I'm more optimistic but the grade is about right. If Zeke has a good year, we get through the first four games and our key players stay healthy it's a good step. I think Smith will work out. The cowboys team doctor performed the surgery, he's probably the most capable member of the cowboys. If we go into next year having won ten games, turned out with four starters from this draft with a top five potential rb, a 90 percent smith, improved byron, Lawrence, Gregory and two of our later picks pan out we should be Happy. We'll bring in more pass rushers and corners by next year. I really believe most of those things could happen and we can make a run in the second and third year of this window. Obviously a disaster has a 50 percent chance of happening with the cowboys but that would doom the season anyways. Ramsey wasn't all we needed to get to the promise land, and I don't think he was the piece that was taking us to a Superbowl. We're still close to being close. Would have preferred Payton Lynch, but not enough to be tied to him. Also, not trading with Baltimore was just stupid. We'd have another 4th round DE coming into camp.
I had hoped they would pick Ramsey as well. However, if we end up with two pro bowlers in this draft then it's a huge success. If Elliot produces 80 percent of what demarco did, and they hold off the first four games then they could win the division. The defense was pretty bad that year as well. I was only hoping for a top twenty defense last year, and they were 16th. With scandrick back, a second year for Jones And the suspended pass rushers along with lee healthy. If the cowboys can have a top 15 defense this year by week 8, we can win the NFC east. Nothing was really giving us a super bowl this year. With a three year window I think a healthy romo has, the pieces added could certainly help make that happen before this decade ends. Am I stoked about the draft? No. But I'm not pulling my hair out either. If everything clicks, a ten win team and maybe a playoff win could be a step towards where we want to be. Hopefully we'll add some average vets. If this was difficult to read, sorry. New garbage phone.
Sam Acho, DE/OLB, Texas
Height: 6-2. Weight: 262. Projected 40 Time: 4.60. Combine 40 Time: 4.63. Pro Day 40 Time: DNP. Benchx225: 23. Vertical: 33.5. Arm: 33.5. Projected Round (2011): 2-3. 3/30/11: Sam Acho stood on everything from the Combine. He had a good workout afterward, but Charley Casserly said that Acho is a fourth-round prospect on Path to the Draft. Considering how valued pass-rushers are, I can't agree.
Chykie Brown, CB, Texas
Height: 5-11. Weight: 190. Projected 40 Time: 4.39. Combine 40 Time: 4.45. Pro Day 40 Time: 4.37. Benchx225: . Vertical: 39. Arm: 33 7/8. Projected Round (2011): 4-6. 3/30/11: Chykie's Pro Day 40 time is essentially meaningless because Texas has an ultra-fast track, but he looked solid in his workouts and was able to improve his vertical by 2.5 inches.
Mike Huey, G, Texas
Height: 6-4. Weight: 304. Projected 40 Time: N/A. Combine 40 Time: DNP. Pro Day 40 Time: 5.16. Benchx225: 35. Arm: . Projected Round (2011): 7-FA.
Aaron Williams, CB/FS, Texas
Height: 6-0. Weight: 204. Projected 40 Time: 4.46. Combine 40 Time: 4.52. Pro Day 40 Time: 4.44. Benchx225: 18. Vertical: 37.5. Arm: 31 1/2. Projected Round (2011): 1-2. 3/30/11: The Steelers and Lions sent all their coaches to watch Aaron Williams as Texas' Pro Day. Williams, a great fit for Mike Tomlin's coverage scheme, did not disappoint.
Akeem Ayers, OLB, UCLA - Scouting Report
Height: 6-3. Weight: 254. Projected 40 Time: 4.64. Combine 40 Time: 4.80. Pro Day 40 Time: 4.68. Benchx225: 18. Vertical: 31. Arm: 33. Projected Round (2011): 1-2. 3/30/11: Akeem Ayers really needed to improve his 40 at UCLA's Pro Day after an ugly showing at the Combine. Mission accomplished. Ayers also looked good in the drills. The consensus on the NFL Network is that rushing the passer is Ayers' top attribute, so he'll probably be chosen by a 3-4 team.
Rahim Moore, FS, UCLA - Scouting Report
Height: 6-0. Weight: 202. Projected 40 Time: 4.48. Combine 40 Time: 4.53. Pro Day 40 Time: DNP. Benchx225: 11. Vertical: 35. Arm: 30 1/4. Projected Round (2011): 2. 3/30/11: Rahim Moore stood on his Combine numbers, but put together a good workout at UCLA's Pro Day.
Ryan Bartholomew, C, Syraucse
Height: 6-1. Weight: 302. Projected 40 Time: 5.02. Combine 40 Time: 4.89. Pro Day 40 Time: DNP. Benchx225: 34. Arm: 33 3/4. Projected Round (2011): 6-FA. 3/30/11: Ryan Bartholomew stood on his great Combine numbers at his Pro Day. Bartholomew has outstanding measurables, but isn't nearly as good on tape.
Delone Carter, RB, Syracuse
Height: 5-9. Weight: 222. Projected 40 Time: 4.50. Combine 40 Time: 4.53. Pro Day 40 Time: 4.50. Benchx225: 27. Vertical: 37. Broad: 10-0. Projected Round (2011): 3-4. 3/30/11: Delone Carter had a slight improvement in his 40 at Syracuse's Pro Day, but stood on everything else. The consensus is that Carter is a fourth-round prospect.
Ras-I Dowling, CB, Virginia - Scouting Report
Height: 6-1. Weight: 198. Projected 40 Time: 4.52. Combine 40 Time: 4.40. Pro Day 40 Time: . Benchx225: 19. Vertical: . Arm: 31. Projected Round (2011): 2-3. 3/30/11: Will Ras-I Dowling ever be healthy? Dowling, whose Combine was cut short because of an injured hamstring, couldn't perform at his Pro Day.
Justin Rogers, CB/KR, Richmond
Height: 5-11. Weight: 183. Projected 40 Time: 4.43. Combine 40 Time: 4.44. Pro Day 40 Time: 4.40. Benchx225: 14. Vertical: 33. Arm: 31 3/8. Projected Round (2011): 5-7. 3/30/11: Justin Richmond improved upon his already quick 40 at his Pro Day in front of 12 teams.
Buster Skrine, CB, UT-Chattanooga
Height: 5-10. Weight: 186. Projected 40 Time: 4.35. Combine 40 Time: 4.29. Pro Day 40 Time: DNP. Benchx225: 20. Vertical: 37. Arm: 30 1/4. Projected Round (2011): 4-6. 3/30/11: Mike Mayock on Buster Skrine, who stood on his Combine numbers: "I was blown away by Buster Skrine at the Combine (but) he got beat three times against Auburn in the first quarter. He's a fifth- or a sixth-round prospect."