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With the 18th pick in the 2006 draft the Dallas Cowboys select:

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by CrazyCowboy, Apr 27, 2006.

  1. CrazyCowboy

    CrazyCowboy Well-Known Member

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    2. Manny Lawson, N.C. State (6-5 3/8, 241, 4.45)
    Lawson had a complete workout at the Combine. He ran his two 40s in 4.43 and 4.46 and recorded a 39½-inch vertical jump, a 10-foot-4 long jump, a 4.18 short shuttle, a 6.90 three-cone drill and 23 bench presses. He played defensive end and running back in high school, and qualified for the State track meet in four different events. He played as a true freshman in 2002 and led the nation with three blocked punts. He also competed on the track team in the spring. He started three games in 2003 and won the ACC long jump in track competition with a 24-foot-3½ jump. Last season, he started 11 games at defensive end and had 10½ sacks. Lawson has great athletic ability with above-average toughness. He has very good pass-rush ability and very good quickness. He lacks bulk, but he should be able to put some on. He will be 22 years old in July. I think his best position is defensive end, but he most likely can play outside linebacker and can also be a very good special teams player.
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  2. CowboysFaninDC

    CowboysFaninDC Well-Known Member

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    I am concerned about his size. he needs to add weight and the added weight will slow him down just a bit....which puts him in the same category as carpenter...except carpenter has LB experience and is a known quantity...and lawson is a gamble.
  3. Qwickdraw

    Qwickdraw Benched

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    Wow.
    I never expected to see that.
    That's a new take on things.
    You really went out on a limb with this one.
    It's refreshing to see such a new outlook.
    ...


    Saturday can't get here fast enough.

    ;)
  4. CIWhitefish

    CIWhitefish Member

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    I like a 10 1/2 sack 'gamble'.
  5. Billy Bullocks

    Billy Bullocks Active Member

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    I dont watch NC State football. Who has seen the kid play. Was he getting the attention or was it much more Mario Williams doing that?

    If we draft him, I trust it. Parcells knows LB's. And SOLB is one of the positions that really need an upgrade, not just depth
  6. canters

    canters Active Member

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    He is a slightly quicker and faster version of Demarcus Ware, but his is noticeably thinner in build, really so from the hips down.

    He will be a pass rushing demon, but he is weak against the run. He gets tangled up with bigger OL and they maul him. He either must get bigger or learn to shed blocks.

    He is a very intelligent guy who will learn fast. I think he will be fine as a NFL player, but not as good at first as Carpenter. Depends on what you want,,,a run stuffer or a pass rusher.

    Stuffer = Carpenter

    Pass Rusher = Lawnson.

    My bet is Wimbley. Best of both worlds.
  7. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    With the 18th pick Dallas trades it to fill in the blank.
  8. Rack Bauer

    Rack Bauer Federal Agent

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  9. dougonthebench

    dougonthebench Cowboys Forever

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    :laugh2: how big is he now?about 300 lbs?
  10. Rack Bauer

    Rack Bauer Federal Agent

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    320. And Ferguson is automatically a backup now.
  11. hendog

    hendog Well-Known Member

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    300? His head weighs 300!
  12. dougonthebench

    dougonthebench Cowboys Forever

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    :laugh2: as long as he can plug up the middle......
  13. CrazyCowboy

    CrazyCowboy Well-Known Member

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    Now if Ngata slips to us at #18, then all my Manny Lawson stuff is history.......we would have to take the big Oregon tackle IMO!

    This guy is a monster and can stuff the middle as well as any player in the game already........any! ;)
  14. cboyd

    cboyd Member

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    we should take Wimbley or Lawson with the #18 pick. They will be able to stop the run and will be a terror to any offense. Who would terroize an offense more Lawson/Wimbley and Ware or Carpentar and Ware. To me this is easy. Give me Lawson or Wimbley
  15. Billy Bullocks

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    Having a nose like Ngata would be insane. The guy is a freak of nature. Wouldn't mind him in nickel situations either, he's quick as hell.
  16. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Really going out on a limb there CC. :lmao:

    I still think at least a 50/50 chance we trade down.
  17. RealCowboyfan

    RealCowboyfan Championship

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  18. peplaw06

    peplaw06 That Guy

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    Just what we need... A candidate for the US Olympic long jump team;)
  19. aznhalf

    aznhalf New Member

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    Amen to that! :star:
  20. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    More like a super man!

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