This is not a big secret, I know, but by going Defense I mean to select a defensive player on rounds 1st to 4th or maybe even 5th.
Just think about it. The Offense is loaded with talent. You got a franchise quarterback that is not going anywhere, anytime soon. You got a very good receiving corps. You finally got a 1,000-yards running back. You got future a Hall-of-Famer tight end, and now you even got a decent offensive line with a Pro Bowl tackle.
Sure, maybe another 1st round invested on that offensive line and we’ll soon have the best line in the league; but with so many needs on the defensive side of the ball, that’s just a luxury we can’t have right now.
So, we are going Defense but, where to start?
There is only one possible place: the defensive line. I’m stating the obvious once again, but with Jerry you never know.
Anthony Spencer and Jason Hatcher have no contracts, DeMarcus Ware game is heading down, and you don’t know what you have in Tyrone Crawford. George Selvie and Nick Hayden are good role players who give you some depth, but you need all the help you can get here.
The linebackers were supposed to be a position of strength of this team, but it seems that you can’t count on Sean Lee’s health, and Bruce Carter took a step back this season. However, we only have seven picks, so you need to choose your battles. Lee and Carter, with DeVonte Holloman and maybe Justin Durant, give you a decent LB corps.
Now, what to do of this secondary? Orlando Scandrick and Barry Church were the only solid players of this group. We have to hope that Brandon Carr and Morris Claiborne will rebound next season with a new system. What about J.J. Wilcox, Jeff Heath and Matt Johnson? What do the Dallas Cowboys have in them?
As much as I would like to draft a QB in the middle rounds, I believe this is not the year to do something like that. Jerry Jones and Jason Garrett should go D-Fence, D-Fence, D-Fence! In order to create competition in a unit that needs it badly.
Defensive tackle in the 1st, defensive end in the 2nd, safety in the 3rd, defensive tackle in the 4th, linebacker in the 5th, cornerback in the 6th, and defensive end in the 7th.
Jerry forget about the Romo-friendly Offense, on draft day please go Defense!
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