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Cuts
  • Gerald Sensabaugh
  • Dan Connor
  • Lawrence Vickers
  • Doug Free (Post June 1)

Restructures
  • Brandon Carr
  • DeMarcus Ware
  • Jason Witten
  • Tony Romo (Extension)

Renegotiate deal for Miles Austin

Re-sign
  • Phil Costa- come in and compete for the starting center.
  • Enie Sims- provide depth and experience at the LB position. Fits in 4-3.
  • L.P. Ladouceur- solid long snapper.
  • Victor Butler- Pass rush depth. Possible nickel rusher.
  • Danny McCray- special teams ace. Hopefully minimal time on Defense.
All these re-signings would be for low years (1-3 years) and cheap money.

Free Agency- Not too much action, just value signings.
  • Sedrick Ellis- Fits in the 4-3. Come in and compete.
  • Dwight Freeney- Surprising signing. I'm thinking he don't get much action on market and we are able to bring him in to rush in Nickel opposite Ware.
  • Leonard Pope- Blocking TE just like we need. Won't be much of a progress stopper for Hanna.
  • Jason Smith- Bring him in and compete. Possible swing tackle.

Draft
  1. Kenny Vaccaro- S- Texas- Sensy was a cap casualty, and I'm thinking Cooper and Warmack don't make it to 18. Vaccaro is a good consolation prize. He can step in right away at the FS spot, with Church/Matt Johnson at the SS. Can also come up and line up against the TE in the slot. I like his versatility.
  2. Brandon Williams- DT- Missouri Southern- I want him to come in and play the 1 tech. This will allow Ratliff to play the 3, along with Hatcher. Williams would be a beast against the run, and will be involved in a healthy rotation at DT with Ratliff, Hatcher, and Ellis.
  3. Justin Pugh- G/T- Syracuse- I'm drafting him because of his versatility. He can come in and compete at the Guard spot or he could compete with Parnell and Jason Smith for the RT spot.
  4. Marcus Lattimore- RB- South Carolina- Love this kid when healthy. Dallas has shown that they will take risks on players with injury history i.e. Sean Lee, Bruce Carter, DeMarco Murray. I'm drafting him fully aware that he will more than likely begin the season on the PUP list. I don't want him to rush back into action. With Murray, Tanner, and Dunbar already on the roster, we can allow him to take his time and fully recover.
  5. Marcus Davis- WR- Virginia Tech- ATHLETE. 6' 3" 233 lbs. Ran his 40 at 4.56. Vertial Jump: 39.5. I love his athleticism, and I believe he could make the roster in his first year. With a guy this size, he could be dangerous in the Red Zone. Right now our only Red Zone threat is Dez, so we need some help in that area.
  6. David Bass- DE-Missouri Western- I'm bringing him in to provide pass rush depth. Small school kid, but loads of potential. We've all heard the saying "you can never have enough pass rushers". I think D-Ware could take him under his wing and teach him the ropes. I see him fitting in as a Pass Rush Specialist in the Nickel and Dime packages.

So there it is, my first mock of the year. I know I didn't address the OL until the 3rd, and I'm fully prepared to catch some grief for that. I think Pugh could fit right in though, and I already mentioned how I like his versatility. I like that with him and Mac Berny, we got two guys that can play multiple positions on the line. I didn't get into the Undrafted Free Agents, but positions I would look for there would be FB, CB, LB. I would bring in players at these postions to compete for their positions and for special teams roles.

I used walterfootball.com for almost all of my rankings, both for the draft and for free agency.


Let me know what you guys think.
not a fan a resigning mccray and cutting sensabaugh, i dont like sensabaugh but i like him a heck of alot then mccray as a safety b/c other than vacarro no else can be penciled in as starter, i would cut sensy if johnson or church can prove they can handle the job during training camp. don't see the point in keeping butler when you have kyle wilber since they're basically the same player. i like ellis for depth and pope as long as its at the vet minimum. freeney will get good money and i don't understand signing him and having resigned butler as a nickel pass rusher there isn't enough room on the field for all those guys. jason smith = alex barron.

vacarro and williams A+++, pugh lasting to the middle of the third round don't see it happening but i would a nice get there. i would rather see us get a running back that actually play this year, lattimore does us no good if murray goes down again. davis should make for a good special teams player. bass in 6th i good but you might have to cut him b/c you already have a bunch de's on your roster already

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Cuts
  • Gerald Sensabaugh
  • Dan Connor
  • Lawrence Vickers
  • Doug Free (Post June 1)

Restructures
  • Brandon Carr
  • DeMarcus Ware
  • Jason Witten
  • Tony Romo (Extension)

Renegotiate deal for Miles Austin

Re-sign
  • Phil Costa- come in and compete for the starting center.
  • Enie Sims- provide depth and experience at the LB position. Fits in 4-3.
  • L.P. Ladouceur- solid long snapper.
  • Victor Butler- Pass rush depth. Possible nickel rusher.
  • Danny McCray- special teams ace. Hopefully minimal time on Defense.
All these re-signings would be for low years (1-3 years) and cheap money.

