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Old 27.02.2016, 03:32 PM
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After this combine I get the feeling Christian Hackenberg (Penn State) to the Cowboys at no.34 is going to pick up some momentum. Just listening to the NFL.com guys at the combine talk about Hackenberg's arm strength makes me wonder if a team like the Cowboys, where he can sit for a year or two and improve his accuracy, would be a decent landing spot. Going after a strong armed QB, who needs some refinement, outside of rd 1 would allow them to get immediate help for 2016 at no.4. It might be better to address needs in that order rather than the other way round. Obviously the chips have to fall right in order for you do that.

Hand size is very topical at the combine, Hackenberg has 9" hands, same as Jared Goff. He looks heavier set (223lbs) compared to Goff (215lbs) which might help with putting some extra zip on the ball. He has some bad tape but people talk about how terrible the Penn State O line was over the last couple of years and how that could be half the issue.

That '2nd group' of QB's with 'plus' physical traits is going to be interesting to follow in the next month. Hackenberg, Driskell, Prescott etc.
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Billings looks awesome on what i,ve seen,
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Billings looks awesome on what i,ve seen,
I can't settle on Billings. He's a bit of a 'tweener' from what I've seen, not a traditional run stuffer, not a traditional 3 technique. At times he can destroy centers when he's lined up over the top of them, his upper body strength (weight lifting) is too much for them. At other times though I've seen him get hung up on guards, or give ground, which makes me worry/wonder about his lower body strength (although I bet he can squat a small car due to his weight lifting background).

If you can get him going laterally he can struggle, yet at other times he does a good job of slipping off blocks (hand strength?) and avoiding the trash around his feet. Like I've said he can be really disruptive at times. Going back to the change of direction/lateral point, he recorded a 3 cone drill of over 8 seconds. I think only 4/23 DT's recorded times over 8 seconds.

Some people say he's very raw, so who knows perhaps some of his 'failings' are down to technique, something that can be addressed at the next level. He's 6'1 which can be a blessing and a curse.

Like I said, I haven't quite settled on where he fits into what is a very deep/talented DT class.
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Cowboys getting four extra comp picks for draft.
Full list of picks
Round. Pick
1. 4
2. 34
3. 67
4. 101
4. 135 comp
6. 189 from oak
6. 212 comp
6. 216 comp
6. 217 comp

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wouldnt get too excited by late rounders
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wouldnt get too excited by late rounders
Glass half full. Think Tom Brady
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Cowboys getting four extra comp picks for draft.
Full list of picks
Round. Pick
1. 4
2. 34
3. 67
4. 101
4. 135 comp
6. 189 from oak
6. 212 comp
6. 216 comp
6. 217 comp
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wouldnt get too excited by late rounders
Those 6th round picks basically give you a shot at the priority undrafted rookie free agents you want.

The comp in the 4th round, the 135th pick in the draft, is a nice addition though.

This is why Jerry 'wasted' late round picks last year trading back up for Swaim, trading for Christine Michael, Bryce Butler, Matt Cassel etc. he knew he was in line to get these comp picks. Still would have been nice to have those picks as well though tbh.
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IF we take Ramsey is it a good idea to have 2 players as safety/db? combo?
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IF we take Ramsey is it a good idea to have 2 players as safety/db? combo?
This is my only concern with Ramsey. Are Bryon Jones and Jalen Ramsey both better safeties than corners? Is Jalen Ramsey the best corner in the class? Is Byron Jones a better corner than the rest of the corners in this class? Is Jalen Ramsey a huge upgrade over Byron Jones as a safety? is it better to have 2 players with clearly defined roles? It poses so many questions.

The danger is, like you say, perhaps you end up with 2 'jack of all trades' players rather than a 'master' safety and a 'master' corner.

I think they are both better safeties than corners, at this stage anyway. That said people will preach versatility, which is understandable. Plus if you lose one to injury the other can just step right in at whichever position you feel is more valuable.
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On the DB front, we have apparently scheduled a visit with Vernon Hargreaves.

If we do take DB, which is very likely given how huge a need it is, would anyone have a preference to which one we took?
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