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Old 04-15-2012, 01:05 PM    (permalink
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Solid picks when you held your draft choice :P

Those are some horrible trades though. You got ripped off on every one lol.
I definitely questioned myself after trading down in Round 2, and I do agree that moving down from the middle of the 4th to the beginning of the 5th was a high price to pay for getting Boykin.... but there was the man crush factor that pushed me into doing it. ;) ...and in the end, I got who I was planning to take in Round 2.
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Yeah I would have stayed in round 2 and gone McClellin or Curry. In round 3 you could have still grabbed Hosley. Brockers, Boykins, and Washington is a nice haul, I would like another pressure player. Maybe one is coming?
I totally get the want for an OLB, but honestly, I would expect a much improved pressure player in Spencer with a guy like Brockers up front. If I was taking one in Round 2 it would've been Chandler Jones. Not McClellin (who I think will be a bust or very mediocre) or Curry (who I think is not much better than Victor Butler). If the draft had gone 7 rounds, I would've taken Frank Alexander, the DE from Oklahoma. He's one of my favorite sleepers. Can rush, step back and cover and stop the run. A jack of all trades, master of none type of guy, but I like his potential and hunger.

The difference between Hosley and Boykin is pretty high for me. Hosley is not a very physical player, and he has a slight frame and concussion worries. With someone playing so close to the LOS, I didn't want to go with Hosley. I was actually planning on waiting until later in the draft to grab Ron Brooks if I couldn't get Boykin.
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Keep working through different scenarios just so I can select some different prospects.

We hit the clock at 14 and our phone BLOWS up. NE, NYJ, DET, and Pitt all want to trade up.

Clock winding down and the end of days has to be coming (the Patriots just traded up).

Dallas trades the 14th and 113th selections for the 27th and 31st selections in the 2012 NFL draft.

27) Peter Konz, C, Wisconsin
31) Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama
45) Shea McClellin OLB, Boise State
81) Jared Crick , DT, Nebraska
135) Emmanuel Acho, ILB, Texas
152) Ryan Broyles, WR, Oklahoma
186) George Bryan, TE, North Carolina State
222) G.J. Kinne, QB, Tulsa

Opening Day Projected Lineup:

Offense:

LT: Smith, Parnell (swing tackle)
LG: Livings, Arkin
C: Konz, Killer Kowa
RG: Bernadeau, Nagy
RT: Free, Parnell (swing tackle)

QB: Romo, Orton, Kinne
RB: Murray, Jones, Tanner
FB: Vickers
TE: Witten, Phillips, Bryan
WR: Austin, Bryant, Broyles, Radway, Harris, Holmes

Defense:

RDE: Hatcher, Spears, Gaithers
NT: Ratliff, Brent, Calloway
LDE Lissemore, Crick, Calloway

ROLB: Ware, McClellin, Albright
ILB: Lee, Carter, Connor, Acho
LOLB: Spencer, McClellin, Butler

CB: Carr, Jenkins, Scandrick, J. Jenkins, Butler

FS: Pool, McCray, Taplin-Ross
SS: Sensabaugh, Church

Specialists:

K: Bailey
P: Jones
LS: Ladouceur
Who do you those teams want to trade up for? The only one I could really see is maybe NE wanting Brockers.
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Who do you those teams want to trade up for? The only one I could really see is maybe NE wanting Brockers.
NE: Brockers or Ingram
Jets: Ingram
Lions: Gilmore
Pitt: Kuechly

I was just envisioning a "perfect" scenario for us involving a trade down. Not saying it's plausible :)
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OK, so moving on to Round 4. By now I had drafted Brockers, Boykin and Washington, but there was one particular player that I was hoping to goodness would fall to us... at the same time, another name high on my radar kept dropping and dropping. A guy who I thought should've definitely been off the board by now was falling well into Round 4. DEREK WOLFE!

