Like most of you, I was not happy with this draft. Ok, I'll admit it, I was enraged. But after a 24 hour cool down period in which I have since read all the reviews and scouting report, watched the presser, listened to the radio talk shows, and watched the highlight videos on these guys ... I still don't like it. It's probably not as bad as my initial reaction, but I think there will be lots of 'misses' from this draft. So, I will post my prediction of this draft class and I would like to hear what Cowboys Nation thinks as well:
How many of the Dirty Dozen make the squad?
I'll guess ten. The back of our roster is very thin. The two I think wont make the team are Hodge and Manny Johnson. UDFA Kevin Ogletree has a better chance of making the team than Johnson, especially if he can returns kicks and/or punts.
How many of the Dirty Dozen contribute this season?
I'll guess three. My most lkely candidates are Jason Williams on special teams and in the nickle LB position, Hamlin could see some significant time at free safety, and Buehler as the kickoff specialist.
How many of the Dirty Dozen will be with the team in 5 years?
I'll say three again. J. Williams gets some recognition and leaves in free agency similar to Kevin Burnett. Brewster spends three years as a back-up and is replaced by someone younger. McGee progresses nicely and is about to become the starter in 5 years. Butler/B Williams - One fizzles out and the other is a nice back-up OLB piece. The team realizes keeping Beuhler as a KO specialist isnt worth the roster spot and he moves on. I think one of the three DBs (Smith, Mickens, and Hamlin) will turn into a starter on this team. Just waiting to find out which one.
Will any of the Dirty Dozen ever make a Pro Bowl?
No. If anyone has a chance, its one of the three DBs I mention above.
Will this draft class be considered a success in 3 - 5 years?
No. There are a few usable pieces in there, but no one to make this draft a success.
Ok, Cowboys fans ... what say you?