Free Agency- Not too much action, just value signings.
  • Sedrick Ellis- Fits in the 4-3. Come in and compete.
  • Dwight Freeney- Surprising signing. I'm thinking he don't get much action on market and we are able to bring him in to rush in Nickel opposite Ware.
  • Leonard Pope- Blocking TE just like we need. Won't be much of a progress stopper for Hanna.
  • Jason Smith- Bring him in and compete. Possible swing tackle.

Draft
  1. Kenny Vaccaro- S- Texas- Sensy was a cap casualty, and I'm thinking Cooper and Warmack don't make it to 18. Vaccaro is a good consolation prize. He can step in right away at the FS spot, with Church/Matt Johnson at the SS. Can also come up and line up against the TE in the slot. I like his versatility.
  2. Brandon Williams- DT- Missouri Southern- I want him to come in and play the 1 tech. This will allow Ratliff to play the 3, along with Hatcher. Williams would be a beast against the run, and will be involved in a healthy rotation at DT with Ratliff, Hatcher, and Ellis.
  3. Justin Pugh- G/T- Syracuse- I'm drafting him because of his versatility. He can come in and compete at the Guard spot or he could compete with Parnell and Jason Smith for the RT spot.
  4. Marcus Lattimore- RB- South Carolina- Love this kid when healthy. Dallas has shown that they will take risks on players with injury history i.e. Sean Lee, Bruce Carter, DeMarco Murray. I'm drafting him fully aware that he will more than likely begin the season on the PUP list. I don't want him to rush back into action. With Murray, Tanner, and Dunbar already on the roster, we can allow him to take his time and fully recover.
  5. Marcus Davis- WR- Virginia Tech- ATHLETE. 6' 3" 233 lbs. Ran his 40 at 4.56. Vertial Jump: 39.5. I love his athleticism, and I believe he could make the roster in his first year. With a guy this size, he could be dangerous in the Red Zone. Right now our only Red Zone threat is Dez, so we need some help in that area.
  6. David Bass- DE-Missouri Western- I'm bringing him in to provide pass rush depth. Small school kid, but loads of potential. We've all heard the saying "you can never have enough pass rushers". I think D-Ware could take him under his wing and teach him the ropes. I see him fitting in as a Pass Rush Specialist in the Nickel and Dime packages.

So there it is, my first mock of the year. I know I didn't address the OL until the 3rd, and I'm fully prepared to catch some grief for that. I think Pugh could fit right in though, and I already mentioned how I like his versatility. I like that with him and Mac Berny, we got two guys that can play multiple positions on the line. I didn't get into the Undrafted Free Agents, but positions I would look for there would be FB, CB, LB. I would bring in players at these postions to compete for their positions and for special teams roles.

I used walterfootball.com for almost all of my rankings, both for the draft and for free agency.


Let me know what you guys think.
I think Kenny Vaccaro- S- Texas, will be strictly a SS, I don't think FS is his best position, otherwise not a bad draft.
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Prime, I don't think Pugh will last until the 3rd. There are some folks now saying that he could sneak into the back of the first. I don't believe that, but I think he's not getting out of the 2nd.

And with drafting Bass, you have 4 TEs on the roster. They are not going to carry 4 TEs.

I think the 3rd might be a good spot for someone like Bailey or Gabe Jackson.

Lattimore might be a good value in the 4th if he checks out, but we need help at RB this year. Lattimore will most likely need a RS year. 4th is too high at RB for a RS year.

I don't have a huge problem with your first two picks.
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And with drafting Bass, you have 4 TEs on the roster. They are not going to carry 4 TEs.
David Bass is a DE. Good athlete, excellent production, should be a nice value pick for someone in the middle rounds in need of a DE.
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My bad, I thought I was seeing TE.
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Trouble falling asleep tonight, got football on the mind. So I decided to write up a quick mock draft. It goes quite a bit different than my last one, and focuses heavy on the trenches. Here goes nothing.....
  1. Chance Warmack- Alabama G- I have a tough time imagining 5 offensive linemen, including 2 OG's, going before 18. I think the 3 tackles are more likely to be taken, simply because of the need of that position. I think that Cooper will appeal more to teams because of his versatility. This is why I believe Warmack will be the one to slide, and Dallas capitalizes. Plug him in at Guard and he'll be a staple there for the next decade.
  2. Tank Carradine- Florida St. DE- I've seen mock drafts with him going in the back end of the 1st round, I don't see this happening. I believe teams will be weary on him not only because of the ACL, but also the somewhat lack of experience. This also is a typical Dallas Cowboys pick. They are known to take risks in the 2nd on people with injuries, i.e. Bruce Carter, Sean Lee. I'm liking this pick the more I think about it. He doesn't have to rush back year 1, because Spencer has the tag and starting at LE. I think we could bring him along slowly, and let him fully grasp the scheme before throwing him out there. Also, Rod Marinelli will be salivating at the potential.
  3. Brandon Williams- Missouri Southern DT- Rod Marinelli is definitely giddy in the war room now. I love this guys potential. With Spencer coming back, I could see Crawford working more as the 3 tech, along with Hatcher. Ratliff could also fill in at the 3 tech along with the 1 tech. Lissemore is at the 1 tech, but who else? I believe Brandon Williams can be that guy. Last mock I took him in the 2nd, but lately have seen him falling further down in mocks (for some reason). Having Rod Marinelli on board also really paid a huge factor in this decision. If anyone can squeeze out the potential of a kid like this, its Marinelli.
  4. Duke Williams- Nevada Safety- Safety position has to be addressed. I believe they will bring in a mid level free agent, but the draft could also serve well at this position. Haven't got to see a ton of film on him, but from what I've seen, he looks promising. Also, I would love to hear the Dallas crowd yelling out DDDUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUKKKKEEE!!!!! every play he makes.
  5. Christine Michael- Texas A&M RB- This is another position where Dallas needs to inject some youth. This kid has the size, and is athletic as well. Another reason I like him is his limited wear and tear. He ran in a RB by committee at Texas A&M, so that means he should have very fresh legs coming into the league.
  6. Earl Wolff- - N.C. State Safety- I know I know, I already drafted a Safety, but I think we could double up at this position to induce even more competition in camp. Also, this dude is an athlete. At 6'0" and 207 lbs, he has the size to play the position, but he also ran his 40 in the 4.4's. Worst case scenario, he can come in and be a stud on special teams.