This is how the beginning of Round 4 went:

4 1 96 St. Louis - Chase Minnefield CB Virginia
4 2 97 Indianapolis - Josh Chapman DT Alb
4 3 98 Minnesota - Juton Criner WR Arizona
4 4 99 Houston from Tampa Bay through Philadelphia - Johnathan Massaquoi OLB Troy
4 5 100 Cleveland - Nick Foles QB Arizona
4 6 101 Jacksonville - Cam Johnson
4 7 102 Washington - Antonio Allen
4 8 103 Miami - Ladarious Green
4 9 104 Carolina - Ryan Steed
4 10 105 Buffalo - Nigel Bradham LB FL State
4 11 106 Cincinnati from Seattle - Nick Toon WR
4 12 107 Kansas City - Omar Bolden, CB, Arizona St
4 13 108 Denver from New Yo rk Jets - Brandon Weeden
4 14 109 Washington from Oakland - Adrien Cole ILB Loisianna Tech
4 15 110 San Diego - LaMichael James
4 16 111 Tampa Bay f/ Chicago - Demario Davis Arkansas State

When Wolfe was still available a few picks ahead of me, I started dialing up the phones. First chatted with San Diego... I was afraid they would take either of my 2 main targets here. Asked them if they were interested in trading down and they said no. So I asked who they were planning on taking. With no risk of saying, they told me either LaMichael James or Brandon Taylor. PHEW! Not one of the guys I wanted. Still tried to talk trade, but we didn't come to an agreement.

Next, I dialed up Tampa Bay. They too were not interested in trading down. They didn't want to tell me who they were taking either. Before our conversation finished about trade, he told me they sent their card in. So they really wanted someone here. I didn't know who, so there was some suspense until they announced that they took Demario Davis. PHEW. Not a target of mine.

Then with the pick before mine, Arizona was otc. Now this was a team that I knew would possibly take Wolfe. The day before fenikz had name dropped Derek Wolfe in the chat room! So I was not really hopeful of getting a deal done. At this point, the only offer I could make was giving up my 2 5th rounders for his 4th rounder. Would he take it??? Was it worth it??? I wasn't sure about the trade value... but I had a golden opportunity here to land my main target, PLUS Wolfe!

Much to my surprise, ARZ was very willing to accept my offer and I said, what the heck, if I can get Wolfe for 2 5ths, I'm doing it! Even after drafting Brockers in Round 1. This was too great of an opportunity. So we made the deal and I was on the clock for 2 picks in a row.

With the 1st pick, I took:

4 17 112 Dallas from Arizona - Robert Turbin Utah State

You guys have seen me mock us with a RB before... even Doug Martin using our 2nd rounder. You've seen me criticize Felix Jones. FYI, I put Felix on the block early in the forum mock and nobody even wanted to offer me a 5th rounder for him. I wasn't going to let him go for anything less than a 4th. However, that didn't stop me from trying to upgrade the position. The only other RB in this entire draft outside of Martin, who interests me is Turbin. ...and I have a major crush on him. He's built like a TANK. His 1700 yards and 23 TDs last season had me wanting! We need a guy like that on short yardage and ESPECIALY in the red zone, where we have been totally inept during Garrett's reign as OC/HC.

With the obvious commitment to improving the run this offseason (Livings, Bernadeau, Vickers, Callahan)... I needed to grab a back to seal the deal. The Cowboys seem to want to be able to ground 'n pound when they want. Closing out games and running out the clock has been Garrett's achilles heel. Robert Turbin is just a guy that I HAD TO HAVE. Had I not been able to acquire the pick from PHX, I still would've taken Turbin ahead of Wolfe. He looks like Emmitt Smith wearing an incredible hulk suit!







But I WAS able to get Phoenix's pick. So with my next selection, I took the Wolfe man.

4 18 113 Dallas - DE Derek Wolfe, Cincinnati



To be able to add Wolfe to our DL, in my mind... just made the front line DOMINANT. My goodness, the thought of Brockers, Wolfe, Ratliff, Hatcher, Brent, and Lissemore brings tears of joy just at the thought of it. We'd be able to maintain a high level of play all throughout the game by rotating guys and keeping them fresh. The pass rush and secondary would also see huge dividends their way as well.

Don't forget... I may have given up our 2 5ths, but I still had another pick this round with our 4th round comp pick.

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I have to say when I was reading this play out and I saw that you traded out of the second, I was gonna blast you into next week.

