Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Cowboys Final Draft Board

I will readily admit that this post may be interesting to only me. Then again, that may apply to 95% of the stuff on this blog anyway.

What you have here is the fabulous work of some hardcore Cowboys fans, who like me, read the guys at http://www.bloggingtheboys.com/ on a regular basis.

Because the Cowboys are pretty free and easy about access to their "War Room" with live cams and mics and all manner of other ways to "look in", it is only obvious that the classified information that they have around the room would be interesting to those of us who want to know what the scouting department has been up to for the past year.

So, people with great computers use pictures like the one above, and begin to decode the Cowboys information with pictures that the Cowboys themselves have taken and released. Isn't this awesome?

I have people I talk to who are inside the organization, and I only put this post up because everything that the readers of BTB.com have figured out does in fact jive with my information prior to the draft. In other words, I believe their findings to be spot on.

Here is what a reader named JBell posted here :

From this pic, it looks as if the column on the left were our 1st round grades.. column next to it was our 2nd round grades, and so on.

Right under Jerry's arm it says "Dallas 2-55" and that's where we took Lee.

A couple of interesting tidbits:

-We had a 1st round grade on Navorro Bowman, who went in the 3rd to the Niners. He would have been our pick at 59 had we not traded up for Lee.

-We had the 2nd tier safeties ranked in this order: 1. Allen 2. Burnett 3. Mays.

-We had a 3rd round grade on Wooten... He went a few picks before us in the 4th, and that's when we traded down and took AOA. I think we take him if Chi-town doesn't.

-We had a 3rd round grade on 49ers 1st rounder Anthony Davis.

-Jerry's arm seems to be covering three names: Bryan Bulaga (judging from the 1-23), and probably Dez Bryant and Earl Thomas.

This is all speculation but I think it's a pretty educated guess based on the fact that Jerry said we had a first round grade on Lee, which matches up with the column in the picture.

Isn't this great fun?

Again, I don't know what to do with all of this info, but now you see why they traded up for Sean Lee rather than Safety Morgan Burnett. They were following their board. Lee was a 1st round grade, Burnett was not.

And now, thanks to many Cowboys fans who are both bored and awesome, here is what we think the Cowboys draft board read:

Round 1
1. Sam Bradford
2. Gerald McCoy
3. Ndamakong Suh
4. Russell Okung
5. Trent Williams
6. Eric Berry
7. Rolando McClain
8. Joe Haden
9. CJ Spiller
10. Mike Iupati
11. Dez Bryant
12. Earl Thomas
13. Bryan Bulaga
14. Sean Lee
15. Jared Odrick
16. Jason Pierre-Paul
17. Derrick Morgan
18. Kyle Wilson
19. MaurkicePouncey
20. Navorro Bowman
21. Jahvid Best
22. Tyson Alualu
23. Jermaine Gresham

Round 2
1. Devin McCourty
2. Demaryius Thomas
3. Koa Misi
4. Jerry Hughes
5. Brandon Graham
6. Nate Allen
7. Morgan Burnett
8. Taylor Mays
9. Dan Williams
10. (covered name)
11. Kareem Jackson
12. Ryan Matthews
13. Brian Price
14. Rob Gronkowski
15. Brandon Ghee
16. Jimmy Clausen

Round 3
1. Sergio Kindle
2. Anthony Davis
3. Corey Wooton
4. Patrick Robinson
5. Dexter McCluster
6. Joe McKnight
7. (covered name)
8. -
9. -
10. Colt McCoy
11. Taylor Price
12. Lamarr Houston
13. D’Anthony Smith
14. Damian Williams
15. Eric Decker
16. Thaddeus Gibson
17. Corey Peters
18. Rodger Saffold
19. Toby Gerhardt
20. Golden Tate
21. Brandon LeFell
22. Amari Spievey
23. Mike Neal

Round 4
1. Akwasi Owusu-Ansah
2. Javier Arenas
3. Vladimir Ducasse
4. Ed Dickson
6. Clay Harbor
7. Perry Riley
8. (plate removed)
9. Torell Troup
10. Carlton Mitchell
11. Mike Johnson
12. John Jerry
13. Linval Joseph
14. Major Wright
15. Dominique Franks
16. Larry Asante
17. Tony Moeaki
19. Ben Tate
20. Kam Chancellor
21. Andre Roberts
22. Myron Lewis

Round 5
1. Shawn Lauvao
2. Jacoby Ford
3. Danny Batten
5. Daniel Teo-Nesheim
6. Kevin Thomas
7. Clifton Geathers
8. Dennis Pitta
9. Darrell Stucky
10. Alterraun Verner
11. Alric Arnett?
13. Garrett Graham
15. Jamar Wall?

Round 6
1. Jared Veldheer
3. M. Hoomanawanui

Round 7
3. Mike Kafka

Again, you may not find this interesting, but I do very, very much. It explains so much about their thought process, and also helps you feel good about the strategy of not picking strictly for need. Take the best player on your board.

Now, the great question: Was your board right?


Jay Beerley said...

Sweet post. To help fund the death star (or a charity, I guess) Jerry should auction off one spot to be in the war room. That would be pretty awesome.

L.E.B. said...

If the Cowboys were committed to following their board, and this board is accurate, does that mean they were prepared to draft Lee with the 27 pick had they not traded up for Bryant (assuming Bryant was going to be drafted by the Ravens as has been speculated)?

ben8gan said...

Good read...and I advocate more pictures of Wade with a sportscoat and a tie!

This picture is begging for a caption. Here's my attempt:

"I want 3 pepperoni's and a jug of sweet tea."

snivlem said...

Genius, Ben.


southwick said...

More draft posts please!

Brooks said...

Sure, the draft selection is interesting, but the drink selection is truly telling of our draft room. Water, Starbucks, giant Subway cup, iced tea, and a Mountain Dew. The Dew is placed directly in front of Jerry's seat. Was our owner drinking a f*cking Mountain Dew during the draft? Explains a lot.

Jake said...

Cowgirl fans are idiots and very very gay like thier players, coahces and owners. you all suck.