    There's my second mock of the year. Everything will change pretty drastically after free agency, but that's why I wanted to do this before it starts. I didn't a couple mid level free agents to get in my way of the draft. Also, 900+ lbs combined for the first 3 picks, it's time to start winning battles in the trenches.
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Trouble falling asleep tonight, got football on the mind. So I decided to write up a quick mock draft. It goes quite a bit different than my last one, and focuses heavy on the trenches. Here goes nothing.....
  1. Chance Warmack- Alabama G- I have a tough time imagining 5 offensive linemen, including 2 OG's, going before 18. I think the 3 tackles are more likely to be taken, simply because of the need of that position. I think that Cooper will appeal more to teams because of his versatility. This is why I believe Warmack will be the one to slide, and Dallas capitalizes. Plug him in at Guard and he'll be a staple there for the next decade.
  2. Tank Carradine- Florida St. DE- I've seen mock drafts with him going in the back end of the 1st round, I don't see this happening. I believe teams will be weary on him not only because of the ACL, but also the somewhat lack of experience. This also is a typical Dallas Cowboys pick. They are known to take risks in the 2nd on people with injuries, i.e. Bruce Carter, Sean Lee. I'm liking this pick the more I think about it. He doesn't have to rush back year 1, because Spencer has the tag and starting at LE. I think we could bring him along slowly, and let him fully grasp the scheme before throwing him out there. Also, Rod Marinelli will be salivating at the potential.
  3. Brandon Williams- Missouri Southern DT- Rod Marinelli is definitely giddy in the war room now. I love this guys potential. With Spencer coming back, I could see Crawford working more as the 3 tech, along with Hatcher. Ratliff could also fill in at the 3 tech along with the 1 tech. Lissemore is at the 1 tech, but who else? I believe Brandon Williams can be that guy. Last mock I took him in the 2nd, but lately have seen him falling further down in mocks (for some reason). Having Rod Marinelli on board also really paid a huge factor in this decision. If anyone can squeeze out the potential of a kid like this, its Marinelli.
  4. Duke Williams- Nevada Safety- Safety position has to be addressed. I believe they will bring in a mid level free agent, but the draft could also serve well at this position. Haven't got to see a ton of film on him, but from what I've seen, he looks promising. Also, I would love to hear the Dallas crowd yelling out DDDUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUKKKKEEE!!!!! every play he makes.
  5. Christine Michael- Texas A&M RB- This is another position where Dallas needs to inject some youth. This kid has the size, and is athletic as well. Another reason I like him is his limited wear and tear. He ran in a RB by committee at Texas A&M, so that means he should have very fresh legs coming into the league.
  6. Earl Wolff- - N.C. State Safety- I know I know, I already drafted a Safety, but I think we could double up at this position to induce even more competition in camp. Also, this dude is an athlete. At 6'0" and 207 lbs, he has the size to play the position, but he also ran his 40 in the 4.4's. Worst case scenario, he can come in and be a stud on special teams.

    There's my second mock of the year. Everything will change pretty drastically after free agency, but that's why I wanted to do this before it starts. I didn't a couple mid level free agents to get in my way of the draft. Also, 900+ lbs combined for the first 3 picks, it's time to start winning battles in the trenches.
I like it but have a few questions

Is Carradine someone who can play LDE in the future? To me, he's better suited to play RDE and would end up having the same problem Spencer will have with being undersized for the strong side.

What do you think? I'm pretty sure he played RDE for FSU as well with Werner at LDE

I really like Duke Williams as a mid round FS prospect. Functional speed, physical, has all the tools you'd want but is a little raw. I've seen him make some great plays, but I've also seen a handful of mistakes. Although, it did look like his CB's failed to do their jobs on the big plays I saw him give up. He was a big time recruit that chose to stay local. Could have been at USC if he wanted.

With Christine Michael, I know he has off the field issues but I just don't think he'll last until the 5th. I've heard it said by some people he has too much talent to make it out of the 2nd.

My guess is someone will snag him up in the 3rd.

