Your early top 10 Big Board for the Cowboys?

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  1. tm1119

    tm1119 Well-Known Member

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    Taking some draft position and team needs into account of course(No Luck/Kalil/RG3)....

    1. Dre Kirkpatrick- Top CB in the draft for me after Claiborne who go in the top 5. Most likely wont be there, but its not completely impossible

    2. Courtney Upshaw- Possible game changer on the other side of Ware. Again, not likely he falls

    3. Whitney Mercilus- Another game changing rush LB opposite of Ware.

    4. David Decastro- Could anchor the inside of our line for a long time to come

    5. Alfonzo Denard- 3rd Best CB in the draft

    6. Barrett Jones- Can play both OG and OT. Would be a nice athletic OG to anchor the line

    7. Devon Still- Probably the best 3-4 DE in the draft.

    8. Melvin Ingram- Another freakish OLB pass rusher

    9. Vontaze Burfict- A lot of people have soured on him, but I still think he is a beast. Would be a nice addition to the run stopping game, even tho he can hold his own in coverage.

    10. Janoris Jenkins- Character and size are ?'s, but his coverage skills are not to be questioned.
  2. realtick

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    Good way to approach looking at the draft. Obviously, where we end up drafting in the 1st round really dictates who we can realistically target, but just taking a broad shot at it....

    I've got these guys in the following order:

    1. DeCastro....should instantly solidify the offensive line

    2. Kirkpatrick....I'm higher on this guy than most guys. We need an influx of talent in the secondary with starter potential; I don't see Dennard as that type.

    3. Melvin Ingram....I like Ingram, but I'm not as high on him as others. I do give him the edge over a guy like Upshaw because of his versatility.

    4. Bruce Irvin....I'm a fan of his as a pass rusher. I think he's the best pass rushing OLB prospect in the draft. I believe he's more of a late 1st round consideration.

    5. Devon Still....He has the size the Cowboys like at DE. Late 1st round is where these kind of guys end up (see: Cameron Heyward, Jared Odrick, Mohammed Wilkinson, et cetera).

    6. I'm tired...
  3. Marktui

    Marktui Active Member

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    David DeCastro-G
    Kevin Zeitler-G
    Pete Konz-C

    Bruce Irvin
    Melvin Ingram
    Ronell Lewis

    Defensive Line
    Dontari Poe
    Jerel Worthy
    Devon Still

    Dre Kirkpatrick
    Janoris Jenkins
    Morris Claiborne

    Tight End
    Coby Fleener
    David Paulson
  4. lwehlers

    lwehlers Well-Known Member

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    if the cowboys do not sign spencer then the best available olb passrusher is a must. free agency does not offer much help for us. decastro would be a great second choice. have him and nagy as the guards and kowalski as the center then the cowboys would have a great running game with murray next year.
  5. SDogo

    SDogo Not as good as I once was but as good once as I ev

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    1. David DeCastro | OG | Stanford
    2. Marvin Ingram | OLB | South Carolina
    3. Dre Kirkpatrick | CB | Alabama
    4. Dont'a Hightower | ILB | Alabama
    5. Dontari Poe | NT | Memphis
    6. Alfonzo Dennard | CB | Nebraska
    7. Lamar Miller | RB | Miami
    8. Janoris Jenkins | CB | North Alabama
    9. Billy Winn | DE | Boise St
    10. Fletcher Cox | DT(DE) | Mississippi St
  6. tm1119

    tm1119 Well-Known Member

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    After looking into things a bit more I'm now realizing Mercilus isnt the player I thought he was. Most people are saying hes not a 3-4 guy.

    I would take him out of the equation completely and bump everyone up 1 slot and put Fletcher Cox at #10. Cox is probably the 2nd best 3-4 end in the draft. Nick Perry, Cordy Glenn, Dont'a Hightower, and Mark Barron could all fit that #10 slot as well.
  7. Bigdog

    Bigdog Well-Known Member

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    that would be my order although I think I would put Jenkins at 6 and move Dennard up to 4. Don't get me wrong I like Hightower but I don't think ILB is pressing need as CB or interior line is.
  8. Oh_Canada

    Oh_Canada Well-Known Member

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    1.Melvin Ingram- My only concern with him is whether or not he has the elite first step to be an impact olb in the 3-4. Still like him for his tenacity/versatility/motor though.

    2.Dontari Poe-Massive anchor in the middle, sorely needed by this defense. EVERY good 3-4 defense needs it's beast in the middle.

    3.David Decastro-popular choice and I understand why. My problem is it's not a premium position, there are a few FA's who could be available and the Cowboys have a bunch of young prospects there who need to develop.

    4.Bruce Irvin-Elite first step, great toughness...if I was sure he could play every down he might be number #1 on my list.

    5.Janoris Jenkins-Has some issues with weed, but his talent is undeniable. Might be time for the Cowboys to take a chance if they think his issues are past him.

    6.Almeda Ta'Amu-Not as high on him as Poe, because I think Poe is more dynamic, but Ta'Amu is strong as a bull and can anchor like nobody's business.

    7.Courtney Upshaw-Not sure if he is a big upgrade on Spencer other than the fact he might be more consistent.

    8.Alfonzo Dennard-I like his toughness and if drafted I would hope a new DB coach would also be added as I am afraid of what will come of him should Campo get his hands on him. Kid is a little rough around the edges.

    9.Brandon Washington-Very versatile and will improve once he is given a single position to focus on. I like his toughness, mean streak and athletic talent. I think he is poised to climb draft boards.

    10.Devon Still-This guy gives me the creeps, not sure reason why other than he might be a little lazy for my taste. He does have the physical traits to be a great 3-4 end.

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