Cowboys TE Coach Lunda Wells on 105.3

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It was a bad pick at that place
How different would this draft look if the Giants hadn’t picked Schmitz and we had got him
 

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All you ever hear from anyone in the NFL is that blocking is 90% willingness or want-to.

You’re telling me you couldn’t find a veteran on the street or rookie free agent that couldn’t that?

Once again, they bought a Kia Sorento at 300% above retail and told you “it’s reliable transportation and just what we need.”
 

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He is on now.

Says Schoonmaker had the best blocking fundamentals of any TE in this draft.
To be blunt this sounds more like what you hear from a defense lawyer. "He is such a good family man" about a peeping tom.

I truly doubt he was that good at blocking; Washington for example. There are a couple others that I would say were at least as good.
 

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Imagine this scenario...

You're given $750K and told to go out and spend it on a home. The home you purchase can be as lavish as you want, in any location you choose, or as inexpensive as you want. The only caveat is any remaining money leftover after you purchase the home is not available to you. It's gone.

You go out. The real estate market is your oyster. However, you decide to buy a simple turn-key 1 bedroom/1 bath, 1,000 SF home for $130K on a small lot with limited potential for any future additions. You rationalize "well, all I really needed was a roof over my head and it gets the job done." The remaining $620K leftover is taken away.

That's roughly analogous of what the Cowboys did drafting a 25-year old blocking TE with the #58 overall pick in the 2nd round.

People can try to rationalize the pick but it was a waste of a commodity (high draft pick). It was bad value.
You're pretending there are enough roster spots open to take a developmental type, or waste a pick on a player who won't see any playing time, like Tolbert.

In my view, this was a win-now draft.. and they just want guys who can play dual roles, like on STs and still contribute something if/when injuries happen.

Schoonmaker is better than you're making him out to be. You'll see that when he gets here, I'm betting.
Some of you are mad about the picks because you have the media's board as your board, which is laughable.

They build their board on all kinds of data, interviews, etcetera that we don't have access to. Looks like they have a plan to beat San Fran.
 

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Who is the tight end in the seventh round that would be better than Luke
Better question: who was still on the board at te that was rated higher than Luke and what pick did they go?

Based on cowboys picking at the end of the round he likely would not have made it to them, especially with everyone knowing the Cowboys wanted a te at some point and could easily jump them .

Cowboys took their guy even if you consider them picking him At the end of the 2nd compared to mid 3rd (where he was projected) a huge reach
 

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All you ever hear from anyone in the NFL is that blocking is 90% willingness or want-to.

You’re telling me you couldn’t find a veteran on the street or rookie free agent that couldn’t that?

Once again, they bought a Kia Sorento at 300% above retail and told you “it’s reliable transportation and just what we need.”
This…

I would’ve 100% rather reach on a pass catching TE like Whyle in the 3rd than a freaking run blocker hoping he can be a good pass catcher.
 

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Better question: who was still on the board at te that was rated higher than Luke and what pick did they go?

Based on cowboys picking at the end of the round he likely would not have made it to them, especially with everyone knowing the Cowboys wanted a te at some point and could easily jump them .

Cowboys took their guy even if you consider them picking him At the end of the 2nd compared to mid 3rd (where he was projected) a huge reach
Here I have a philosophical difference with a lot of zoners. We’re talking about 15 no it’s a 20 slots. And we can’t have the resolution to this debate until a year or so down the road however if screen becomes all that I don’t understand the reach. debate. Well I understand it I think I disagree with it and you answered part of the question with him being in slide it in the middle of the third round but we took him at the end of the first second I’m sorry and he works out fine. The value issue is suspect in my view. It’s a crapshoot anyway. I’ve had this disagreement with several others and obviously many disagreed with me. I think that’s my lot in life
 

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I have had this debate each draft season. I see some flaws on both sides. Such is life
 

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Imagine this scenario...

You're given $750K and told to go out and spend it on a home. The home you purchase can be as lavish as you want, in any location you choose, or as inexpensive as you want. The only caveat is any remaining money leftover after you purchase the home is not available to you. It's gone.

You go out. The real estate market is your oyster. However, you decide to buy a simple turn-key 1 bedroom/1 bath, 1,000 SF home for $130K on a small lot with limited potential for any future additions. You rationalize "well, all I really needed was a roof over my head and it gets the job done." The remaining $620K leftover is taken away.

That's roughly analogous of what the Cowboys did drafting a 25-year old blocking TE with the #58 overall pick in the 2nd round.

People can try to rationalize the pick but it was a waste of a commodity (high draft pick). It was bad value.
Says who? A couch potato? You haven’t even seen him play?
 

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It sums up the Cowboys approach to talent acquisition. Every once in a while, a mansion falls into their lap but most of the time they are out here buying sheds and mobile homes.
Can you give examples with this analysis?
 

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Schoonmaker stats were better then Whyle last year.
And Whyles career numbers are almost double in yards and TDs.

Whyles tape as a pass catcher is also much more impressive IMO.

And we’re also talking about a round later.
 
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