Some nice names on that list though
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I believe Carradine can come in and play LDE. He's got the size to do it for sure. He's already an inch taller, and about 20 lbs heavier than Spencer. At 6'3" 276 lbs, he is the prototype for the 4-3 DE. Plus, I'm sure he'd add about 10 pounds by his second year, if not more. The only workout he did at the combine was the bench press, and he benched 225 lbs 28 times, which is a pretty respectable number for a DE. I watched the tape of him against Clemson and Miami, and noticed he actually lines up at LE a handful of times. I'm not sure if this was just to give the OL different looks or rotation or what. I think he can hold the point of attack well in this defense, and like I mentioned in the mock, he's got Marinelli to mold him into a true LE. And also like I said in the mock, he doesn't have to rush into playing time, cuz Spencer's already here for atleast one more year, so he can get a full grasp on the position before seeing significant playing time.

Here is the analysis of Tank from nfl.com. The first line of the strengths suggests that they also believe he'd fit in at the LE spot in the 4-3.

Analysis

Strengths
Carradine flashes explosion off the snap to challenge the lateral agility of right tackles, and can swipe them away with strong hands to slingshot into the pocket. He also plays with the leverage of a shorter player, brings a strong initial punch to bull lesser tackles off the ball, and simply shoves tight ends away like ragdolls in the run game. Thereís certainly no issue with his motor, as he will hustle to the sideline if the play can be made.
Weaknesses
Though Carradine shows most all of the physical attributes teams covet in a defensive end, his lack of experience is a negative. And if he isnít on the field for any extended period of time in 2012, it might be tough for scouts to give him a starterís grade because they donít know what his level of stamina against better competition.
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Bottom Line
On most other defenses, Carradine would have started as a first-year junior college transfer, but Bjoern Werner and Brandon Jenkins limited his snaps in 2011. Still, he flashed real athleticism and strength and was able to take the starting right defensive end spot by the horns when Jenkins was sidelined for the season. Carradine appeared to be headed for a first-round selection, but a torn ACL will limit his work prior to April's draft. The talent is certainly there, however.
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Trouble falling asleep tonight, got football on the mind. So I decided to write up a quick mock draft. It goes quite a bit different than my last one, and focuses heavy on the trenches. Here goes nothing.....
  1. Chance Warmack- Alabama G- I have a tough time imagining 5 offensive linemen, including 2 OG's, going before 18. I think the 3 tackles are more likely to be taken, simply because of the need of that position. I think that Cooper will appeal more to teams because of his versatility. This is why I believe Warmack will be the one to slide, and Dallas capitalizes. Plug him in at Guard and he'll be a staple there for the next decade.
  2. Tank Carradine- Florida St. DE- I've seen mock drafts with him going in the back end of the 1st round, I don't see this happening. I believe teams will be weary on him not only because of the ACL, but also the somewhat lack of experience. This also is a typical Dallas Cowboys pick. They are known to take risks in the 2nd on people with injuries, i.e. Bruce Carter, Sean Lee. I'm liking this pick the more I think about it. He doesn't have to rush back year 1, because Spencer has the tag and starting at LE. I think we could bring him along slowly, and let him fully grasp the scheme before throwing him out there. Also, Rod Marinelli will be salivating at the potential.
  3. Brandon Williams- Missouri Southern DT- Rod Marinelli is definitely giddy in the war room now. I love this guys potential. With Spencer coming back, I could see Crawford working more as the 3 tech, along with Hatcher. Ratliff could also fill in at the 3 tech along with the 1 tech. Lissemore is at the 1 tech, but who else? I believe Brandon Williams can be that guy. Last mock I took him in the 2nd, but lately have seen him falling further down in mocks (for some reason). Having Rod Marinelli on board also really paid a huge factor in this decision. If anyone can squeeze out the potential of a kid like this, its Marinelli.
  4. Duke Williams- Nevada Safety- Safety position has to be addressed. I believe they will bring in a mid level free agent, but the draft could also serve well at this position. Haven't got to see a ton of film on him, but from what I've seen, he looks promising. Also, I would love to hear the Dallas crowd yelling out DDDUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUKKKKEEE!!!!! every play he makes.
  5. Christine Michael- Texas A&M RB- This is another position where Dallas needs to inject some youth. This kid has the size, and is athletic as well. Another reason I like him is his limited wear and tear. He ran in a RB by committee at Texas A&M, so that means he should have very fresh legs coming into the league.
  6. Earl Wolff- - N.C. State Safety- I know I know, I already drafted a Safety, but I think we could double up at this position to induce even more competition in camp. Also, this dude is an athlete. At 6'0" and 207 lbs, he has the size to play the position, but he also ran his 40 in the 4.4's. Worst case scenario, he can come in and be a stud on special teams.

