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Old 04-29-2012, 10:16 AM    (permalink
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I'm pumped about this draft, regardless of the fact that we didn't nab the biggest names out there.

Do I wish we would have grabbed a few different guys? Ya, but there is a reason those guys fell to us and continued falling in most cases. These guys might not have been on our radar... But neither was Mo Clairborne.

So you could call this whole Cowboys draft unpredictable but at the core we really addressed the needs that we had.

Clairborne is awesome we all agree on that.

Crawford has a ton of potential (And many here liked Brockers because of untapped potential and are knocking Crawford for it?)

Wilber played 3-4 Outside Linebacker at Wake Forest his Senior season and led the team in sacks.. (Those two guys right there address our pass rush questions everyone here complains about)

Matt Johnson, I don't know much about him but everything I read makes it seem like he is a true ball hawk that isn't afraid to hit people either. Quite honestly I can't find anything bad about the guy being written other than the fact that no one thought he should have been drafted this early... That confuses me because no one knocks him either? So if there are no knocks on him then why are was no one projecting him to go high?

Coale: Gives us a presence that can come in and compete for essentially a starting spot. From doing some reading on him it looks like he was hurt badly by the QB's he had at Va Tech. Heck worst case scenario we have some competition, someone with returning expeirence and a guy who can actually even compete for the Punting job.

Hanna: We all wanted a tight end and Hanna is a nice pick, he definately has the measurables to be somebody in this league. With all that speed and size it is crazy to think what he might be able to do.

McSurdy: Another guy I don't know much about but his pure production makes me excited to see what he might be able to do. Competes to be the #4 MLB on this team. I see him being a Practice Squad guy but the pure production he had makes me want to believe he could be more.
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Heres some grades, for what theyre worth

NFL draft grades: Bengals, Cowboys immediate winners
What a coup: a shutdown corner, an ideal 3-4 end, an intriguing edge pass rusher and a potential starting safety. Rob Ryan can now get aggressive without getting burned.
http://aol.sportingnews.com/nfl/story/2012-04-28/nfl-draft-2012-grades-bengals-cowboys-patriots-packers-steelers

I thought the Cowboys had the best draft [in the division]. I thought they really did a nice job getting the corner that they needed in Claiborne, and then adding the defensive lineman in the third round, Crawford. I think he’s a really good football player.
Remember, the Cowboys are just a missed field goal and a couple of situations away from keeping the Giants out of it. Michael Lombardi

This team blew five fourth-quarter leads last season as Rob Ryan's defense faltered time and again. So owner Jerry Jones made the bold move to trade up with the Rams in order to take LSU's Morris Claiborne, the draft's most complete cornerback. This was a bold move, and Claiborne has no character flaws. ... They waited until the third round for their next pick. Ryan has to love the addition of Boise State defensive end Tyrone Crawford. ... Wake Forest outside linebacker Kyle Wilber also has pass-rush potential and, at worse, is a special-teams star. ... Eastern Washington's Matt Johnson will be given every chance to become a starting safety. The late-round find could be Oklahoma tight end James Hanna, who has a quick first step and possibly give Jason Witten a rest, since Witten isn't getting any younger. Grade: B+
http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/Czar-NFL-Draft-grades-per-team-042812


Overview: Dallas' front office is unwilling to meet injury-prone, contract-year CB Mike Jenkins' financial demands, so it went to work on Thursday night. The Cowboys shipped off picks 14 and 45 to secure Claiborne, who will cover X receivers and perhaps even stalk opposing No. 1s in the Darrelle Revis "shadow" role. Dallas was otherwise quiet on the trade front, but picked up an athletic pass rusher in Wilber to go with one of this draft's more underrated defensive-line pocket pushers in Crawford. Coale was a fifth-round value and will compete right away in the slot, while Hanna is a height-weight-speed guy. McSurdy and Johnson were dominant small schoolers. The Cowboys came away with one surefire blue chip talent, and as many as four or five more 2012 role players. Even after giving up the second-rounder, this has the look of a solid draft. Grade: B
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I'm also interested in the fact that we drafted not one but two guys from the big sky conference.

One of which, McSurdy was the Big Sky Defensive Player of the year. Not to mention that the teams we got these guys from are consistently competitive in the FCS.

