Consolidated Cowboys Draft Board

This is my first post as I usually don't feel that I have much to offer nor the time to offer it in. But since I like analyzing sports, stats, and strategy, in general, and since I already got sucked into creating this for my own analysis, I thought that I might as well share.

Areas for improvement

  • End of the 3rd Round Grades (I don't completely have all the information as it's pretty hard to read the names as the camera for the video swings by. I know I'm missing a WR, but I'm not sure if it's Mike Williams or Emmanuel Sanders. (It is NOT Arrelious Benn.) I'm also not completely sure about the TE or the order of the last 5 3rd round grades.
  • 6th and 7th Rounds. I strained my eyes trying to figure out who some of the names were, I'm not quite sure if I got the ones I got correct, but they're to the best of my knowledge.
  • I'm not sure what the Black magnet breaks are for. There's 4 of them: 1 at the end of the 1st round, 2 in the 3rd round, and 1 in the 4th round.
  • I'm not quite sure what the break down by position is. I'm pretty sure about the Defensive positions, though I'm not quite sure what the 5th column (the one with Wootton and Geathers) is. The offensive positions, I'm a little confused about the last 3 columns, as the last column is barely filled and the 6th one seems to have "OT" in there as well as Gs.
  • Positions are just guesses as to where the Cowboys assigned players. This was mainly used to confirm suspicions about who a "nametag" was. For example, there were 8 WRs with a 3rd Round Grade. That allowed me to confirm that the 3 of the unknown 6 3rd Round grades were WRs.

This work expands on the great work that JBell523, Theebs, Cowboysaficionado, and 24Hz did in posting the pictures and videos for the draft board and in getting a first draft of the Cowboys' Draft board up.

Quick thanks to starmesh23 for contributions.

Cowboys' Draft

  • 1st - Bryant, Dez [WR] Ranked 1,12
  • 2nd - Lee, Sean [ILB] Ranked 1,14
  • 4th - Owusu-Ansah, Akwasi [S] Ranked 4,1
  • 6th - Young, Sam [OT] Ranked 5,4
  • 6th - Wall, Jamar [CB] Ranked 5,15
  • 7th - Lissemore, Sean [DE] Unranked

List of Notable Missing Players

  • Tebow, Tim [QB] (1,25)
  • Cook, Chris [CB] (2,34)
  • Benn, Arrelious [WR] (2,39)
  • Dunlap, Carlos [OLB] (2,54)
  • Cody, Terrence [NT] (2,57)
  • Spikes, Brandon [ILB] (2,62)
  • Angerer, Pat [ILB] (2,63)
  • Brown, Charles [OT] (2,64)
  • Walton, JD [C] (3,80)
  • Griffen, Everson [OLB] (4,100)
  • Campbell, Bruce [OT] (4,106)
  • Williams, Mike [WR] (4,101) - added 2012/03/10
  • Hernandez, Aaron [TE] (4,113) - added 2012/03/10
  • Atkins, Geno [DT] (4,120) - added 2012/03/10

ED (2012-03-10): Got some additional pieces of information:

Here and Here which changed around the board. From the first, I was able to get the 7th round name of the TE, and a concern that Aaron Hernandez was actually NOT on the board. This led me to look closer at the videos in which I was able to determine that Raf was correct, and Hernandez was NOT on the board, and instead I had messed up the last of the 3rd round grades. Instead of Hernandez, blank, Shipley, Beadles, ??????, Hardesty, Gilyard, it turns out that the last of the 3rd round grades was Hardesty, blank, Shipley, Beadles, Jimmy Graham, Sanders, Gilyard. This fits with the number of names that were at each position in the 3rd round.

In addition, I was able to determine the correct column names for the last 3 columns on the defensive side of the ball, and have updated the post to have those correct names. And to see some of the names on the 6th round grades.