But after I looked at how the rest of the second round played out after you traded down, I really didn't see anyone that I couldn't live without. I guess that if you don't feel like you absolutely love the pick you should trade down. So I have to say I approve. And after looking at the haul that you brought home, I think it is really good. I could see several of the guys you drafted getting a lot of playing time.

I did think Irvin was going to fall to you in the third for a minute, and I got completely stoked. Even though he is an absolute water head, I have to say I was gonna have to take you to dinner for that if you traded down and still came home with him.

I am really not sure what some of theses guys are not happy with. I think we all know that our draft will probably not look this good in real life. Right? Does anyone really think Jerry is gonna do better than this?

I didn't think so.
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Trading down out of Round 2 really afforded me the luxury in Rounds 3 and 4 to get some good value. Admittingly, I was on a high after how the draft was unfolding so far and I had some ideas of what to do with my last pick of this mock draft (since it only went 5 rounds deep), but wasn't quite sure.

Here is how the rest of the round 4 went. We had the last pick of the round.

4 19 114 Philadelphia - Trenton Robinson S Michigan Stae
4 20 115 Tennessee - Jake Bequette DE Arkansas
4 21 116 Tampa Bay f. Cincinnati - Brandon Taylor S LSU
4 22 117 Detroit - Terrell Manning OLB UNC
4 23 118 Indy f. Dallas from Cleveland from Atlanta - Devon Wylie, WR, Fresno st
4 24 119 Green Bay f. Pittsburgh - C Michael Brewster - Ohio State
4 25 120 Denver - Billy Winn DT Boise State
4 26 121 Houston - Michael Egnew TE Mizzu
4 27 122 New Orleans -Tyrone Crawford DE Boise State
4 28 123 Jacksonville f. Green Bay - Jaye Howard DT/Florida
4 29 124 JAx Buffalo from Baltimore - Leonard Johnson
4 30 125 San Francisco - Bernard Pierce RB Temple
4 31 126 New England - Trevor Guyton DE/OLB Cal
4 32 127 New York Giants - Vick Ballard RB Miss St
4 33 128 Minnesota (Compensatory Selection) - Phillip Thomas, FS, Syracuse
4 34 129 Oakland (Compensatory Selection) - David Paulson
4 35 130 Baltimore (Compensatory Selection) - Audie Cole
4 36 131 New York Giants (Compensatory Selection) - Tom Compton
4 37 132 Green Bay (Compensatory Selection) -QB Russell Wilson - Wisconsin
4 38 133 Green Bay (Compensatory Selection) - S Justin Bethel - Presbyterian
4 39 134 Minnesota (Compensatory Selection) - Senio Kelemete OG Washington

I thought of addressing TE... but the guys I wanted in Ladarius Green and Michael Egnew were taken off the board.

I thought of taking a tall possession receiver... maybe Jeff Fuller or Dwayne Jones here... but both have issues hanging onto the ball, so I didn't want a possession receiver with bad hands.

I thought of taking a C here... Molk? He was available, and the value was good. But I took Brandon Washington in Round 3 with the hopes that he would be made into our starting Center. Wouldn't have to deal with Molk's whole "undersized" issues.

With no other offensive issues to look at, I turned to the defensive side of the ball. DL was set. I was satisfied at CB for now. At OLB, I like Frank Alexander and would take him in Round 6 if I had the chance. Obviously Round 4 would not be a great value pick for him here.

I thought of adding ILB depth... should I roll the dice on Vontaze??? nahhh... the bigger worry for me was at Safety. I would be ok adding either a SS or FS here. But the main thing was that in either case, the guy would have to have better coverage skills more than anything else.

I am a big fan of Justin Bethel and thought he would last to me. I even questioned whether I was reaching with that pick. But to my surprise, he was taken by the Packers just 2 picks in front of me! DAMN. OK, I had to reset. One name I thought of was De'quan Menzie from Alabama. He's a tough little corner who I thought might be a good candidate to move to Safety in the NFL. I looked at some rankings out there and saw names like Brandon Hardin from Oregon St, but I really don't know much about him. I saw Anthony Henry from Wisconsin, but I think he's a JAG with limited upside.