There is definately a Jason Garrett "Type" as all of the picks were a captain on their team and are football players. If you look at them they all had great production on their teams, they didn't blow up the combine or their proday but they had the skills to play football.

Call me a big fan of this draft despite being very skeptical about it yesterday.

Clairborne: Day 1 Starter, Worst case as the #3 in a pass happy league.

Crawford: Intially a pass rush package type of guy in our rotation. Best Case: Finally learns the ins and outs of football and develops into a huge pass rush presence.

Wilber: Worst Case, pushes Albright, Butler and Spencer to keep getting better or he can take their job. Led his team in sacks so let's teach him some technique and get him some in the pros.

Johnson: Been looking for two days now and still can't find any knocks on him other than he was playing hurt his senior year(That really doesn't bother me at all, but looks like he didn't have full use of the arm in which he tore his bicep, which made tackling difficult and trying to make interceptions even more so.) Will someone please show me why no one was talking about a guy that no draft expert has any knocks on? He creates a ton of turnovers, the only safeties who created more turnovers were Mark Barron and Merkelle Martin... Call it a reach or whatever else you want but until someone shows me the knocks on this guy I'm going to be a fan.

Coale: Makes some very tough catches in college. I'll be interested to see how he is playing with QB's that can.... You know.... Throw the ball. Worst case scenario he gets to put the heat on Dwayne Harris (A Guy I was/am very high on) to perform now or never.

Hanna: This dude is BIG and FAST.... I'm really concerned about the fact that he didn't have a lot of receptions though. With that size and speed you would think he would have been a huge weapon? Ya it is one of the only bigger names we took in the draft but that does leave me with questions about him.

McSurdy: I think he is a special teamer that makes the team and sticks here for a few years. Something has to be said for making plays. He doesn't have elite speed, elite size, or anything that makes you go Wow about him on paper. The thing that makes me go Wow with him is the fact he was Defensive Player of the Year in the Big Sky and has ridiculous tackle numbers having only been a two year starter.

Call me a homer, but I like this draft.

I am serious about wanting someone to show me something, heck show me anything, about Matt Johnson that tells me why no one knew about him on here.
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I am serious about wanting someone to show me something, heck show me anything, about Matt Johnson that tells me why no one knew about him on here.
Well, this isn't going to tell you why people weren't talking about Johnson, but it may make you feel a lot better about the pick. It did that for me. If he turns out half as good as this suggests, I'll be pleased: http://www.bloggingtheboys.com/2012/...ads-in-the-nfl
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The more I look at this draft the more I tie this in to Canty and Ware's comments about the Cowboys not lacking talent but lacking team and togetherness.

This draft looks nothing like a Jerry Jones draft. I looks like A Garrett draft. Guys who are football smart, have no issues, are leader type guys and are productive.

While we may had bigger names on the board it looks like we simply went with "more then adequate athletes" who will come in and really push guys for spots and roles.

So call me a B to B+ guy. THe more I read, the more I like it.

NOTE: I just read BTB and it seems to offer similar commentary. Very different then the national commentary which was negative. Had not reviewed BTB till after I posted.

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Here's my team grade from the other thread too:

Dallas Cowboys

Morris Claiborne, CB
Tyrone Crawford, DE
Kyle Wilbur, DE
Matt Johnson, DB
Danny Coale, WR
James Hanna, TE
Caleb McSurley, LB

This draft shows the heavy influence Rob Ryan has on the Cowboys, Claiborne at corner will probably start, then back to back DEs. A good, young defense got younger. ESPN gives them a C-, I give them a B- b/c Claiborne will be an instant impact rookie & raises the grade by a letter. Grade would be higher if they had found a pure center, now they will throw that spot open to 3 converted OGs.


