All the speculation of who is now behind us. Is it possible that things could have gone worse? Well the answer to that is a definite yes, but I don’t think I’m alone when I say that most of this draft left me scratching my head.
Every draft guru under the sun has already given his two cents on the follies of the Dallas Cowboys front office, so pardon me for the tardiness. While I’m no draft savant, allow me to share what I saw this past weekend.
I really wasn’t so upset by the passing up of Shariff Floyd or the drafting of Travis Frederick. As far as I can tell he will be a welcome asset to our offensive line, even if he was a bit of a reach in the first round. My frustrations began with the initial trade.
I’m still trying to figure out how the 49ers were able to move up thirteen spots and only lose a third rounder in the process. Like I said, I’m no draft expert but even I knew we got robbed blind on that one.
Moving on to day two things just got even more ridiculous. Maybe I’m the only one who didn’t get the memo, but I had no idea that tight end was so high on our priority list. Then, on top of that who is Gavin Escobar? Don’t get me wrong, he is a Cowboy now which means I wish him the best, but I think that second pick was worth a whole lot more.
Things snowballed from there. I was happy with the Williams pick. I know receiver was another position that wasn’t in dire need, but having this guy opposite of Dez Bryant is an investment that will pay for itself.
Other than that and the Randle pick I’m still trying to figure this out. We drafted another cornerback, another safety with tons of potential but who will not be of much help in the short term, and a linebacker with a history.
Sometimes I think Jerry just does it to spite all of us.
Oh well, as is always the case all of these guys have potential coming out of the ears and if they have the desire to go with it there is no reason they can’t all be a huge part of this team’s future success.
It’s just too bad we seem to be looking at the same holes we had going in to the draft.