Then I did some quick research on a long time favorite, who's stock seems to be all over the place. Could go higher than this or could easily go till Round 6 or 7. As I was researching about him, I came across this...

"Janzen Jackson, McNeese State, DB: The former five-star recruit had some great moments as a Vol, but also was plagued by off-field issues at Tennessee. No one ever doubt his athleticism though. He finished his college career back in Louisiana at McNeese and will be looking to get back in scouts good graces with a big showing in Indy. Jackson's pre-combine workouts in Louisiana have impressed his trainer, former NFL player Wyatt Harris: "I have trained some great athletes here at Sonic Boom. People like Marques Colston, Robert Meachem, Tracy Porter, Jacoby Jones and Devery Henderson, and I have never had an athlete like him here," Harris told Houma Today. "He is the best athlete that's ever trained at Sonic Boom. His athleticism is freakish and his speed, quickness and ease of movement are at the very top of the athletic ladder. He applies all that athletic ability to the football field. He is just not a great athlete, but he can play a high level of football also. He is going to knock the socks off of these other safeties he tests against at the combine." - Bruce Feldman, CBSSports.com"

I knew then, who I would take...

4 40 135 Dallas (Compensatory Selection) - FS Janzen Jackson, McNeese St.





This may have been a little early for Jackson, I'm not totally sure. But the 4th round compensatory pick was exactly that. Essentially, an advantageous 5th round pick which gave me the luxury to reach a little in order to secure his pick. So I went with Jackson's upside. I think he's got starting potential at least. Shane wasn't very high on the pick in his commentary, but I was ok with it. I like his upside and I think the chance to play in the NFL will have him more buckled down. His father is a football coach, so hopefully he's helped Janzen square his head.

This pick competed my job in this forum mock. If it had continued, I probably would have taken OLB Frank Alexander in Round 6 and TE Rhett Ellison in Round 7... if I had the chance at either.

Oh and in the Supplemental draft, you know I'm offering up our 2nd rounder for Bacarri Rambo. Ba-am.

Hope you enjoyed my insight commentary to this mock. Thanks for reading and responding. :)
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Good job. Now you need to do our projected roster with those picks.
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I love the Janzen pick and the Rambo idea.
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Good job. Now you need to do our projected roster with those picks.
OK.

Offense
QB: Romo, Orton, McGee
RB: Murray, Jones, Turbin
FB: Vickers

WR: Austin, Holley
WR: Bryant, Ogletree or Holmes or Radway or UDFA
SWR: Harris, Boykin (limited)
TE: Witten, Phillips, Ellison

LT: Smith, Parnell
LG: Livings, Nagy
C: Washington/Bernadeau, Costa
RG: Bernadeau/Washington, Arkin
RT: Free

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Defense
DE: Hatcher, Wolfe
NT: Ratliff/Brockers, Brent
DE: Brockers/Ratliff, Lissemore, Spears

OLB: Ware, Alexander
ILB: Lee, Satele
ILB: Carter, Connor
OLB: Spencer, Butler, Albright

CB: Jenkins, Scandrick
CB: Carr, McCann
NB: Boykin
FS: Pool, Jackson
SS: Sensabaugh, Rambo

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ST
P: McBriar
K: Bailey
LS: Lacodeur
KR: Felix Jones
PR: Boykin
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I think my head would explode if the first 4 rounds went like that. I love it!
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I think my head would explode if the first 4 rounds went like that. I love it!
Haha. Thanks! The thing about it too is that the mock draft included a lot of different people from around the web. Not just NFLDC guys. SidelineScouting.com writer, SportsCity Chefs, twitter folks and some others who follow the draft but don't have accounts here. Not sure if that means they know less or more about the draft, but I thought at least you have a more wide range of individuals.
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Offense
QB: Romo, Orton, McGee
RB: Murray, Jones, Turbin
FB: Vickers

WR: Austin, Holley
WR: Bryant, Ogletree or Holmes or Radway or UDFA
SWR: Harris, Boykin (limited)
TE: Witten, Phillips, Ellison