    There's my second mock of the year. Everything will change pretty drastically after free agency, but that's why I wanted to do this before it starts. I didn't a couple mid level free agents to get in my way of the draft. Also, 900+ lbs combined for the first 3 picks, it's time to start winning battles in the trenches.
not in love with the carradine pick i see the potential but i feel like he can only be a pass rush specialist with the personnel the cowboys already have on defense.

i really don't think brandon williams is gonna be around by the time our 3rd rounder comes around, i really like him but he has some pass rush potential as a nose tackle, which should only push his value up


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as for michael, he did have ridiculous combine and is probably the most gifted back in this class, but i agree and disagree with drewy. i agree that he aint gonna be around in the fifth, but i disagree about the off the field stuff, its more on the field concerns, well really football character concerns, how much does football mean to him, and once he gets the money and notoriety will he continue to dedicate himself to the game, and for that reason i don't see jason garrett signing off on him
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I believe Carradine can come in and play LDE. He's got the size to do it for sure. He's already an inch taller, and about 20 lbs heavier than Spencer. At 6'3" 276 lbs, he is the prototype for the 4-3 DE. Plus, I'm sure he'd add about 10 pounds by his second year, if not more. The only workout he did at the combine was the bench press, and he benched 225 lbs 28 times, which is a pretty respectable number for a DE. I watched the tape of him against Clemson and Miami, and noticed he actually lines up at LE a handful of times. I'm not sure if this was just to give the OL different looks or rotation or what. I think he can hold the point of attack well in this defense, and like I mentioned in the mock, he's got Marinelli to mold him into a true LE. And also like I said in the mock, he doesn't have to rush into playing time, cuz Spencer's already here for atleast one more year, so he can get a full grasp on the position before seeing significant playing time.

Here is the analysis of Tank from nfl.com. The first line of the strengths suggests that they also believe he'd fit in at the LE spot in the 4-3.

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Strengths
Carradine flashes explosion off the snap to challenge the lateral agility of right tackles, and can swipe them away with strong hands to slingshot into the pocket. He also plays with the leverage of a shorter player, brings a strong initial punch to bull lesser tackles off the ball, and simply shoves tight ends away like ragdolls in the run game. Thereís certainly no issue with his motor, as he will hustle to the sideline if the play can be made.
Weaknesses
Though Carradine shows most all of the physical attributes teams covet in a defensive end, his lack of experience is a negative. And if he isnít on the field for any extended period of time in 2012, it might be tough for scouts to give him a starterís grade because they donít know what his level of stamina against better competition.
NFL Comparison
Justin Tuck
Bottom Line
On most other defenses, Carradine would have started as a first-year junior college transfer, but Bjoern Werner and Brandon Jenkins limited his snaps in 2011. Still, he flashed real athleticism and strength and was able to take the starting right defensive end spot by the horns when Jenkins was sidelined for the season. Carradine appeared to be headed for a first-round selection, but a torn ACL will limit his work prior to April's draft. The talent is certainly there, however.
The listing I saw on him had his weight at 264 which was concerning to me. 275/280 is much better for the position.

I haven't studied Carradine much. I glanced at him while watching Werner but haven't put in the time yet.
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not in love with the carradine pick i see the potential but i feel like he can only be a pass rush specialist with the personnel the cowboys already have on defense.

i really don't think brandon williams is gonna be around by the time our 3rd rounder comes around, i really like him but he has some pass rush potential as a nose tackle, which should only push his value up


duke williams

as for michael, he did have ridiculous combine and is probably the most gifted back in this class, but i agree and disagree with drewy. i agree that he aint gonna be around in the fifth, but i disagree about the off the field stuff, its more on the field concerns, well really football character concerns, how much does football mean to him, and once he gets the money and notoriety will he continue to dedicate himself to the game, and for that reason i don't see jason garrett signing off on him
Yes, I should have said character concerns. I don't know any of the details of what happened, I'm not sure if they're available, but I know he was in Sumlin's doghouse
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Yes, I should have said character concerns. I don't know any of the details of what happened, I'm not sure if they're available, but I know he was in Sumlin's doghouse
showing up late to practice, falling asleep in meetings you know the kinda stuff that pushed dez down in the draft
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Trouble falling asleep tonight, got football on the mind. So I decided to write up a quick mock draft. It goes quite a bit different than my last one, and focuses heavy on the trenches. Here goes nothing.....
  1. Chance Warmack- Alabama G- I have a tough time imagining 5 offensive linemen, including 2 OG's, going before 18. I think the 3 tackles are more likely to be taken, simply because of the need of that position. I think that Cooper will appeal more to teams because of his versatility. This is why I believe Warmack will be the one to slide, and Dallas capitalizes. Plug him in at Guard and he'll be a staple there for the next decade.
  2. Tank Carradine- Florida St. DE- I've seen mock drafts with him going in the back end of the 1st round, I don't see this happening. I believe teams will be weary on him not only because of the ACL, but also the somewhat lack of experience. This also is a typical Dallas Cowboys pick. They are known to take risks in the 2nd on people with injuries, i.e. Bruce Carter, Sean Lee. I'm liking this pick the more I think about it. He doesn't have to rush back year 1, because Spencer has the tag and starting at LE. I think we could bring him along slowly, and let him fully grasp the scheme before throwing him out there. Also, Rod Marinelli will be salivating at the potential.
  3. Brandon Williams- Missouri Southern DT- Rod Marinelli is definitely giddy in the war room now. I love this guys potential. With Spencer coming back, I could see Crawford working more as the 3 tech, along with Hatcher. Ratliff could also fill in at the 3 tech along with the 1 tech. Lissemore is at the 1 tech, but who else? I believe Brandon Williams can be that guy. Last mock I took him in the 2nd, but lately have seen him falling further down in mocks (for some reason). Having Rod Marinelli on board also really paid a huge factor in this decision. If anyone can squeeze out the potential of a kid like this, its Marinelli.
  4. Duke Williams- Nevada Safety- Safety position has to be addressed. I believe they will bring in a mid level free agent, but the draft could also serve well at this position. Haven't got to see a ton of film on him, but from what I've seen, he looks promising. Also, I would love to hear the Dallas crowd yelling out DDDUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUKKKKEEE!!!!! every play he makes.
  5. Christine Michael- Texas A&M RB- This is another position where Dallas needs to inject some youth. This kid has the size, and is athletic as well. Another reason I like him is his limited wear and tear. He ran in a RB by committee at Texas A&M, so that means he should have very fresh legs coming into the league.
  6. Earl Wolff- - N.C. State Safety- I know I know, I already drafted a Safety, but I think we could double up at this position to induce even more competition in camp. Also, this dude is an athlete. At 6'0" and 207 lbs, he has the size to play the position, but he also ran his 40 in the 4.4's. Worst case scenario, he can come in and be a stud on special teams.