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Morris Claiborne, CB: A+. Impact rookie starter.
Tyrone Crawford, DE: B. Will rotate as DE, maybe passing downs specialist.
Kyle Wilbur, DE: I. Only b/c I know nada about him, google him up later.
Matt Johnson, DB: C-. Small school guy must quickly adjust to faster game & NFL-quality WRs.
Danny Coale, WR: A. Will find roster spot as slot receiver & return team gunner with running 40s in the 4.3s.
James Hanna, TE: C. Replacement for backup.
Caleb McSurley, LB. D. Hate to downgrade Montana Griz players b/c I love me some Griz, great season as All Div.II-A MLB regressed in playoff game I saw with missed tackles, won't make final roster.
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Round 1 - Morris Claiborne, CB -- Grade: A+
I don't need to explain why this is an A+ pick, but I can explain how I felt in the moment when things were going down. I just remember things happening so fast that I couldn't gather all my thoughts together. Here I was thinking that we were waiting to see who would fall to us at 14, when all of a sudden in the middle of CLE trading up, Minny trading down, Jax trading up for Blackmon, I see DAL trades UP! Like WTF? Don't tell me they just traded up for Mark Barron! My worst nightmare come true!!! I literally cursed the Cowboys and typed "I hate the Cowboys" in the DC draft chat room... then somebody typed, "It's gotta be Claiborne..." and I jumped out of my chair and thought "HOLY ****!" Still unsure of whether or not they would indeed take Claiborne or reach for Barron, I sat hesitant until the commissioner uttered the words out of his mouth, "The Dallas Cowboys have traded up to the #6 overall pick with the St. Louis Rams and select Morris Claiborne."

Words cannot describe the feeling of joy in that moment. I'm sure you all were just as psyched up! Wasn't it awesome? This went down as possibly my favorite draft memory of all time! Yes, I loved the Dez Bryant trade up too, but that one was a little more expected because I knew we loved Dez so much. This one was a total surprise! I'm still on cloud 9... The value was great, the player is great, and I'm just thrilled with the addition of Claiborne.


Round 3 - Tyrone Crawford, DE -- Grade: B+
At this point of the draft I was really hoping for OL, DL or S. So when it was announced that we took Tyrone Crawford out of Boise St, I remained calm despite other players on the board that I liked more. My main target here was Philip Blake. I honestly couldn't believe that they passed on him considering how glaring of a hole we had there and how much I though they liked him. This is the only reason I don't want to give this pick an A grade.

Sure, I could understand the reasoning. Everyone in the NFL is looking to improve their team's pass rush and here was a guy who's got all the makings of a pass rushing threat from the 34 DE position. No one's idea of a space eater, but rather a pure penetrator. Lots of Cowboys fans prior to the draft argued for the need endlessly, so I'm sure they might be more thrilled with this pick than I was. Honestly, I wasn't too high on any of the Boise St prospects this year. Not McClellin, Winn, Iloka or Crawford. But after reading up on Crawford, I upgraded my grade from a B to a B+. Not taking Blake and then seeing Blake go before 4 picks ahead of us in round 4 was a stinger.

We all discussed possibilities for DE leading up to the draft and no one brought up his name because quite honestly, he seemed too light being listed at 275. As far as 3rd/4th round graded guys it all started and stopped with Wolfe, because he was really the only guy who appeared worthy around that range. Some other names were Crick and Winn but Crawford was really out of the picture appearing not to have ideal size requirements.

That said kudos to the Cowboys for projecting his growth and recognizing potential. Garrett mentioned that he's already up to 280-285 (with the frame to add 10 more pounds) and when you look at it from a draft value standpoint, there were many draft pundits out there who gave Crawford a 2nd round grade. So to land him past the middle of Round 3 is EXCELLENT value for sure! The Cowboys stuck to the board and didn't bump anyone else up due to need. There's no reason to complain about that....unless you stare at our roster today and see Phil Costa still entrenched as our starting C.

With Hatcher's "developmental" years behind him, it's nice to have someone with legit talent and upside besides Lissemore who is really just more of a "prayer's hope" at the position. This should solidify our need at the DE position for the next 3 years. Between Hatcher, Spears, Lissemore, Crawford and Ratliff (occassionally) our job there is settled. If we could somehow get a true NT, I think our defense can take another step forward. Guess that'll be put on for another year. That's why I cannot give this anything higher than a B+ grade because the Cowboys also passed on Ta'amu, who like Blake, didn't make it to our next pick. Yes, we addressed depth, but not need where we could've added another immediate starter.
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Here I was thinking that we were waiting to see who would fall to us at 14, when all of a sudden in the middle of CLE trading up, Minny trading down, Jax trading up for Blackmon, I see DAL trades UP! Like WTF? Don't tell me they just traded up for Mark Barron! My worst nightmare come true!!! I literally cursed the Cowboys and typed "I hate the Cowboys" in the DC draft chat room... then somebody typed, "It's gotta be Claiborne..." and I jumped out of my chair and thought "HOLY ****!" Still unsure of whether or not they would indeed take Claiborne or reach for Barron, I sat hesitant until the commissioner uttered the words out of his mouth, "The Dallas Cowboys have traded up to the #6 overall pick with the St. Louis Rams and select Morris Claiborne."

