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D-Unit
04-01-2011, 08:32 PM
Annual rankings by Rich. I'm anxiously awaiting the Top 100.

http://www.dallasnews.com/sports/dallas-cowboys/

QUARTERBACK
1. Cam Newton, Auburn (6-5, 248)
2. Blaine Gabbert, Missouri (6-4, 234)
3. Jake Locker, Washington (6-2 ½, 231)
4. Christian Ponder, Florida State (6-2, 229)
5. Ryan Mallett, Arkansas (6-6½, 253)

HALFBACK
1. Mark Ingram , Alabama (5-9, 215)
2. Ryan Williams, Fresno State (5-9, 212)
3. Daniel Thomas, Kansas State (6-0, 230)
4. Mikel Leshoure, Illinois (5-11½, 227)
5. Taiwan Jones, Eastern Washington (5-11½, 194)

FULLBACK
1. Anthony Sherman, Connecticut (5-10, 242)
2. Henry Hynoski, Pitt (6-0, 257)
3. Shaun Chapas, Georgia (6-2, 247)
4. Owen Marecic, Stanford (6-0½, 248)
5. Stanley Mavili, Southern Cal (6-0, 227)

WIDE RECEIVER
1. A.J. Green, Georgia (6-3½, 211)
2. Julio Jones, Alabama (6-2½, 220
3. Jon Baldwin, Pitt (6-4, 228)
4. Torrey Smith, Maryland (6-0½, 204)
5. Titus Young, Boise State (5-11, 174)

TIGHT END
1. Lance Kendricks, Wisconsin (6-2½, 243)
2. Luke Stocker, Tennessee (6-4½, 258)
3. Kyle Rudolph, Notre Dame (6-6, 259
4. D.J. Williams, Arkansas (6-2, 245)
5. Charles Clay, Tulsa (6-2½, 245)

OFFENSIVE TACKLE
1. Tyron Smith, Southern Cal (6-5, 307)
2. Nate Solder, Colorado (6-8, 319)
3. Anthony Castonzo, Boston College (6-7, 311)
4. Gabe Carimi, Wisconsin (6-7, 314)
5. Derrick Sherrod, Mississippi State (6-5, 321)

GUARD
1. Danny Watkins, Baylor (6-3, 310)
2. Marcus Cannon, TCU (6-5, 358)
3. William Rackley, Lehigh (6-3, 309)
4. Clint Boling, Georgia (6-4½, 308)
5. John Moffitt, Wisconsin (6-4, 319)

CENTER
1. Mike Pouncey, Florida (6-5, 303)
2. Stefen Wisniewski, Penn State (6-3, 313)
3. Rodney Hudson, Florida State (6-2, 299)
4. Brandon Fusco, Slippery Rock (6-4, 306)
5. Jason Kelce, Cincinnati (6-2½, 280)

DEFENSIVE END
1. Da’Quan Bowers, Clemson (6-3, 280)
2. Robert Quinn, North Carolina (6-4, 265)
3. J.J. Watt, Wisconsin (6-5, 290)
4. Aldon Smith, Missouri (6-4, 263)
5. Cameron Jordan, Cal (6-4, 287)

DEFENSIVE TACKLE
1. Marcell Dareus, Alabama (6-3, 319)
2. Nick Fairley, Auburn (6-3½, 291)
3. Corey Liuget, Illinois (6-2, 298)
4. Muhammad Wilkerson, Temple (6-4, 315)
5. Marvin Austin, North Carolina (6-1½, 309)

OUTSIDE LINEBACKER
1. Von Miller, Texas A&M (6-2½, 246)
2. Akeem Ayers, UCLA (6-2½, 254)
3. Martez Wilson, Illinois (6-3½, 250)
4. Bruce Carter, North Carolina (6-1½, 241)
5. K.J. Wright, Mississippi State (6-3, 246)

INSIDE/MIDDLE LINEBACKER
1. Quan Sturdivant, North Carolina (6-1, 241)
2. Akeem Dent, Georgia (6-1, 242)
3. Ross Homan, Ohio State (6-0½, 240)
4. Greg Jones, Michigan State (6-0, 242)
5. Casey Matthews, Oregon (6-0½, 231)

CORNERBACK
1. Patrick Peterson, LSU (6-0, 219)
2. Prince Amukamara, Nebraska (6-0, 206)
3. Jimmy Smith, Colorado (6-2, 211)
4. Aaron Williams, Texas (5-11½, 204)
5. Ras-I Dowling, Virginia (6-1, 198)

SAFETY
1. Rahim Moore, UCLA (5-11½, 202)
2. Jaiquawn Jarrett, Temple (5-11½, 198)
3. Quinton Carter, Oklahoma (6-0½, 208)
4. Tyler Sash, Iowa (6-0, 211)
5. Chris Conte, Cal (6-2, 197)

