Ok, it's 2009. Obviously our beloved Dallas Cowboys didn't get the opportunity to participate in playoff football. That's a story fro another day. Everyone is aware of the issues in the locker room and on the field, and everyone has their own opinion about that. This is not one of those posts. This is a very exciting time of the year. Right now as I write this, or as you read this there COULD be a guy training and getting ready for the combine who could be the next great Dallas Cowboy. You never know, there could be a linebacker or offensive tackle, defensive end, cornerback...or dare I say quarterback that could change the future of the Dallas Cowboys. That is very exciting. Now, I have absolutely zero insight into what the team plans on doing at this years draft, but like most people I have some ideas and predictions and some things I would like to see the team do. Hopefully, whatever happens though the guys in the front office draft future Hall of Famers.
From what I've read through various online articles, the Cowboys have some intention to draft a quartback to back-up Tony Romo. There are definitely the obvious picks that I highly doubt the team will get such as Matthew Stafford, Graham Harrell (who I really don't think will amount to anything), Rhett Bomar, and Josh Freeman. But what about a wild-card? Purdue's Curtis Painter is a very interesting prospect. He's very big (6'4 224 pds) and he's got a powerful arm. I watched him play quite a few times because I have some friends who know him well, and to be quite honest I liked him. He really did not have a great senior season, but his junior year was very productive and he had a great bowl game that year. Plus let's not forget, Purdue has been known to produce some good quarterbacks (Kyle Orton, and some guy named Drew Brees). I could be proven wrong very easily based on his performance in the combine, but I am definitely keeping an eye on this guy.
Other then a BACKUP quarterback I would like to see the team load up on offensive lineman more then any position. It seems as though after the teams line got paid they deicded to take it easy, plus there is some age gathering on the line and I really have not been to impressed with the backups. I would like to see the team go draft a stud left tackle and then fill in the rest with some other good prospects.
If Jay Ratliff moves to defensive end, then the team is going to need to draft some interior guys on the defensive line. There are a few guys in this years draft who seem to look good, with B.J. Raji leading the pack. But he is a first round pick so I can almost quarentee he won't be wearing a star on his helmet this year. Other then though there are still some intriguing guys, I just don't believe this is a major concern of the team.
All in all, the draft is deep at quite a few positions. I hope the team does its due diligence and we see a new crop of players come in and work hard to earn the star and hopefully one of these guys is all we need to bring the Super Bowl back to Dallas. What does everyone else think? Any ideas on the draft?