Dreaming of Being Dallas Cowboys GM for the 2013 Draft and Beyond

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On Friday April 26 two more rounds of Draft picks come our way. In the 2nd round the Cowboys pick at number 47. Here I will be very tempted to take Defensive Tackle from Purdue. I am going to look in a different direction and it is probably going to piss some fans off. I am going to take Montee Ball, Running Back from Wisconsin. My reasoning is simple, we have to have an effective option to use in the event DeMarco Murray gets injured again. Yes, there are viable options we can grab later. None of them have the stats to back up their importance more than Ball does. We have had a hard time finding the endzone in the running game. Ball found the endzone 83 times in his college career including 77 times as a rusher. In 2011 he scored 39 times. He led the nation in rushing and all purpose yardage in 2011 and twice was over 1800 yards rushing in his college career. At a position as crucial to the success of the Cowboys as RB clearly is, I take the kid who has shown he has the tools to help the team.

The question should be asked here, what would you do if the Rams did take that trade, Cooper was at 22 and you now have the 78 pick on deck with the 80 pick right after it? One of the two picks is absolutely going to be Barrett Jones, Center from Alabama and he is going to start for me day 1. This makes my O-line settle out as Tyron Smith, Jonathon Cooper, Barrett Jones, Brandon Moore, and Tyson Clabo. If this does not give you not only some confidence in the OL in 2013, but also raise your hopes of success than I do not know what to tell you other than to take a laxative. That would be the best OL we have fielded since 1997 possibly.

Feb 24, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Wisconsin Badgers running back Montee Ball catches a pass during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

With the other pick if it existed I’d consider Darius Slay, Cornerback out of Mississippi State. In the modern NFL you can’t have enough CBs and we have to offset the loss of Mike Jenkins. I doubt we trade down, so this choice is merely in the what if category.

Saturday April 27th would begin with me on pins and needles about our last 3 picks. In the 4th round I would select Kyle Juszczyk the Fullback out of Harvard. This would allow me to release Lawrence Vickers, who simply did not live up to my hopes and expectations, and gives me another receiving option out of the backfield. Juszycyk is a solid blocker and a very under rated receiver. In 2012 he caught 8 scores for the Ivy League school. His intelligence is not in question and he loves the game. I have a soft spot in my heart for FBs since that was my position. This isn’t about anything other than grabbing a guy who helps the team and this kid does. Not only would releasing Vickers free up some cap room, but we get a potentially better player for a longer haul.

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  • http://twitter.com/OldFrog75 Old Frog

    I would consider any draft that bags both Cooper and Jones a success.

  • Mike

    My Mock Draft 2.0:

    First Round (Tavon Austin – WR) @ 18… I originally was leaning towards Richardson or Cooper. I think Cooper will be gone by 18 now and why I still love Richardson, but I cant get past the speed and athleticism you get from Austin. This guy is a threat to take it to the house every time he touches the ball, he can single handedly take over a game, ask Oklahoma! In more of a zone blocking West Coast scheme that Calahan likes to run, those quick passes will help Romo and the mediocre at best O-Line hide some weaknesses and Austin has the agility and ability to turn a 5-10 yard pass into a 50 yard gain, not to mention his excellent return skills. He pops on tape!

    2nd Round Dream scenario (Kenny Warford – OG) @ 47… The guy is huge and nimble for his size. He addresses that glaring O-Line need and he isn’t far behind the top 2 prospects in Warmack and Cooper. This guy is nasty and can protect our 100 million dollar invest with the best of them. Love him in the 2nd, just worried he will not be there when we pick.

    32rd Round (David Quensberry – OT)… Free needs to be set “Free”, he cant seem to remember how to block, and he needs to “Free” his mind, because he makes way too many mental mistakes, pun intended, hence the most penalties in the NFL for an O-Lineman. David is a small school guy but he showed at the Senior game that he can play against top level competition! Saves spending on a free Agent and now the line is starting to take shape!

    Round 4 either (J.J. Wilcox – S) or (Jordan Hill – DT)… I have seen a little tape on Wilcox and his combine and he seems to be fluid in the hips and scouts are salivating at the mouth over him being a late round steal, this class is too deep with safeties to draft Vacarro at 18! Hill is either very good or silent on tape, he pops at times and you see a 2nd round talent or he is taking plays off and you see 5th round talent. If your coaching staff can get this kid to play hard every snap Hill is a Steal in this round!

    5th Round I see us going for either a blocking TE or a RB, I say Running Back because you can find a fairly good Blocking TE in the 6th and final pick. Round 5 I see either (Joseph Randle – RB) or (Zack Stacey – RB) possibly available there and both would give us some depth and we can groom them to take over should Murray continue to miss games, which is almost guaranteed if your taking his NFL career into account, which I am over course!

    Round 6 (Nick Kasa – TE)… We need a blocking TE badly, and in the 6th why not take a shot on this big kid from Colorado!

    There you have it, feel free to rip me apart for taking Austin or any of the other picks, I’m not a Scout but I can see talent just like others who take the time to watch the tape on these guys.

  • MikeBurke’sHairyVag

    Lost all credibility at “The truth of the matter is that everything I am about to share with you lies at the control of Tom Ciskowski and Jason Garrett, not the GM.”

  • Terrence Williams

    LOL at this guy trying to tell us that Tom Ciskowski and Jason Garrett run the draft and no Socks to Jocks Jerry Freakin Jones. Ridiculous.

  • still laughing

    Hey Forrest, who the hell is Vernon Fuller?

  • Hostile Sucks Dicks

    I like Defensive Tackle from Purdue, but I am also tempted to take Offensive Guard from Kentucky.

  • Hostile Sucks Dicks

    Vernon Fuller is not an actual player. Cool. I like John Doe in the 3rd round.

  • Hostile’s Underwear

    I don’t like all this “take a laxative” talk.