I'm more optimistic but the grade is about right. If Zeke has a good year, we get through the first four games and our key players stay healthy it's a good step. I think Smith will work out. The cowboys team doctor performed the surgery, he's probably the most capable member of the cowboys. If we go into next year having won ten games, turned out with four starters from this draft with a top five potential rb, a 90 percent smith, improved byron, Lawrence, Gregory and two of our later picks pan out we should be Happy. We'll bring in more pass rushers and corners by next year. I really believe most of those things could happen and we can make a run in the second and third year of this window. Obviously a disaster has a 50 percent chance of happening with the cowboys but that would doom the season anyways. Ramsey wasn't all we needed to get to the promise land, and I don't think he was the piece that was taking us to a Superbowl. We're still close to being close. Would have preferred Payton Lynch, but not enough to be tied to him. Also, not trading with Baltimore was just stupid. We'd have another 4th round DE coming into camp.
I had hoped they would pick Ramsey as well. However, if we end up with two pro bowlers in this draft then it's a huge success. If Elliot produces 80 percent of what demarco did, and they hold off the first four games then they could win the division. The defense was pretty bad that year as well. I was only hoping for a top twenty defense last year, and they were 16th. With scandrick back, a second year for Jones And the suspended pass rushers along with lee healthy. If the cowboys can have a top 15 defense this year by week 8, we can win the NFC east. Nothing was really giving us a super bowl this year. With a three year window I think a healthy romo has, the pieces added could certainly help make that happen before this decade ends. Am I stoked about the draft? No. But I'm not pulling my hair out either. If everything clicks, a ten win team and maybe a playoff win could be a step towards where we want to be. Hopefully we'll add some average vets. If this was difficult to read, sorry. New garbage phone.
College Football Picks (Week 1, 2011): 3-2 (+$50) College Football Picks (Week 2, 2011): 2-2-1 (+$370) College Football Picks (Week 3, 2011): 2-3 (-$380) College Football Picks (Week 4, 2011): 3-2 (+$270) College Football Picks (Week 5, 2011): 4-1 (+$580) College Football Picks (Week 6, 2011): 2-3 (-$570) College Football Picks (Week 7, 2011): 3-1-1 (+$150) College Football Picks (Week 8, 2011): 2-3 (-$180) College Football Picks (Week 9, 2011): 2-3 (-$70) College Football Picks (Week 10, 2011): 3-2 (-$60) College Football Picks (Week 11, 2011): 2-3 (-$270) College Football Picks (Week 12, 2011): 3-2 (+$50)
College Football Picks (2011 Season): 31-27-2 (+$10) College Football Picks (2010 Season): 37-31-2 (+$190) College Football Picks (2009 Season): 34-34-2 (-$3,820) College Football Picks (2008 Season): 49-38 (+$3,020)
By the way, the fourth-annual Walter/Joker Annual Challenge is on, as I'll be competing with the Joker's College Picks. We each pick five games and see who does the best each week.
Arkansas at LSU Line: LSU by 12. Friday, 2:30 p.m.
As a disclaimer, don't go nuts with my college football picks. I'm much better at picking NFL games (though not this year); I'm just doing these upon request. Follow @walterfootball for updates.
Let's get right to the big game. This is it for LSU. If the Tigers win this, they go to the SEC Championship, and if they win that, they get the chance to play for the co-national championship (assuming Houston keeps on winning). If the Tigers fall, however, their season is over. That's a lot of pressure on a group of 18- to 22-year-olds. Arkansas is playing with house money here.
College Football Pick: Arkansas +12 (3 Units) -- Incorrect; -$330
Colorado at Utah Line: Utah by 22. Friday, 3:30 p.m.
I don't see how this game is going to be close. To quote Franchize, "Colorado is f***ing trash."
College Football Pick: Utah -22 (2 Units) -- Incorrect; -$220
Duke at North Carolina Line: North Carolina by 12.5. Saturday, 3:30 p.m.
This is a pretty big rivalry, so I expect Duke to keep it close against a North Carolina team that might not be interested.
College Football Pick: Duke +12.5 (1 Unit) -- Incorrect; -$110
Illinois at Minnesota Line: Illinois by 10.5. Saturday, 3:30 p.m.
I know Minnesota sucks, but Illinois has dropped five in a row. They don't deserve to be double-digit road favorites.
College Football Pick: Minnesota +10.5 (1 Unit) -- Correct; +$100
Ole Miss at Mississippi State Line: Mississippi State by 17. Saturday, 7:00 p.m.
Mississippi State is coming off a tough loss, and I doubt they'll be up for battling their lesser in-state rival.
College Football Pick: Ole Miss +17 (2 Units) -- Incorrect; -$220