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We Could Have Gotten Him

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

  1. reddyuta

    reddyuta Well-Known Member

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    Earl thomas is the same height and he is doing fine, i think Elam will be a a great safety in the NFL.
  2. jrumann59

    jrumann59 Well-Known Member

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    I was talking about Elam. Since this thread is about elam.

    In baltimore Huff is slotted to play the FS so Elam will most likely play the SS. He will be the enforcer safety which is what his play-style is conducive to and I think he should be a FS because he likes to stick his nose into run support and I do not think his body will hold up at the NFL if he is the run supporter safety.
  3. jrumann59

    jrumann59 Well-Known Member

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    Thomas plays FS in Baltimore Huff will be playing FS that leaves SS for Elam.
  4. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    The problem is Elam is stiff in coverage so he's not going to be able to hang with WRs and TEs are going to give the smaller safeties trouble no matter what. That's quite a liability in coverage there.

    Earl Thomas does have the cover abilities to cover WRs.
  5. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    My bad. A little closer.
  6. Pessimist_cowboy

    Pessimist_cowboy Well-Known Member

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    The cowboys didn't even have Elam on their draft board . He wasn't even a consideration . We needed to help protect romo made the right choice .
  7. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    Agree with this
  8. Seven

    Seven Messenger to the football Gods

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    Did you REALLY expect thousands and thousands of free thinking human beings to give a collective "hip-hip-hooray" on a single event with multiple outcomes?

    Moses was good but not THAT good.

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    This is probably accurate. There is no question in my mind that Vaccaro was the player they wanted at 18. Once he was gone, the Cowboys actively started to try and trade down. Reid, who knows? The Cowboys could have had Reid but they elected to trade down instead. I think they would have taken him if he had been there at 31 but you new there was no chance of that.
  10. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    Reid was supposedly one of those guys that had 2nd round grade but was in the top 32. And reports from Broaddus has always been that they like him. They also appeared miffed that the 49ers took him, it's rumored that the 49ers lied to them on who they were taking when they made the trade.
  11. Muhast

    Muhast Newo

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    To me, he looked better in coverage than BW Webb did at the senior bowl. And I like Webb.

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    I have heard that also but the reality, at least in my mind, is that Reid was not going to make it to 31. If the Cowboys had him at 18 and elected to trade down to 31, that makes me question just how much they really wanted him. The 49ers may have been less then honest in who they were taking but, we had to know that the chances of him falling were at best, even and more likely none at all.
  13. Fredd

    Fredd Well-Known Member

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    Not a big Reid guy....I like Cyrpien as well as any of the Safeties

    I am very happy with Frederick @ #31 over Reid...
  14. Yuma Cactus

    Yuma Cactus Active Member

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    Say what you will about Bob, but I'd take 5 years of what he brought.
  15. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    There really aren't definded FS's and SS's anymore in the NFL. You just have interchangable safeties now, both of whom do some covering and some run stopping.
  16. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    Mayock did NOT say that. He said that "ultimately, he's a starting safety". Meaning that at some point, he will start, not that he starts Day 1.

    When it comes to DB's, I take Mayock's word as gospel. He's right way more often than he's wrong.

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