Words cannot describe the feeling of joy in that moment. I'm sure you all were just as psyched up! Wasn't it awesome? This went down as possibly my favorite draft memory of all time!
Good description of the events in sequence & our collective stunned reaction. I too was completely nonplussed they made such a grandiose draft day maneuver. After the shock wore off I envisioned Carr & Claiborne as the 2012 starting corners & was ecstatic.

Claiborne is an order of magnitude better than Terence Newman when he was drafted from Kansas St. as the top pick. Claiborne must earn the starting job but I believe he will prove in camp that it's his to lose.
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Good description of the events in sequence & our collective stunned reaction. I too was completely nonplussed they made such a grandiose draft day maneuver. After the shock wore off I envisioned Carr & Claiborne as the 2012 starting corners & was ecstatic.

Claiborne is an order of magnitude better than Terence Newman when he was drafted from Kansas St. as the top pick. Claiborne must earn the starting job but I believe he will prove in camp that it's his to lose.
order of magnitude....?

Newman was no slouch as a prospect...probably still one of the top rated CB's to come out in the past 12 years. Not many corners are graded elite...newman and claiborne both carried that grade.
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order of magnitude....?

Newman was no slouch as a prospect...probably still one of the top rated CB's to come out in the past 12 years. Not many corners are graded elite...newman and claiborne both carried that grade.
Claiborne was the top-ranked player at his portion in most lists, Newman was like the 2nd or 3rd ranked corner in his draft class. No slouch though, great rookie yr. as I recall. He dropped a few too many balls last yr. that should've been INTs though.

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Claiborne was the top-ranked player at his portion in most lists, Newman was like the 2nd or 3rd ranked corner in his draft class. No slouch though, great rookie yr. as I recall. He dropped a few too many balls last yr. that should've been INTs though.
No that isn't even close to correct.

Newman was draft at #5. He was the consensus top CB on all major draft outlets and on draft day. He had a great rookie year and a soph slump after. Only one other corner has gone top 5 since Newman and that was our boy.

2011- Patrick Peterson

Newman is arguably the top CB prospect outside of PP we've seen in the last 10 years. Your facts are off.
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I was/am a HUMAAAAYYNNNGOUS fan of PP, but as you know it was pointed more towards him as a Safety... and I still think that he could eventually make the move there and be an All Pro. His job at CB last year was spotty at best, which makes me believe that even more. Claiborne seems to me to be the better pure cornerback prospect.

I don't really want to make a comparison from Claiborne to Newman. I'd rather compare him to Haden or Revis. :D

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Round 4 - Kyle Wilber, OLB -- Grade: B

OK, I admit... I chat draft talk 365 days out of the year with a bunch of other guys who do the same thing and I cannot remember once, this guy's name being mentioned during his 4 year college career. How is that so? Wilber definitely flew under the radar... turns out when you check out the rankings... sure enough, his name is there... commonly listed as a 3rd/4th round prospect. He was there the whole time.

I did not sniff a hint of Kyle Wilber! But there he was on the list of Dallas' pre-draft visits! Apparently Rob Ryan loved him in that visit....

“They put me on the board, tested me and told me their scheme and the defense,” Wilber said. “I had to take a test and try to remember everything they were doing.”

How did he do?

“Rob [Ryan] told me I was the best one so far,” Wilber said.

http://espn.go.com/blog/dallas/cowbo...to-destroy-qbs

With Wilber being labeled as a 3rd-4th round projection, it made sense for the Cowboys to scoop him up now if they wanted him. Makes sense why we saw Rob Ryan fist bumping everyone in the war room. This is a development player here, but the Cowboys have traditionally hit really well with their 4th round picks (James, Canty, Barber, Free, Choice, Butler... Arkin (tbd))... so you gotta give them some leeway here. Everything about the pick checks out... size, measurables, motor, character, draft value...

