When were you glad the team didn't get who you wanted to draft?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Reverend Conehead, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. Reverend Conehead

    Reverend Conehead Well-Known Member

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    For me that's easy. I wanted Paxton Lynch in this last draft. Man, was Dak ever a better deal. Lynch might end up being a good QB. Time will tell, but Dak was a once in a lifetime find.

    Second place is Melvin Gordon. I wanted him after we lost Murray, but Zeke is way, way better.

    Your turn. Who is a player you wanted, but are glad we didn't get?
  2. Bullflop

    Bullflop Well-Known Member

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    Like many others like yourself, I wanted Paxton Lynch as well, although I haven't looked back since we got blessed with Dak instead. I also wanted Zeke as my #1 pick last year. Needless to say, things turned out extremely well and then some!

    I hope either Takk McKinley, Charles Harris or TJ Watt as our #1 guy this year. Give me CB Quincy Wilson as our #2 and I'm well pleased.
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  3. skinsscalper

    skinsscalper Well-Known Member

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    Aaron Hernandez

    Too soon?
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  4. okstateCowboy

    okstateCowboy Well-Known Member

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    Manziel and Lynch
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  5. superonyx

    superonyx Well-Known Member

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    RB Ingram
    WR Treadwell
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  6. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    I wasn't be sure about Tyron Smith and actually wanted to trade down for the two-for of Anthony Costanzo and Danny Watkins. D'oh!
  7. bsheeern

    bsheeern Well-Known Member

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    One of the biggest debates this board had for a while was D Ware vs Merriman. I slightly preferred Merriman over Ware. He was just Nastier at the point of attack vs Ware. Ware was more speed & finesse. Come to find out, it was steroids that made Merriman that way. Glad we got Ware.
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  8. Ranching

    Ranching Well-Known Member

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    I really wanted Escobar, oh wait, my bad.
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  9. The Quest for Six

    The Quest for Six Well-Known Member

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    He was so good with the lasso, he was dying to become a Cowboy!!
  10. Leadbelly

    Leadbelly Well-Known Member

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    Easy. 2013 draft.

    Chance Warmack and Jonathan Cooper topped my wish list (and I was far from the only one). Can't miss guys. CAN'T. MISS. Position of severe need. Pair with Tyron Smith and create a dominant OL for a decade.

    Unfortunately, they both go top 10. "Dang Jerry. You should have traded up," I said.

    BUT WAIT! A top DT in Shariff Floyd inexplicably drops all the way to our pick. We lucked out! Don't look a gift horse in the mouth Jerry. Take the stud DT.

    Nope. We trade down. "What the hell is this team doing," I said. We should have picked Floyd.

    Cooper busts.
    Warmack busts.
    Floyd busts.

    These were the 5th (Floyd), 6th (Cooper), and 8th (Warmack) rated players on our leaked draft board, by the way.

    We "settled" for some Center from Wisconsin.

    If either Warmack or Cooper dropped to our pick, we don't draft Frederick. We likely don't draft Zack Martin the following year either. We'd still be trying to make it work with Warmack/Cooper. Very different team without those two. Also, the pick we got from the trade down was used on another offensive starter - Terrence Williams.
  11. tyke1doe

    tyke1doe Well-Known Member

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    If we're not taking into account the player not being available when it's our pick, I'd say ...

    Ted Ginn Jr., Steve Smith (the former Giants receiver), Rashaun Wood, Marquis Walker, Brady Quinn, Johnny Manziel, James Francis, Reggie Bush.
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  12. haleyrules

    haleyrules Well-Known Member

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    JJ Watt...Tyron Smith. It still a close call!
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  13. Reverend Conehead

    Reverend Conehead Well-Known Member

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    Almost forgot about Brady Quinn. I wanted him. Thought he would be great. Oh, well.
  14. Ranching

    Ranching Well-Known Member

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    Close call, but I think Watts back problems give Smith the nod, so far. Knock on wood.
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  15. mrtxstar

    mrtxstar Benched

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    Same here, I wanted the Cowboys to draft Lynch and Prescott wasn't even on my radar of consideration. After Moore broke his leg I thought Dak would just get more grooming to be the backup if needed but still never considered him a viable starter. And then Romo got hurt and I wanted to panic but knew if our rookie could produce like he had in the preseason that we might be okay. I'm happy how things worked out... and Lynch is still waiting for is first start in the regular season.
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  16. Dallas_Cowboys50

    Dallas_Cowboys50 Well-Known Member

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    Same here. And also as others have said, I really wanted Paxton Lynch lol......
  17. Sepia

    Sepia Well-Known Member

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    Last year. Wanted Ramsey.
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  18. mrtxstar

    mrtxstar Benched

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    Hang'em high
  19. haleyrules

    haleyrules Well-Known Member

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    Yep. Smith is an outstanding Cowboy and it looks like he may outlast Watt. I like them both.
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  20. rbr651

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    It's a loaded question, many of these players would perform differently when playing for different teams. You can't evaluate them based on how they play for another team. I think Merriman would have been just as dominant in Dallas as Ware was.

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