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Old 22.02.2016, 11:20 AM
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From the 'Gregory' thread..............

That's the NFL for you. It's very hard to fill all the holes in your roster.

The key is finding 'diamonds in the rough' in later rounds of the draft, something the Cowboys have failed to do.

Look at the players on the Cowboys roster that have been drafted outside of the top 100 picks over the last 10 years:

Damien Wilson (4th round - 2015)
Ryan Russell (5th round - 2015)
Mark Nzeocha (7th round - 2015)
Geoff Swaim (7th round - 2015)

Anthony Hitchens (4th round - 2014)
Devin Street (4th round - 2014)
Terrance Mitchell (7th round - 2014)

Kyle Wilbur (4th round - 2012)
James Hanna (6th round - 2012)

Orlando Scandrick (5th round - 2008)

Doug Free (4th round 2007)

They've made 54 picks outside the top 100 in the last 9 drafts by my reckoning. 10 are on the roster, and 8 of those are still on rookie contracts. So 2 players from 54 have been good enough for a 2nd contract. 2! I don't know how that compares across the league but I'm guessing some teams have a much better success rate than that.
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