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.
2012 NBA Draft Combine Coverage: Baylor's Quincy Miller Made a Mistake by Entering NBA Draft - June 16
After initially announcing his intention to return to Baylor for his sophomore season, Quincy Miller had a change of heart and declared for the 2012 NBA Draft. "At first, I was listening to everybody else's opinion instead my own," Miller admitted at the NBA Draft Combine. "Ever since I was younger, I just wanted to play in the NBA so I was like I might as well go follow my dreams."
Many viewed the decision as a mistake since Miller was projected to be a top-10 pick in 2013, assuming he had the breakout season most thought he would. Miller, who measured 6'10" in shoes at the Combine doesn't agree with that train of thought. "I think I can develop just as well as I can in college as I can in the NBA."
Even with the team's success, Miller didn't individually live up to expectations in his lone season in Waco. He did average 10.6 points and 4.9 rebounds per game earning him Co-Big XII Rookie of the Year honors, but more was expected from him since he was a top-10 recruit in the 2011 class.
The fact that Miller was recovering from an ACL injury that cost him most of his senior year of high school is partially responsible for his lackluster freshman campaign and something he admits was a mental hurdle to overcome. "It was at first, I kept improving as the season went on. I'm fully over it and don't have any problems with it."
"People put a lot on (the injury.) I think that's a big reason why my draft stock's so low. Now, since they see I move better and it's not bothering me at all."
"I wasn't able to show how well I dribble the ball and how I can get past defenders. I think I had a great year at Baylor as far as team wins. We made it to the Elite 8, won a lot of games. It was all about team. Now I got more time to focus on myself and my own game."
One thing Miller must focus on is getting stronger at the next level. He is also looking to become a better perimeter shooter. "I feel like I can be a good NBA three-point shooter if I just keep working at it."
More than likely, Miller will not make an immediate impact at the next level. In fact, he enters the final stretch leading up to the draft as a borderline first-round pick. He could eventually develop into one of the later steals of the 2012 draft class, but for the immediate future, Miller might end up regretting his change of heart.