LT: Smith, Parnell
LG: Livings, Nagy
C: Washington/Bernadeau, Costa
RG: Bernadeau/Washington, Arkin
RT: Free

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Defense
DE: Hatcher, Wolfe
NT: Ratliff/Brockers, Brent
DE: Brockers/Ratliff, Lissemore, Spears

OLB: Ware, Alexander
ILB: Lee, Satele
ILB: Carter, Connor
OLB: Spencer, Butler, Albright

CB: Jenkins, Scandrick
CB: Carr, McCann
NB: Boykin
FS: Pool, Jackson
SS: Sensabaugh, Rambo

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ST
P: McBriar
K: Bailey
LS: Lacodeur
KR: Felix Jones
PR: Boykin


While I am not crazy on the value of the trades, you can not argue with the final outcome. Brockers is a beast, who requires time. But you have to emphasize a players ceiling when drafting and Brockers' is skyhigh. And Wolfe's motor would be contagious, and give us a bunch of animals in the trenches with that group. I gave Rambo the weed brownie too, you guys can all thank me after we get him at a discount, best safety since Berry in my eyes. But adding Boykin, Rambo, and Jackson fixes our secondary for the next 5+ years. And it would add leverage against Jenkins, the same guy that said last week that there are maybe 2 or 3 corners better than him in the NFL. He is pricing himself right out of Dallas on a draft day trade, I just smell it for some reason. But nobody really ever eludes to the 2012 vs 2013 draft strengths. This years class is deep in WR, int OL, CB, and borderline but top end DL. 13' [i]appears[i] to be loaded at QB, RB, OT, DE/OLB especially loaded, & S. It just seems to make sense after tagging Spencer to wait a year on an OLB anyway when a legit premier pass rusher is available. Same with S. Everyone seems to have a pet cat S for next year on this board. I really think Stephen Jones/JG's added input has set this franchise up for a return to glory as our draft needs appear to be right in line with the projected strengths of upcoming draft classes. Well done on the mock and the postings of the draft order. It's refreshing to see a scenario with so much trading, as most mocks dont take an inevitable into account! But that lineup excites me!
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While I am not crazy on the value of the trades, you can not argue with the final outcome. Brockers is a beast, who requires time. But you have to emphasize a players ceiling when drafting and Brockers' is skyhigh. And Wolfe's motor would be contagious, and give us a bunch of animals in the trenches with that group. I gave Rambo the weed brownie too, you guys can all thank me after we get him at a discount, best safety since Berry in my eyes. But adding Boykin, Rambo, and Jackson fixes our secondary for the next 5+ years. And it would add leverage against Jenkins, the same guy that said last week that there are maybe 2 or 3 corners better than him in the NFL. He is pricing himself right out of Dallas on a draft day trade, I just smell it for some reason. But nobody really ever eludes to the 2012 vs 2013 draft strengths. This years class is deep in WR, int OL, CB, and borderline but top end DL. 13' [i]appears[i] to be loaded at QB, RB, OT, DE/OLB especially loaded, & S. It just seems to make sense after tagging Spencer to wait a year on an OLB anyway when a legit premier pass rusher is available. Same with S. Everyone seems to have a pet cat S for next year on this board. I really think Stephen Jones/JG's added input has set this franchise up for a return to glory as our draft needs appear to be right in line with the projected strengths of upcoming draft classes. Well done on the mock and the postings of the draft order. It's refreshing to see a scenario with so much trading, as most mocks dont take an inevitable into account! But that lineup excites me!
Thanks man! Appreciate the input. I found it interesting that people are an advocate of trading down in the 1st, but not in the 2nd. I did the opposite in this draft, and I think it turned out ok.

I have 2 questions though.

How do you guys like the suggestion of Brandon Washington at Center?

and

I didn't see any comments on my selection of Turbin... Am I alone there?
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Trade down to late 20's...

