I love Wisconsin O-Linemen. This kid came in for Peter Konz when he had a blood clot. Wisconsin turned to him over Bill Nagy and he never left the position. Peter Konz only started at Guard for the best OL in the NFL last year. I have a feeling those who hate this pick are going to eat crow.
Next we took Gavin Escobar from San Diego State at TE. The PC story of this is that we plan to run a lot of 12 sets with 2 TEs. I’m not sure this is the case completely. Maybe it is, but I think given how much we paid Tony Romo this move could also be a farewell to Jason Witten when his contract puts us up against the Salary Cap. Maybe it won’t, but we need to be realistic about these kinds of options. This kid’s contract will run out before Witten’s does, but who will come cheaper, and who is younger? NFL teams have to weigh this type of information and balance the budget. There’s no doubting the kid’s hands. He sure doesn’t. He says he will catch everything thrown at him. So let’s throw at him. Only good things can come from having another set of hands on the field.
Next we took a kid that wanted to come here real bad, but was projected as a 2nd round pick, and no one felt we had a shot at getting him, Terrance Williams out of Baylor. Let me simply point at one thing first here. His production did not plummet when Robert Griffin III left for the NFL. If anything, he improved because he felt he had to. How is that a bad thing in the NFL? It isn’t.
I postulated Gavin Escobar is Witten’s exit point. There’s no doubt Williams is Miles Austin’s exit from the team. He was drafted to play opposite Dez Bryant, no ifs, ands, or buts about it. He will begin like every other Draft pick as a complimentary player looking to develop. Once he does they will move him into the starting lineup. We are either going to keep 6 WRs or someone is already on the outside looking in. I don’t see Dwayne Harris leaving and I think Romo loves Beasley. That puts Danny Coale in the “better prove yourself” category this year. No more injuries, step it up. If Miles again has tender hammies it could be him who is on the outside looking in.