    There's my second mock of the year. Everything will change pretty drastically after free agency, but that's why I wanted to do this before it starts. I didn't a couple mid level free agents to get in my way of the draft. Also, 900+ lbs combined for the first 3 picks, it's time to start winning battles in the trenches.
I had Earl Wolff in my mock too. I'm a big fan of his draft value.
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8) Buffalo Bills select- Chance Warmack G Alabama
10) Tennesee Titans select- Jonathan Cooper G NC
13) Tampa Bay Bucs select- Kenny Vaccaro S Texas
15) New Orleans Saints select Sheldon Richardson DT Missouri

1) Tavon Austin 5'9 175 lbs, WR West Virginia-The team has been rumored to be very interesting in Austin and with both interior line prospects/ Vaccaro gone he is the highest player on the board. It may seem to be a luxary pick but imo it is very important to build up the offense to be effective post Romo. Tavon is tailer made for the Air Coryell, he has elite change of direction skills to be highly disruptive in underneath routes as Dez/Miles push verticle to eliminate saftey coverage. Developing another WR threat is a necessity considering Miles will eventually become a cap casulty.

2) Kyle Long 6'6 313, OT Oregon Long proved at the combine that he has the athleticism and raw skills to develop into a plus tackle in this league. He also has the positional versatility to kick inside to guard if need be which the team values. Either way Long has the talent to lock down either the RG/RT postion his rookie season while he continues to refine his skills.

3) Barrett Jones 6'4 306, OG/C Alabama Concerns about his recovery from a lisfranc injury and the future impact that it might play in future injury knocks Jones down the boards. Barrett has 1st round technique and even with his average athleticism he is a high ceiling/ low floor type of player. If healthy he will turn into a Kyle Kosier type player at worst.

4) Sanders Commings 6'0 216, S Georgia Commings has experience as both a CB/S and is a physical presence in the secondary. He has the athleticism to matchup with tightends in coverage and should be successful in the deep half. He has a simple assault charge against him for allegedly shaking his girlfriend, that issue will have to be cleared through the team.

5) Knile Davis 5'11 227, RB Arkansas Davis once looked to be a early selection before a series of injuries changed the way he attacked the los. While he still has very good triangle numbers his production has tanked over the last couple of seasons as he tends to run away from contact. Still his potential is very high if he can return to form, especially from a reserve roll.

6) Stansly Maponga 6'2 256, DE TCU Maponga has already been scheduled for a visit at Valley Ranch and on tape looks like a solid prospect. While he might not be elite at anything he looks to be solid all the way around and has a motor that runs hot all the time.

Undrafted Free Agents
Mitchell Gale 6'2 233, QB Abilene Christian
Mark Harrison 6'3 226, WR Rutgers
Michael Williams 6'6 270, TE Alabama
Taimi Tutogi 6'1 255, FB Arizona

Mike Catapano 6'4 270, DE Princeton
Johnathan Stewart 6'4 242 OLB Texas A&M
Daxton Swanson 5'10 186, CB Sam Houston St


Post June 1st Cap/Signings

+10.4 mil
Ronde Barber S-- Barber is still contemplating retiring and will wade in free agency for a while. Essentially he will either resign with Tampa or retire but the chance to reunite with Kiffin might draw him out to Big D. Monte could also offer Barber the chance to get his feet wet as a player coach in the secondary. 2 yr 6 mil(1.5 mil hit 2013)

Amobi Okoye DT- This is a move to get a young talented player that hasn't reached his potential. Marinelli had him in Chicago and could continue to develop him into a good rotational 3 tech. 2 yrs 1.9 mil ( 700,000 2013 cap hit)

Cedric Griffin CB-- A veteran reserve needed to be brought in after the departure of Mike Jenkins. Griffin has experience in the cover two from his time in Minnesota and has played nickle coverage in Washington. 2yr 5mil ( 1.5 mil 2013 cap hit)

+6.3 mil in cap space to sign draft picks.