1st. Konz C Wisconsin
2nd. Shea McClellin OLB Boise State
2nd. Amini Silatolu OG Midwestern
3rd. Alameda Ta'amu NT Washington
4th. George Illoka S Boise State
4th. Marvin Jones WR Cal
5th, 6th,7th....blah blah

Realistic? If we could pull this off we would be SET, imo. I would rather opt for a NT than a DE because I really want to kick Rat to the DE spot and have a space eater in the middle. Not a huge fan of Konz, but he is the best in the draft and infinitely better than Costa. If bernadeau or livings could do a good job then that would be helpful and we could draft a different position in the 1st and get a guy like silatolu to fill in for whatever guard would move to center.

Honestly, it would probably piss a lot of people off but I almost want to take Kirk Cousins in the second. Admittedly, I did not watch him in action this year for the most part, but watching him in the Senior Bowl and throw at the combine makes me want him. Groom him for a couple years and then let him takeover. I guess if we see Romo around for another 5+ years it may be too early to take a guy that early, though, so I'm not sure if it's time to make one of those pickups yet. I just hate our mentality of always drafting for holes and then we end up with no depth or no guys to step up when others leave like a lot of the great teams do.

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1st. Konz C Wisconsin
2nd. Shea McClellin OLB Boise State
2nd. Amini Silatolu OG Midwestern
3rd. Alameda Ta'amu NT Washington
4th. George Illoka S Boise State
4th. Marvin Jones WR Cal
5th, 6th,7th....blah blah

Realistic? If we could pull this off we would be SET, imo. I would rather opt for a NT than a DE because I really want to kick Rat to the DE spot and have a space eater in the middle. Not a huge fan of Konz, but he is the best in the draft and infinitely better than Costa. If bernadeau or livings could do a good job then that would be helpful and we could draft a different position in the 1st and get a guy like silatolu to fill in for whatever guard would move to center.

Honestly, it would probably piss a lot of people off but I almost want to take Kirk Cousins in the second. Admittedly, I did not watch him in action this year for the most part, but watching him in the Senior Bowl and throw at the combine makes me want him. Groom him for a couple years and then let him takeover. I guess if we see Romo around for another 5+ years it may be too early to take a guy that early, though, so I'm not sure if it's time to make one of those pickups yet. I just hate our mentality of always drafting for holes and then we end up with no depth or no guys to step up when others leave like a lot of the great teams do.
I'd be fairly pleased with this draft. However, I think trading back in the first is going to be harder than well think. I don't see many teams wanting to trade up to 14 unless someone slips in the 1st or else Floyd hasn't been taken yet.
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Loving the mock of one of the front page writers on BtB.

14) Fletcher Cox, DE, MSU
45) Doug Martin, RB, BSU
81) Cam Johnson, DE, UVA
113) Ryan Broyles, WR, OU
135) Ron Brooks, CB, LSU
152) Ron Leary, OG, Memphis
186) Quentin Saulsberry, OC, MSU
222) Chris Greenwood, CB, Albion
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Loving the mock of one of the front page writers on BtB.

14) Fletcher Cox, DE, MSU
45) Doug Martin, RB, BSU
81) Cam Johnson, DE, UVA
113) Ryan Broyles, WR, OU
135) Ron Brooks, CB, LSU
152) Ron Leary, OG, Memphis
186) Quentin Saulsberry, OC, MSU
222) Chris Greenwood, CB, Albion
I don't know much about the last three picks, but I could dig this. Martin is a luxury pick in the 2nd if were keeping Jones, but I really like him and would love it.

Would like to see a TE in there somewhere.
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I don't know much about the last three picks, but I could dig this. Martin is a luxury pick in the 2nd if were keeping Jones, but I really like him and would love it.

Would like to see a TE in there somewhere.
Chris Greenwood is a guy that our very own Jerome Henderson held a personal workout with and was said to come away very impressed. He's a D3 guy, which is rare for anyone from D3 to make it in the NFL, but yeah, our coaching staff is definitely onto him, so that pick makes a lot of sense.

Ron Leary is a guy who Bill Callahan went to make a personal visit with. Again, I think BtB's mock is quite aligned with the visits/interest that our coaching staff has.

Not too high on Cam Johnson myself though. ...and I think Cox is gone before our pick.

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The cowboys have put themselves in a good situation following free agency to get the best person available. I believe Jerry will probably go with the person that can make the most impact on defense. Here is my updated mock.

