I’m really concerned, folks. The Dallas Cowboys did some house cleaning this off season and got rid of a safety, some cornerbacks, and some linebackers. But they also lost their top draft pick in a trade with the Detroit Lions.
This leaves the Cowboys waiting for 50 drafted players before they get to pick. On their draft list of visitors to Valley Ranch, there are only three safeties. Now, there is probably a majority of fans who believe safety will be the first position the Cowboys attack. They asked Luis Delmas, Darcel McBath and Michael Hamlin to visit. Delmas looks to be the top prospect for the Cowboys. Delmas is not a horrible pick at No. 51.
But the rest of the list shows a much scarier picture. Four wide receivers were brought to Valley Ranch and all four are average receivers who might–just might–get lucky and contribute to something other than special teams. Patrick Turner doesn’t impress me and Mohamed Massaquoi drops too many balls. MBIIIEffect likes Brian Robiskie, out of Ohio State, but I do not. There’s not a wide receiver the Cowboys asked to come who I think could have an immediate impact. It is proof that Sam Hurd, who recently resigned for a year, and Miles Austin will have to step up in 2009.
The Cowboys didn’t ask Pat White, the West Virginia quarterback, for a visit. No idea why, but they didn’t. They invited Tom Brandstater and Stephen McGee. I think this could mean the Cowboys may not pick a QB in the draft or they will do so very late. Pat White may no longer be on the radar.
Take a look at the list of players and let’s figure out who is the best prospect for the Cowboys with their first three picks in the 2009 draft.