1st Round 2nd Round 3rd Round 4th Round 5th Round 6th Round 7th Round
Bradford, Sam [QB] (1,1) McCourty, Devin [CB] (1,27) Kindle, Sergio [OLB] (2,43) Owusu-Ansah, Akwasi [S] (4,126) Lauvao, Shawn [OL] (3,92) Veldheer, Jared [OT] (3,69) Thurmond, Walter [CB] (4,111)
McCoy, Gerald [DT] (1,3) Thomas, Demaryius [WR] (1,22) Davis, Anthony [OT] (1,11) Arenas, Javier [KR] (2,50) Ford, Jacoby [WR] (4,108) McCoy, Chris [OLB] (7,212) Easley, Marcus [WR] (4,107)
Suh, Ndamakong [DT] (1,2) Misi, Koa [OLB] (2,40) Wootton, Corey [DE] (4,109) Ducasse, Vladimir [OT] (2,61) Batten, Danny [OLB] (6,192) Hoomanawanui, Michael [TE] (5,132) Kafka, Mike [QB] (4,122)
Okung, Russell [OT] (1,6) Hughes, Jerry [OLB] (1,31) Robinson, Patrick [CB] (1,32) Dickson, Ed [TE] (3,60} Young, Sam [OT] (6,179) McClendon, Jacques [OL] (4,129) Byham, Nate [TE] (6,182)
Williams, Trent [OT] (1,4) Graham, Brandon [OLB] (1,13) McCluster, Dexter [KR] (2,36) Conner, John [FB] (5,139) Teo-Nesheim, Daniel [OLB] (3,86) Young, Willie [OLB] (7,213) Tracy, Adrian [OLB] (6,184)
Berry, Eric [S] (1,5) Allen, Nate [S] (2,37) McKnight, Joe [RB] (4,112) Harbor, Clay [TE] (4,125) Thomas, Kevin [CB] (3,94) Minor, Brandon [RB] (UND) Chaney, Jamar [ILB] (7,220)
McClain, Rolando [ILB] (1,8) Burnett, Morgan [S] (3,71) Riley, Perry [ILB] (4,103) Geathers, Clifton [DE] (6,186) Sylvester, Steven [ILB] (5,166) LeFevour, Dan [QB] (6,181)
Haden, Joe [CB] (1,7) Mays, Taylor [S] (2,49) Jones, Chad [S] (3,76) Pitta, Dennis [TE] (4,114) Muckelroy, Roddrick [ILB] (4,131)
Spiller, CJ [RB] (1,9) Weatherspoon, Sean [ILB] (1,19) Washington, Daryl [ILB] (2,47) Troup, Torell [DT] (2,41) Stuckey, Darrell [S] (4,110) Olsen, Eric [C] (6,183)
Iupati, Mike [OL] (1,17) Williams, Dan [DT] (1,26) McCoy, Colt [QB] (3,85) Mitchell, Carlton [WR] (6,177) Verner, Alterraun [CB] (4,104)
Thomas, Earl [S] (1,14) Jackson, Kareem [CB] (1,20) Price, Taylor [WR] (3,90) Johnson, Mike [OT] (3,98) Arnett, Alric [WR] (UND)
Bryant, Dez [WR] (1,24) Mathews, Ryan [RB] (1,12) Houston, Lamarr [DT] (2,44) Jerry, John [OL] (3,73) Sims, Eugene [OLB] (6,189)
Bulaga, Bryan [OT] (1,23) Price, Brian [DT] (2,35) Smith, D'Anthony [DT] (3,74) Joseph, Linval [DT] (2,46) Graham, Garrett [TE] (4,118)
Lee, Sean [ILB] (2,55) Gronkowski, Rob [TE] (2,42) Williams, Damian [WR] (3,77) Wright, Major [S] (3,75) Jones, Reshad [S] (5,163)
Odrick, Jared [DE] (1,28) Ghee, Brandon [CB] (3,96) Decker, Eric [WR] (3,87) Franks, Dominique [CB] (5,135) Wall, Jamar [CB] (6,196)
Pierre-Paul, Jason [OLB] (1,15) Clausen, Jimmy [QB] (2,48) Gibson, Thaddeus [OLB] (4,116) Asante, Larry [S] (5,160) Eldridge, Brody [FB] (5,162)
Morgan, Derrick [OLB] (1,16) Peters, Corey [DT] (3,83) Moeaki, Tony [TE] (3,93) Skelton, John [QB] (5,155)
Wilson, Kyle [CB] (1,29) Saffold, Rodger [OT] (2,33) Petrus, Mitch [G] (5,147) Jones, Art [DT] (5,157)
Pouncey, Maurkice [C] (1,18) Gerhardt, Toby [RB] (2,51) Tate, Ben [RB] (2,58)
Bowman, Navarro [ILB] (3,91) Tate, Golden [WR] (2,60) Chancellor, Kam [S] (5,133)
Best, Jahvid [RB] (1,30) LaFell, Brandon [WR] (3,78) Roberts, Andre [WR] (3,88)
Alualu, Tyson [DT] (1,10) Spievey, Amari [CB] (3,66) Lewis, Myron [CB] (3,67)
Gresham, Jermaine [TE] (1,21) Neal, Mike [DT] (2,56) Pike, Tony [QB] (6,223)
Asamoah, Jon [G] (3,68) Ward, TJ [S] (2,38)
Hardesty, Montario [RB] (2,59) Butler, Donald [ILB] (3,79)
Woods, Al [DT] (4,123)
Shipley, Jordan [WR] (3,84) Schofield, O'Brien [OLB] (4,130)
Beadles, Zane [OT] (2,45) Worilds, Jason [OLB] (2,52)
Graham, Jimmy [TE] (3,95)
Sanders, Emmanuel [WR] (3,82)
Gilyard, Mardy [WR] (4,99)

# of Defense Ranks
Round CB S ILB OLB DE - 5 Tech DT-Nose KR/Specialist
1st 2 2 3 2 1 3 0
2nd 3 3 2 2 0 2 0
3rd 2 1 1 2 1 4 1
4th 2 5 2 2 0 3 1
5th 3 2 1 2 1 1 0
6th 0 0 2 2 0 0 0
7th 1 0 1 1 0 0 0

# of Offense Ranks
Round WR RB QB TE OT? G? C? Total
1st 1 2 0? 1 3 1 1 23
2nd 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 16
3rd 8 3 1 1 1 3 0 29
4th 2 3 1 2 1 3 0 27
5th 2 1 1 2 1 1 0 18
6th 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 9
7th 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 7

Please feel free to post more information/corrections.


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