1st Rd: Dontari Poe DT/NT
With the combine behind us and Poe stock falling a little bit the cowboys get lucky and find an above average and possible great NT. People keep saying the tape does not match his measurables, An NT is supposed to make the rest of the defense better, not individual stats. A guy that big and fast just has to use all his might to move forward to help out Lee and the OLBs. It also instantly upgrades DE with Ratliff's move.

2nd Rd: Harrison Smith S
They have needed a good, smart Safety for a long time. His stock seems to be slipping a little heading up, which could be a good thing. If they do not get him, then they will have to draft a good Corner and move to safety.

3rd Rd. Bruce Irvin OLB
A guy that can do what spencer doesn't. Get sacks. They could work well together. Lots of upside.


4rd Rd. Jamell Fleming CB
We need a back up CB. This could be the most solid one available.

4rd Rd. Brian Quick WR
Dez and Miles canít stay healthy during an entire season. The new lack of a real number three wr could hurt them. So in round 5 I hope they can take the tallest/fastest wr on their board, and hopefully they get a good one.

5th Rd, Aaron Henry S.
More seconday help. Sensabaugh is garbage.

6th Rd, Mike Daniels DE.
Heís a big, quicker DT that had good sack totals. Pressure from more places can only help. I guy from Iowa that I hope can have the kind of impact Karl Klug(rookie out of Iowa) had last year.

7th Rd: Chad Diehl FB
I Believe Vickers is a great pickup, but FBs take a lot of punishment. Another bull blocker would be great insurance. Also would be cool see some power I in goal line situations.
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Chris Greenwood is a guy that our very own Jerome Henderson held a personal workout with and was said to come away very impressed. He's a D3 guy, which is rare for anyone from D3 to make it in the NFL, but yeah, our coaching staff is definitely onto him, so that pick makes a lot of sense.

Ron Leary is a guy who Bill Callahan went to make a personal visit with. Again, I think BtB's mock is quite aligned with the visits/interest that our coaching staff has.

Not too high on Cam Johnson myself though. ...and I think Cox is gone before our pick.
Really? He seems exactly like the type of guy we'd target. High motor, great awareness, but hasn't put together all his physical tools into becoming a huge sack guy.

He's fluid too I think had he of been able to stay in the 3-4 his last two years rather than playing DE in a 4-3 under London he would be talked about higher. Par for the course he's also recovering from an injury plagued season and was ranked higher prior to this year.

Between him and Bequette I'm not sure who my biggest crush is at OLB this year.


But definitely locked in on the other two :) Our late round visits and workouts are almost always indicative of our late rounds plan.
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In the middle of a new draft...

Round 1- David DeCastro- G- Stanford- I STILL BELIEVE
Round 2- Bruce Irvin- OLB- West Virginia- Ryan has to be licking his chops over hime
Round 3- Derek Wolfe- DE- Cincinnati- Brings some much needed energy to the D
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Chris Greenwood is a guy that our very own Jerome Henderson held a personal workout with and was said to come away very impressed. He's a D3 guy, which is rare for anyone from D3 to make it in the NFL, but yeah, our coaching staff is definitely onto him, so that pick makes a lot of sense.

Ron Leary is a guy who Bill Callahan went to make a personal visit with. Again, I think BtB's mock is quite aligned with the visits/interest that our coaching staff has.

Not too high on Cam Johnson myself though. ...and I think Cox is gone before our pick.
Greenwood is 6'2'' 200 pounds and runs a 4.42 with good tape, albeit at the D3 level. I'd take him in the 6th and have him compete with Mario Butler. Henderson seems like a legit secondary coach who actually develops his players (wow how awful was campo?), so he could be something down the line. Maybe we can sneak him on the practice squad if he struggles in training camp, but with those measurables I don't know.
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In the middle of a new draft...

Round 1- David DeCastro- G- Stanford- I STILL BELIEVE
Round 2- Bruce Irvin- OLB- West Virginia- Ryan has to be licking his chops over hime
Round 3- Derek Wolfe- DE- Cincinnati- Brings some much needed energy to the D
About to write a post in the draft thread about how DeCastro needs to be the pick. Keep the hope alive brotha!
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