JPM

    JPM Well-Known Member

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    Too bad, I blame you for ruining my Friday mock draft day....
  18. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    been saying that joseph and byrd would be my top 2 targets in FA
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  19. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    2nd half of last year, Hayden might have been one of the worst players on the team (behind Heath of course). abomination is tough though..
  20. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    Nix is a run stuffing NT. His pass rush skills are limited. He's had some motivational issues and a recent (relatively minor) knee surgery.

    We are looking for high motor guys who can get after the QB.

    We passed on a highly rated DT last year because he didn't fit our defense system. Why on earth would we go after a player who is the exact opposite of what we want?
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