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Will a draftee be cut this year?

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So I am not entirely sure if someone has discussed this subject before, and if so, bare with me, but something I am curious about is if there will be a surprise draftee cut this year.

I begin my research in 2010, considering I didn't really follow drafts until 2009, but that draft was just sad, and it has been documented how none of those players are no longer on the roster.

2010 Draft

  1. Round 1 = Pick 24 = Dez Bryant = Wide Receiver
  2. Round 2 = Pick 55 = Sean Lee = Linebacker
  3. Round 3 = None
  4. Round 4 = Pick 126 = Akwasi Owusu-Ansah = Safety
  5. Round 5 = None
  6. Round 6 = Pick 179 & 196 = Sam Young & Jamar Wall = Offensive Tackle & Cornerback
  7. Round 7 = Pick 234 = Sean Lissemore = Defensive Tackle

From this draft, there are only 3 players currently on the Cowboys roster out of 6 for a 50% retention rate.

2011 Draft

  1. Round 1 = Pick 9 = Tyron Smith = Offensive Tackle
  2. Round 2 = Pick 40 = Bruce Carter = Linebacker
  3. Round 3 = Pick 71 = Demarco Murray = Running Back
  4. Round 4 = Pick 110 = David Arkin = Guard
  5. Round 5 = Pick 143 = Josh Thomas = Cornerback
  6. Round 6 = Pick 176 = Dwayne Harris = Wide Receiver
  7. Round 7 = Pick 220 & 252 = Shaun Chapas & Bill Nagy = Fullback & Center

From this draft, there are 5 players currently on the Cowboys roster out of 8 for a 62.5% retention rate.

2012 Draft

  1. Round 1 = Pick 6 = Morris Clairborne = Cornerback
  2. Round 2 = None
  3. Round 3 = Pick 81 = Tyrone Crawford = Defensive End
  4. Round 4 = Pick 113 & 135 = Kyle Wilber & Matt Johnson = Lineback & Safety
  5. Round 5 = Pick 152 = Danny Coale = Wide Receiver
  6. Round 6 = Pick 186 = James Hanna = Tight End
  7. Round 7 = Pick 222 = Caleb McSurdy = Linebacker

From this draft, there are 7 players currently on the Cowboys roster out of 7 for a 100% retention rate.

Which brings me to this year's draft.

2013 Draft

  1. Round 1 = Pick 31 = Travis Frederick = Center
  2. Round 2 = Pick 47 = Gavin Escobar = Tight End
  3. Round 3 = Pick 74 & 80 = Terrance WIlliams & JJ Wilcox = Wide Receiver & Safety
  4. Round 4 = Pick 114 = BW Webb = Cornerback
  5. Round 5 = Pick 151 = Joseph Randle = Running Back
  6. Round 6 = Pick 185 = Devonte Holloman = Linebacker
  7. Round 7 = None

From this draft, there are 7 players currently on the Cowboys roster out of 7 for a 100% retention rate.

So from 2010-2013, there are 22 out of 28 draftees currently on the Cowboys roster for a 78.5% retention rate.

There is currently a 100% retention rate for the past two drafts, which is still premature because Training Camp cuts are still coming.

However, out of the 22 draftees between 2010 and 2013, there is only one player that I do not think will be on the Cowboys 53 man roster come September. And that is Danny Coale (due to the emerging presence of several wide receivers impressing everyone during Training Camp and a logjam at Wide Receiver).

Which makes me realize the reason why there was so much roster turnover recently under Garrett. Not only that, but the past few drafts have been in my opinion quite successful. Maybe there is some merit to Romo's comments that this is the most complete team he has ever been on.

So back to my original question, will a draftee be cut this year? And my answer is a simple maybe. Only one that I can foresee coming, but I can be surprised nonetheless. I doubt any of the 2013 draftees will be cut, but only time will tell.

Thus, before the cuts begin, I ask you BTB, which draftee do you think will be cut this year?

P.S. I know the picture has nothing to do with my Fanpost but she is my favorite cheerleader. So sue me haha.

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