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After Further Review Are We Still Happy with Our Draft Pick???


I was watching the Denver Broncos game today and was watching Von Miller who was from Texas and a fan of the Dallas Cowboys.  I found myself wishing that he was playing for us. This was about an hour after seeing JJ Watt sack Gabbert like he was a child.  I couldn't stop thinking about what it would be like to have Ware and Miller on opposing sides.  We wouldn't need to be so concerned about our secondary because no one would be able to get the ball off. However at this point I also had to catch my breath and realize that if he was playing for us that this would mean that Tyron Smith would NOT be playing for us at Right Tackle.  Let me get certain things straight before we get into this topic.  I DO realize that Tron was a sensible and even a great pick.  So this isn't a post about how BAD Smith is versus all the other draft picks.  This isn't a post about Jerry Jones being a bad GM either (there are already thousands of those).  As a matter of fact even with the small sample size, a quick glance at this draft leads me to believe that this may actually have been one of the best drafts under Jerry Jones (Smith, Murray, Bailey all look like they have the potential to not only be starters but STARS on this team).  This is just an early retrospective look at the draft and rookies that we passed on or didn't move up aggressively to get and considering what the team would be like if we had made another decision... let's take a look.

Now the only person I'm leaving off this list as a possibility is Cam Newton, as I believe no trade short of Ware AND Romo (lol) would have gotten the Panthers to pass on that pick.  Outisde of him, the only person that I ever even consider is Von Miller.

Von Miller: At 10.5 sacks 3 FF and 57 Tackles.  He's in on passing plays naturally, but is still a force on running plays.  Effective with the Speed rush, Spin move, and the Bull Rush. Oh and he was hoping more than anything else that he would be drafted by the Dallas Cowboys. Would it have been a bad idea to try to move up and get him? 

Here's a quick look at the first round in the 2011 draft.

 

1

 

Panthers

 

Cam Newton

 

QB

 

2

 

Broncos

 

Von Miller

 

LB

 

3

 

Bills

 

Marcell Dareus

 

DT

 

4

 

Bengals

 

A.J. Green

 

WR

 

5

 

Cardinals

 

Patrick Peterson

 

CB

 

6

 

Falcons

 

Julio Jones

 

WR

 

7

 

49ers

 

Aldon Smith

 

DE

 

8

 

Titans

 

Jake Locker

 

QB

 

9

 

Cowboys

 

Tyron Smith

 

OT

 

10

 

Jaguars

 

Blaine Gabbert

 

QB

 

11

 

Texans

 

J.J. Watt

 

DE

 

12

 

Vikings

 

Christian Ponder

 

QB

 

13

 

Lions

 

Nick Fairley

 

DT

 

14

 

Rams

 

Robert Quinn

 

DE

 

15

 

Dolphins

 

Mike Pouncey

 

OL

 

16

 

Redskins

 

Ryan Kerrigan

 

DE

 

17

 

Patriots

 

Nate Solder

 

OL

 

18

 

Chargers

 

Corey Liuget

 

DT

 

19

 

Giants

 

Prince Amukamara

 

CB

 

20

 

Buccaneers

 

Adrian Clayborn

 

DL

 

21

 

Browns

 

Phil Taylor

 

DL

 

22

 

Colts

 

Anthony Castonzo

 

OL

 

23

 

Eagles

 

Danny Watkins

 

OL

 

24

 

Saints

 

Cameron Jordan

 

DE

 

25

 

Seahawks

 

James Carpenter

 

OL

 

26

 

Chiefs

 

Jonathan Baldwin

 

WR

 

27

 

Ravens

 

Jimmy Smith

 

CB

 

28

 

Saints

 

Mark Ingram

 

RB

 

29

 

Bears

 

Gabe Carimi

 

OL

 

30

 

Jets

 

Muhammad Wilkerson

 

DT

 

31

 

Steelers

 

Cam Heyward

 

DT

 

32

 

Packers

 

Derek Sherrod

 

OL

 

 

 

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