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8) Buffalo Bills select- Chance Warmack G Alabama
10) Tennesee Titans select- Jonathan Cooper G NC
13) Tampa Bay Bucs select- Kenny Vaccaro S Texas
15) New Orleans Saints select Sheldon Richardson DT Missouri

1) Tavon Austin 5'9 175 lbs, WR West Virginia-The team has been rumored to be very interesting in Austin and with both interior line prospects/ Vaccaro gone he is the highest player on the board. It may seem to be a luxary pick but imo it is very important to build up the offense to be effective post Romo. Tavon is tailer made for the Air Coryell, he has elite change of direction skills to be highly disruptive in underneath routes as Dez/Miles push verticle to eliminate saftey coverage. Developing another WR threat is a necessity considering Miles will eventually become a cap casulty.

2) Kyle Long 6'6 313, OT Oregon Long proved at the combine that he has the athleticism and raw skills to develop into a plus tackle in this league. He also has the positional versatility to kick inside to guard if need be which the team values. Either way Long has the talent to lock down either the RG/RT postion his rookie season while he continues to refine his skills.

3) Barrett Jones 6'4 306, OG/C Alabama Concerns about his recovery from a lisfranc injury and the future impact that it might play in future injury knocks Jones down the boards. Barrett has 1st round technique and even with his average athleticism he is a high ceiling/ low floor type of player. If healthy he will turn into a Kyle Kosier type player at worst.

4) Sanders Commings 6'0 216, S Georgia Commings has experience as both a CB/S and is a physical presence in the secondary. He has the athleticism to matchup with tightends in coverage and should be successful in the deep half. He has a simple assault charge against him for allegedly shaking his girlfriend, that issue will have to be cleared through the team.

5) Knile Davis 5'11 227, RB Arkansas Davis once looked to be a early selection before a series of injuries changed the way he attacked the los. While he still has very good triangle numbers his production has tanked over the last couple of seasons as he tends to run away from contact. Still his potential is very high if he can return to form, especially from a reserve roll.

6) Stansly Maponga 6'2 256, DE TCU Maponga has already been scheduled for a visit at Valley Ranch and on tape looks like a solid prospect. While he might not be elite at anything he looks to be solid all the way around and has a motor that runs hot all the time.

Undrafted Free Agents
Mitchell Gale 6'2 233, QB Abilene Christian
Mark Harrison 6'3 226, WR Rutgers
Michael Williams 6'6 270, TE Alabama
Taimi Tutogi 6'1 255, FB Arizona

Mike Catapano 6'4 270, DE Princeton
Johnathan Stewart 6'4 242 OLB Texas A&M
Daxton Swanson 5'10 186, CB Sam Houston St


Post June 1st Cap/Signings

+10.4 mil
Ronde Barber S-- Barber is still contemplating retiring and will wade in free agency for a while. Essentially he will either resign with Tampa or retire but the chance to reunite with Kiffin might draw him out to Big D. Monte could also offer Barber the chance to get his feet wet as a player coach in the secondary. 2 yr 6 mil(1.5 mil hit 2013)

Amobi Okoye DT- This is a move to get a young talented player that hasn't reached his potential. Marinelli had him in Chicago and could continue to develop him into a good rotational 3 tech. 2 yrs 1.9 mil ( 700,000 2013 cap hit)

Cedric Griffin CB-- A veteran reserve needed to be brought in after the departure of Mike Jenkins. Griffin has experience in the cover two from his time in Minnesota and has played nickle coverage in Washington. 2yr 5mil ( 1.5 mil 2013 cap hit)

+6.3 mil in cap space to sign draft picks.
Tavon in Round 1??? Wow, that'd be an eye opener. Too bad we just gave Miles Austin more future guaranteed money when we restructured him. I don't see the team going WR that early anymore. I really wish we had threatened Miles that we would cut him in order to get him to rework a cheaper contract. The idea of Tavon here is exciting and I don't doubt the ROI, but this one is a little unnerving.

Long and Jones in subsequent rounds makes the Tavon pick easier to swallow.

