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.
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Posted Nov. 11, 2009
Carlos Dunlap Update
Last month, I was heavily critical of Florida defensive end Carlos Dunlap, but rightfully so.
As a confident yet humble scout, I pride myself on being as objective as possible.
Dunlap has played more consistently in recent weeks, but not that much more. He still is pretty much invisible, but I do see some hustle in chase tackles - or when he has to run a little bit to make a blindside tackle in the open field.
However, I'm done with Dunlap as a prospect. We are nine games into the season and I just haven't seen the upside or consistency to give Dunlap a second-round grade. I would draft Dunlap late in the second round because this is a weak draft class, but I think he is the most overrated defensive player in the country.
When I put on the tape of Vanderbilt-Florida this week, I just don't see the production, athleticism or consistency you want to see out of a first-round prospect, much less a top-10 prospect.
First of all, his athleticism is highly overrated. He has average agility and no burst off the snap. His first step is nothing to speak highly of.
Second, his only pass-rush move is the spin. He doesn't have a rip move, a swim move or an inside move.
Third, he'll make one impressive play and then he will go invisible for the next couple of series. Dunlap is very soft and not physical in the phone booth against an opposing lineman.
And fourth, his body language really bothers me at times. He will just look uninterested. In the fourth quarter with 6:40 left, he was double-teamed, didn't put up any fight, then made a half-effort jump up to deflect the football. It was a pathetic sight to see from a supposed top-10 draft pick.
Dunlap is a big body. He is 6-6, 280, but it isn't the size of the dog; it's the size of the fight in the dog. It doesn't matter how big Dunlap is because he doesn't play that big when you watch the tape.
Dunlap's draft stock is all over the map. He could go in the top 10, but he could also fall to the second round. Nothing would shock me.