The Cowboys tricked me here. I thought it might have been Ronnell Lewis, who they brought in for a team visit... I thought it might have been Orson Charles who built up last minute steam in his tie to Dallas... Brandon Boykin, Ron Brooks and Josh Norman were all there, but CB was probably wiped off the board once we took Mo... a flyer on Josh Chapman perhaps?.. mabye a safety type Justin Bethel or (my bad... Antonio Allen)? C or G...Brandon Washington was good value here...

So when the Cowboys took Wilber it became clear... Garrett has a method and philosophy that he is sticking to. Orson Charles wiped out his chances of being a Cowboys following March charges that got him in jail on a DUI arrest. Ronnell Lewis probably fit the requirements as a "football player", but at 6'1 he didn't compare to the 6'4 Wilber. Chapman doesn't have ideal NT size either. At Safety, Bethel went early in Round 6, so props to the team for not reaching on him in the 4th. Besides, the other target was obvious Matt Johnson.

In the end, based off everything I know now, I gave this pick a conservative B with the potential to become an A. Wilber appears to have quite the badass mentality and make up. It's now the job of the Cowboys to make him an impact player. If they can do that, then they certainly can make this an A+ pick. But to see both Philip Blake and Alameda Ta'amu get taken a few picks ahead made me think the Cowboys shoud've made a move up to get either one. I'm pretty sure they were frustrated when Blake got selected because I specifically remember the reaction of the War Room... and it wasn't good.



Round 4 (comp) - Matt Johnson, S -- Grade: C+

Straight up, I feel like this pick was a huge reach. Eye popping stats in the Big Sky Conference doesn't excite me all that much. I feel like this is shades of Justin Beriault all over again. I mean, I totally get all the logic behind the pick... adequate size, adequate speed, adequate smarts, adequate motor, excellent on-field production...and his youtube clip is really pretty spectacular! I just think he is a major project and faces a major uphill challenge to become a starter in this league. Even though I've dug up a little more about him to get excited about it, I still get back to the fact that I think we took a guy here that nobody else had on their radars. Obviously, I could be wrong there, and Johnson did say he drew interest from Chicago and another team, but this pick was too BOLD for me love. If it works out, they have positioned themselves to look like GENIUSES... but if it doesn't, like I fear, then I think they look like GOATS.

I personally think Josh Norman and Justin Bethel will turn out to be better players, so I'll be watching how the 3 are developed. I can't hate the pick because of how late it was, but there seemed to be better players available. Good luck to us here. I'm cheering for the guy, but I have to be conservative about this grade. Looking around, according at some other analysts' grades, a C+ is actually pretty generous here. haha.
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I was/am a HUMAAAAYYNNNGOUS fan of PP, but as you know it was pointed more towards him as a Safety... and I still think that he could eventually make the move there and be an All Pro. His job at CB last year was spotty at best, which makes me believe that even more. Claiborne seems to me to be the better pure cornerback prospect.

I don't really want to make a comparison from Claiborne to Newman. I'd rather compare him to Haden or Revis. :D

someone on another board compared Claiborne to Champ Bailey. I thought that was a fair comparison.
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someone on another board compared Claiborne to Champ Bailey. I thought that was a fair comparison.
High praise for sure. It's an exciting time to be Cowboys fan... now, it's in the hands of the coaching staff. Every team in the NFC East did a lot to improve their teams this offseason, so may the best team win. It's gonna be challenging.
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Round 5 - Danny Coale, Wr -- Grade: B-

The Cowboys will go into the season with a lot of competition for the 3rd WR spot and Coale will probably be given the early lead out of the gate. Fellow alum, Kevin Ogletree is back for now (but has only a few fans)... Holmes and Radway have a chance, and then there are our other UDFAs who could surprise and make a name for themselves in camp in Cole Beasley, Tim Benford, Donovan Kemp, and Saalim Akeem.

I hear the rave reviews on Coale which is uplifting because for me, this pick came out of the no where. That said, it being in Round 6, it really didn't matter who we picked as long as the team thought he has a chance at making the final 53... and I think Coale is a selection that the team saw could fit in as that 3rd WR.