Overall I like it. Especially like Johnathan Stewart as an UDFA and Ronde Barber in FA. Same as my mock. :)
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Trouble falling asleep tonight, got football on the mind. So I decided to write up a quick mock draft. It goes quite a bit different than my last one, and focuses heavy on the trenches. Here goes nothing.....
  1. Chance Warmack- Alabama G- I have a tough time imagining 5 offensive linemen, including 2 OG's, going before 18. I think the 3 tackles are more likely to be taken, simply because of the need of that position. I think that Cooper will appeal more to teams because of his versatility. This is why I believe Warmack will be the one to slide, and Dallas capitalizes. Plug him in at Guard and he'll be a staple there for the next decade.
  2. Tank Carradine- Florida St. DE- I've seen mock drafts with him going in the back end of the 1st round, I don't see this happening. I believe teams will be weary on him not only because of the ACL, but also the somewhat lack of experience. This also is a typical Dallas Cowboys pick. They are known to take risks in the 2nd on people with injuries, i.e. Bruce Carter, Sean Lee. I'm liking this pick the more I think about it. He doesn't have to rush back year 1, because Spencer has the tag and starting at LE. I think we could bring him along slowly, and let him fully grasp the scheme before throwing him out there. Also, Rod Marinelli will be salivating at the potential.
  3. Brandon Williams- Missouri Southern DT- Rod Marinelli is definitely giddy in the war room now. I love this guys potential. With Spencer coming back, I could see Crawford working more as the 3 tech, along with Hatcher. Ratliff could also fill in at the 3 tech along with the 1 tech. Lissemore is at the 1 tech, but who else? I believe Brandon Williams can be that guy. Last mock I took him in the 2nd, but lately have seen him falling further down in mocks (for some reason). Having Rod Marinelli on board also really paid a huge factor in this decision. If anyone can squeeze out the potential of a kid like this, its Marinelli.
  4. Duke Williams- Nevada Safety- Safety position has to be addressed. I believe they will bring in a mid level free agent, but the draft could also serve well at this position. Haven't got to see a ton of film on him, but from what I've seen, he looks promising. Also, I would love to hear the Dallas crowd yelling out DDDUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUKKKKEEE!!!!! every play he makes.
  5. Christine Michael- Texas A&M RB- This is another position where Dallas needs to inject some youth. This kid has the size, and is athletic as well. Another reason I like him is his limited wear and tear. He ran in a RB by committee at Texas A&M, so that means he should have very fresh legs coming into the league.
  6. Earl Wolff- - N.C. State Safety- I know I know, I already drafted a Safety, but I think we could double up at this position to induce even more competition in camp. Also, this dude is an athlete. At 6'0" and 207 lbs, he has the size to play the position, but he also ran his 40 in the 4.4's. Worst case scenario, he can come in and be a stud on special teams.

    There's my second mock of the year. Everything will change pretty drastically after free agency, but that's why I wanted to do this before it starts. I didn't a couple mid level free agents to get in my way of the draft. Also, 900+ lbs combined for the first 3 picks, it's time to start winning battles in the trenches.
Easily my favorite mock draft of all that I've seen. If only a developmental tackle was in there (that kid from Colorado perhaps?), would be an absolute fantasy.
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8) Buffalo Bills select- Chance Warmack G Alabama
10) Tennesee Titans select- Jonathan Cooper G NC
13) Tampa Bay Bucs select- Kenny Vaccaro S Texas
15) New Orleans Saints select Sheldon Richardson DT Missouri

1) Tavon Austin 5'9 175 lbs, WR West Virginia-The team has been rumored to be very interesting in Austin and with both interior line prospects/ Vaccaro gone he is the highest player on the board. It may seem to be a luxary pick but imo it is very important to build up the offense to be effective post Romo. Tavon is tailer made for the Air Coryell, he has elite change of direction skills to be highly disruptive in underneath routes as Dez/Miles push verticle to eliminate saftey coverage. Developing another WR threat is a necessity considering Miles will eventually become a cap casulty.
did you still have cordarrelle pattterson on the board at 18?
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did you still have cordarrelle pattterson on the board at 18?
No, I figured him in at #16 to the Rams, just forgot to put him in the draft breakdown. I am a big fan of Patterson, he is a nice fit for the scheme as well and is has a similar skill set to Dez. If they were both on the board I think it would be an interesting call though. Austin is much more polished as a route runner then people give him credit for and has NFL ready hands. Patterson has a higher ceiling but is going to have a bigger learning curve especially when it comes to expanding his route tree.

Either way I don't think you lose, Tavon has the best stop and go/ zero to sixty acceleration to create space I've seen in college since Reggie Bush. In a scheme designed to push the safeties in deep coverage to open up the underneath routes he can certainly cause havoc for opposing defenses. With Patterson you get a guy who is hard to cover 1 vs 1 on the outside. He can catch the short ball and break tackles to get in the open field or use his big frame to go get the ball in tight coverage. Not to mention he can run past most corners if he catches them sleeping.

The interesting thing is that our WR coach Dooley has a feel for Patterson since he was the head coach at Tennessee last year. If anybody he should have the most input if it came down to those two players because he knows what Cordarelle's work ethic and learning capacity are.

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I like what you are doing. I think it's a little ambitious on the FA stuff. I think we try to sign a S and prob one OL.

Also, don't sleep on Brian Price on the DL. The kids got talent if he's got his life on the right track.
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I actually like this. Only thing I'd like to see is UDFA Michael Williams. I think he could go as high as the 5th, but there's a chance he isn't drafted. Great #3 TE for jumbo sets.

Best blocking TE in this draft and honestly the best blocking TE I've seen inn the past several years.
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I also feel the FA signings are a bit ambitious. I feel we'll get maybe 2.

LOVE the Baner draft choice. I hadn't really considered him much, but feel he'd be a great change of pace back.
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I also feel the FA signings are a bit ambitious. I feel we'll get maybe 2.

LOVE the Baner draft choice. I hadn't really considered him much, but feel he'd be a great change of pace back.
Yeah, I was leaning towards just making a list of potential FAs, but then said what the heck, I'll just list them as signees! Hahaha

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Although he's old and I'm typically against stop gaps I think Ronde is valuable because of his knowledge of the defense. He'd be able to coach Church, Carr, Claiborne on field and allow the team to develop Matt Johnson or a draft pick behind him.

Durant, as I've said before, is also a progress stopper but if the team isn't sold on Albright and Wilbur, why take a chance? Sign the guy.

Moore is better than any guard on the roster. Old, but an upgrade none the less.
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