Why trade down? No clear cut leaders!

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by nathanlt, Mar 8, 2005.

  1. nathanlt

    nathanlt Well-Known Member

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    Look, this draft has no clear cut #1, no clear cut best QB, LB, DT, OT, DE, WR, RB.... This draft is ALL over the place. You pick the position, NO ONE is head and shoulders above their competition. Trading down and letting one of the 2 best guys in position contest to fall to us is smart. I think that more than a few highly ranked players will fall because a few teams will focus and fixate on a players 40 time, or area of need, etc.

    The draft is always a guessing game, but I think this year is even more so. You're rolling the dice on EVERYBODY, because it's such close competition. Currently, Dallas has 2 rolls of the dice in the first round, and one in the second. I'm a huge fan of increasing your picks in the first two rounds. Dallas could end up with 4, 5 or even 6 picks in the first two rounds.

    Let the discussions begin. :anvil:
  2. Crown Royal

    Crown Royal Insulin Beware

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    Absolutely I make my first rounders into more picks. This draft is about depth, not surefire pickups. There is literally NOONE that I can point to in this draft and undoubtedly say they will be great (note - I am a skeptic)
  3. Joe a Cowboys fan

    Joe a Cowboys fan New Member

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    Dallas has a shot at several great/good candidates at either DT or DE with either first round pick or both. But the fall off is pretty good from the first round to the second. Ferguson can go either way which means we might be shoping for another DL that can play either 4/3 or 3/4.

    There are not a lot of great/good WR candidates in the first round available to us unless one falls, so if Bill decides a WR capable of streching the field is a position of priority he will move on one of the few ones that are available. I think that WR and CB are positions in this category.

    The position I am really puzzeling on is FS. From what I see there is perhaps one good SS in the first round and maybe one if the second. If Roy becomes the starting SS then we need a really good FS to pair with him. So do we take a fast SS or a big CB in the draft and convert them to FS? Or try to fill that spot with a FA in a market that isn't real deep in quality FSs?

    The third pick is where I see us shoping for substitutional specialist LBs if Dallas will alternate between the 4/3 and the 3/4 defence.

    As I say every year trading down to garner a larger number of picks is a cop out. There are enough players available in the first and second rounds Dallas should be working for the best available players they can get. Not on damage controll for a team with too many holes in it to take the best. Jerry wants to win.
  4. nathanlt

    nathanlt Well-Known Member

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    Josh Bullocks, Josh Bullocks, Josh Bullocks. Round 2. 'Nuff said.

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