If I knew the Cowboys were looking at WR, my hands down pick at this selection would've been Cal's Marvin Jones over Danny Coale. Jones was a projected 2nd-3rd round guy by some, so being available in Round 5 was a steal for the Bengals. Shucks. I would've given an A for Jones here. So it's a B- for Coales.





Round 6 - James Hanna, TE -- Grade: A

Way to go Cowboys! This is a player that should stick around for a while! Anytime you can come away feeling like that with a 6th round pick, that deserves an A grade. One thing Garrett pointed out about the modern day TEs coming out of college is that most of them are more receivers than blockers. Hanna is both. When you can get a guy who you think can be an upgrade over a previous 2nd round selection who has been around for years *cough* Martellus *cough*, then that's an awesome pick!

Hanna blew up the combine with the fastest TE 40 time and really started to get people to take a second look at his film. OU used him more as a blocker and that is great for his experience, but I think they failed to utilize all of his skills. With 7 TDs as a Junior... The Sooners should have found ways for him to improve on that as a Senior, especially when Broyles went down.



Round 7 - Caleb McSurdy, LB/FB -- Grade: D-

Wasted pick. Should've taken a chance on Alfonzo Dennard (Pats), David Molk (Chargers), Cam Johnson (Niners), Andrew Datko (Packers), or my boy ;)... Antonio Allen (Jets).

Oh well, seemed like they wanted to make a statement about character/motor type players more than anything, so fine.

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1) Morris Claiborne: A+

These are the types of picks that define a draft class. Trading up AT VALUE for the top CB in the draft is absurd.

3) Tyrone Crawford: B- / A+ :::::: To avoid this being a copout I'll average and call it a B+

This is one of those picks. If he develops and becomes the player he is capable of he could be a top 5 3-4 DE in the league with the capablity of staying on the field when we move to a 4 man line. He has an immense ceiling. On the downside if he cannot bulk up and become a force against the run and learn proper usage of his hands he could become the Victor Butler of our defensive line. (One-trick pony who can only be used in specialist situations).

4) Kyle Wilber: B+

This has Rob Ryan written all over it. Versatile, special teams ace, and potential to allow Rob to really put the nails into opposing offensives. Smart, excellent vision, and reasonable build SHOULD lead to him replacing Spencer down the road.

4c) Matt Johnson: C

Not a fan of this pick at all and if not for his soon to be realized knack for special teams I would have given this an even worse grade. While having immense physical gifts leaving a players like Martin/Iloka on the board to reach for Johnson had me scratching my head. Hope I'm wrong but I see him being slotted as a long-term backup with great special teams ability.

5) Danny Coale: B+

Have him pegged as a breakout player come camp-time. He's not the most physically gifted player and is much more quick than fast but he could become an impact player out of the slot. Add another intelligent, blue-collar character to our locker room.

LOVING the direction Garrett is taking us.

6) James Hanna: A++

Was championing this pick well before the draft and is a guy that could easily develop into a legit #1 TE. Replacing a guy like Bennett obviously isn't the most difficult role to be cast in but I see Hanna easily picking up the production. He's an able blocker with FAR superior hands and catching radius. Another intelligent guy? Yes please.

7) Caleb McSurdy: F

Honestly it's a 7th round pick but McSurdy should of been an undrafted guy. He isn't athletically capable of playing at the next level regardless of how much of a tackling machine he was on Montana.

Highlights of UDFAs:

Adrian Hamilton: Wow. Just wow. Officially my pet-cat for this offseason.

Lance Dunbar: Most likely will be pushing incredibly hard to take Phillip Tanner's roster spot.

Eddie Whitley: Sub-package guy with starter potential. Another high character signing.

Ronald Leary: Getting hand-picked by Bill Callahan means a lot.

Saalim Hakim: Legit top end speed and his meal ticket onto the roster could be his work as a returner.



Overall off-season (Free Agency + Draft + UDFAs) grade: A-
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While a lot of people are praising the Hanna pick, it really looks like we were gonna go Cyrus Gray there if the Chiefs didn't take him a few spots before us. I would have loved to see Gray as our scatback/3rd down guy. Extremely talented kid that dropped due to some bad luck in the injury department in college.
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