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We Could Have Gotten Him

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by CowboyMcCoy, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    We missed Elam. And we could have picked him right before the Ravens.
  2. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    I think Wilcox is better. There was a quote by an NFL scout that said he had Wilcox ranked as the #2 Safety in this draft.

    The entire NFL network crew loved Wilcox at the Senior Bowl practices and game.

    Mike Mayock who is one of the few draft media guys that minimizes the hyperbole, said that Wilcox is an instant starter. That is more impressive considering that Wilcox only played defense for 1 year.

    If you watch Wilcox in the Senior Bowl practices, he covers WRs in the drills better than some CBs yet he is a big, thick, 213 lb Safety.
  3. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Looking down on you Staff Member

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    It's over. Your dream did not come true.

    Now you have to wait a few years for FA.

    Until that time.

    Shuddup Already. ;) :p:
  4. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    I'd rather have Frederick than Elam.
  5. blindzebra

    blindzebra Well-Known Member

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  6. Zimmy Lives

    Zimmy Lives Well-Known Member

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    Not sure about the accuracy but it was reported on the Ticket (Norm) that Elam, the brother of Cowboys former safety Abe Elam, was a bit of a screw up and had character issues. Do not know if this is true but it was reportedly enough for the Cowboys to take him off their board.
  7. Chuck 54

    Chuck 54 Well-Known Member

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    Good player, but he will have to be the greatest to make a mark in the NFL at his stature.
  8. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    No we didn't. Clearly we were not interested.
  9. Cowboy Brian

    Cowboy Brian 3.141529 Zone Supporter

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    I don't think the difference between Wilcox and Elam is that great and both are a heck of a lot better then our current safeties (except for possibly Church if he can return from injury). The difference between Frederick and the 3rd round centers is much larger. We made the right call.
  10. Idgit

    Idgit That sounds really boring Staff Member

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    Gandalf the Grey has spoken. You are advised to listen.
  11. Avery

    Avery The Dog that Saved Charleston

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    I was never on the Elam bandwagon. Big hitter, not the best tackler.
  12. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    who cares?
  13. jrumann59

    jrumann59 Well-Known Member

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    He is a bob sanders type safety with the bob sanders stature. No thanks too small to play an enforcer safety that will be out of the league in 5 years due to injuries.
  14. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    Bob Sander is 5-8 200 and Wilcox is 6-0 213. Not hardly the same.
  15. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Man. I was actually thinking of you when you we were on the clock at 31, because you are such an Elam fan. No kidding.

    You should go to the thread that shows how you would have drafted if you want to stake your claim on Elam. Then you can look back on it later.
  16. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    He was talking about Elam I think...who is 5 10.
  17. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

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    Elam reminds me of Charles Haley.
  18. Chuck 54

    Chuck 54 Well-Known Member

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    I assumed he was talking about Elam who is only 5'9" and 207.
  19. dirt

    dirt Member

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    I give up!!the "could've should've guys" have worn me out and ground me down....you all are right, the Cowboys draft sucked. Give it an F

    We should ve drafted Reid...ok go back to all the posts hating a potential Vaccaro pick and haul them out. "how could we draft a safety ranked as a late first to early second rounder when we had so many needs on the OLine?"
    How about Elam with the 18th pick..imagine the horror

    Fine lets stick where we were an pick the player that would appease most fans...Shariff Floyd. Hang on here it comes.."whats wrong with him?, how come mock drafts had him going 3rd overall but he falls to 18? How could we spend a first rounder on a run stuffing defensive tackle that cant sack the qb?"

    Take Justin Pugh at 18? the Giants who are much better at drafting took him at 19? "so all of the top rated offensive linemen are gone and we have to settle for Pugh..who probably can only play guard...talk about drafting for need instead of BPA!"

    tongue in firmly in cheek...the Cowboys could have traded the 18th, thrown in a 6th round pick and some coupons for free coffee at McDonalds, to Jacksonville for the 2nd overall, taken Luke Joekel and people would have complained that we threw in the coupons

    cant win
  20. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    There were only two high pick safeties they liked from what I've seen. Vacarro and Reid. I liked Cyprien myself a whole lot more than Elam. Elam will need to play SS. He's limited as far as coverage.

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