KICKER
1. Matt Bosher, Miami-F (6-0, 193)
2. Dan Bailey, Oklahoma State (6-0½, 208)
3. Kai Forbath, UCLA (6-1½, 197)
4. Josh Jasper, LSU (5-10, 174)
5. Reid Forrest, Washington State (6-0, 189)

PUNTER
1. Chas Henry, Florida (6-3, 219)
2. Ryan Donahue, Iowa (6-1½, 193)
3. Aaron Bates, Michigan State (6-0, 200)
4. Trevor Hankins, Arizona State (6-3½, 235)
5. Derek Epperson, Baylor (6-3, 238)

DEEP SNAPPER
1. Danny Aiken, Virginia (6-4, 244)
2. Corey Adams, Kansas State (6-4, 250)
3. Andrew Schulze, Iowa (6-4 ½, 260)
4. Jake McQuaide, Ohio State (6-2½, 239)
5. Christian Yount, UCLA (6-0, 243)

jrdrylie
04-01-2011, 08:59 PM
Nothing too surprising about these rankings. Two things that caught my eye are the running back rankings, with Williams at number two (I think he'll be a colossal bust) and LeShoure at number four. And why the heck is Pouncey listed at center. I think this year at Florida showed us all that he isn't an NFL center.

thule
04-02-2011, 09:54 PM
William Rackley, Lehigh (6-3, 309) is a guy to watch for...we are bringing him in for a private visit.

D-Unit
04-03-2011, 12:36 PM
William Rackley, Lehigh (6-3, 309) is a guy to watch for...we are bringing him in for a private visit.
I know we've been looking at Danny Watkins too. Between the 2, I like Rackley. He's badass.

thule
04-03-2011, 01:52 PM
The thing is that Watkins, Cannon and Rackley are probably 3rd rounders at worst....I'd rather wait a round or two and pick up Moffitt. Any guy with center experience is higher on my board...because no one wants to see this team with w/e trash we have behind Gurode.

Another interesting thing is we have 3 picks in the top 100...with the names we are bringing in it looks like we could be looking to fill 2 OL spots. That would be a lot different than we are used too...and I think it'd speak volumes about the control Garrett has of this team.

D-Unit
04-03-2011, 05:43 PM
The thing is that Watkins, Cannon and Rackley are probably 3rd rounders at worst....I'd rather wait a round or two and pick up Moffitt. Any guy with center experience is higher on my board...because no one wants to see this team with w/e trash we have behind Gurode.

Another interesting thing is we have 3 picks in the top 100...with the names we are bringing in it looks like we could be looking to fill 2 OL spots. That would be a lot different than we are used too...and I think it'd speak volumes about the control Garrett has of this team.
Yeah, I agree with you. Plus Moffitt has some experience at C.

I think we have bigger needs. The team brought back '09 3rd rounder Robert Brewster. He could fill the need of youth at OG.

thule
04-03-2011, 08:07 PM
Yuck...after being cut and not picked up by a single NFL team I just don't see him as a starter period.

Koiser is a FA and everything I've read this offseason points to us getting rid of Davis. A big part of that has to do with the CBA deal...but anyone who is underperforming their contract is a realistic cut...because after a new CBA come into place teams won't be able to free cap space without the hit.

Without even thinking about this...I think it's clear this team wants to address interior Ol as well as OT...doesn't take long to figure that out..just look at who we've been looking at this offseason.

Interior OL isn't our biggest need I agree...but it should/will be addressed on draft day...the question becomes...how soon.

HEISMANHERSCHEL
04-06-2011, 01:21 PM
It wouldn't hurt my feelings at all if after taking a nice defensive havoc wrecker, we loaded up on OL in the 2,3 and 4th rounds. I don't want to go through another season without Romo and no running lanes for the backs.

D-Unit
04-06-2011, 01:37 PM
Yuck...after being cut and not picked up by a single NFL team I just don't see him as a starter period.

Koiser is a FA and everything I've read this offseason points to us getting rid of Davis. A big part of that has to do with the CBA deal...but anyone who is underperforming their contract is a realistic cut...because after a new CBA come into place teams won't be able to free cap space without the hit.

Without even thinking about this...I think it's clear this team wants to address interior Ol as well as OT...doesn't take long to figure that out..just look at who we've been looking at this offseason.

Interior OL isn't our biggest need I agree...but it should/will be addressed on draft day...the question becomes...how soon.
Probably 100% right. Damn what a **** draft that 2009 was. We spent a fricken 3rd rounder on Brewster.

HEISMANHERSCHEL
04-10-2011, 11:14 PM
I have read several times that "we have 3 picks in the top 100" and I don't understand. That doesnt seem rare to me at all for a team that went 6-10. Isn't that about right? 3 picks in the top 100? I still don't see why people mention this. Now, New England has a coup with draft picks this year. But as far as I can tell we have exactly what we should have.